Several athletes and alumni from St Mary’s University, Twickenham were among competitors at the British Athletics Cross Country Challenge in Liverpool on the 27th November.
The race also served as a trial for the European Cross Country Championships in Dublin on the 12th of December. In the Men’s short course, alumnus Ricky Harvie finished 6th place. Meanwhile, in the Senior Men’s Race, alumni Jacob Allen and Ben Bradley finished in 14th and 17th place respectively and current student Alex Ediker finished 9th in the U23s race.
Elsewhere in the Women’s Senior and U23s race, alumna Izzy Fry claimed 7th place overall and 2nd in the U23s and fellow alumna Rebecca Murray finished 19th. Meanwhile in the Women’s U20s current student Megan Gadsby finished in 14th place.
Three athletes were selected to represent Team GB later this month. Alumnus Jack Rowe secured the top spot to represent the team in Men’s Senior race and current student Henry McLuckie who claimed 1st place in the Men’s U20s has also been selected. Joining them is alumna Izzy Fry who will represent Team GB in the U23s race.
Head of Sports St Mary's Andrew Reid-Smith said, “It is great news to see the EPC alumni athletes being selected to represent GB and the European Cross Country in Dublin. St Mary's coaches and athletes wish them all the best for next week's champs."