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St Mary’s Athletes Selected for National University Championships

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Athletes from the Endurance Performance Centre at St Mary’s University, Twickenham have been names in a 12 strong squad to take part in the British Universities & Colleges (BUCS) Cross Country Championships, which are taking place in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh on Saturday February 1st.

The top three runners in each of the men’s and women’s long course races will qualify for the World Junior Cross Country Championships in Marrakesh in Morocco in March if their countries enter the competition.

All of the St Mary’s squad are from its Endurance Performance Centre programme. Four men and four women from St Mary’s will take part in the team event with the remaining squad members taking part in a mixed relay.

The St Mary’s squad includes the recently nominated European Athlete of the month Anna Møller and Izzy Fry.

St Mary’s University Athletics President Daniel Jarvis said “The whole squad are excited about taking part in what will be a series of four very challenging races. The two short course races will be first and followed by the two long course races and it’s from these that the runners will be looking to qualify for the World Junior cross Country Champs.

“On a personal note this will be my only my second time running at the event as I cracked my ribs last year and in 2018 I was suffering from glandular fever. With the support of our coaches Craig Winrow and Mick Woods the squad’s and my own preparation this year have gone pretty well and I’m hoping to put that all behind me and put in a good run and help our team deliver a strong performance.”     

Men’s A Team

Cameron Allan

Tom Butler

Ellis Cross

Dan Jarvis

Luke Prior

Abdi Sharif

Women’s A Team

Becky Briggs

Izzy Fry

Phoebe Law

Anna Moller

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