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Success for St Mary’s Athletes and Alumni at British Championships

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Athletes and Alumni at St Mary’s University, Twickenham were well represented at the British Athletics Championships.

The Championships were held across three days 25th-27th June, with this year’s competition serving as a qualifier for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

In the Men’s 1500m, Jake Wightman who trains at the St Mary’s Endurance Performance Centre (EPC), finished second in a time of 3:40.77 to secure automatic selection for the Tokyo Olympics. Alumnus Charlie Grice completed the race in a time of 3:42.93 to finish fifth, alongside current student Henry McLuckie who finished 12th.

EPC Alumnus Elliot Giles also secured automatic selection for the Olympics in the Men’s 800m, completing the race in 1:45.11 to finish first. In the Men’s 5000m Alumnus Jack Rowe finished third, completing the race in a time of 13:38.81 alongside Alumnus Ben Bradley who finished eighth with a personal best of 13:54.37.

In the Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Alumnus Daniel Jarvis finished seventh with a time of 8:53.56 and current student Thomas Randolph has been selected for the European Under 23 Championships after finishing third in the Men’s 800m heat with a time of 1:48:04.

Alumna Revee Walcott-Nolan competed in the Women’s 1500m achieving a time of 4:08.41 to finish first and take the British title. In the Women’s 5000m, Alumna Sarah Astin completed the race in 16:21.17 to finish eighth and Alumna Stevie Lawrence finished sixth in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase setting a personal best of 10:15.75. Elsewhere in the Women’s 800m Alumna Adelle Tracey finished sixth with a time of 2:02.10.

St Mary’s was also represented in one of the sprint events with Destiny Ogali, a current student, running 10.58 in the semi-final of the Men’s 100m.

Head of Sport St Mary’s, Andrew Reid-Smith said “It’s great to see so many students, past and present, competing at the British Championships. Some really good performances with Revee and Elliot providing highlights by winning national titles. Congratulations to Elliot and Jake on achieving automatic selection for Tokyo, they are racing well and will be confident heading into the Games”.

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