A number of Athletes and Alumni from the Endurance Performance Centre (EPC) at St Mary’s University, Twickenham have been selected for international competitions taking place this weekend.
At the Loughborough International, taking place on Sunday 22nd May, four Simmies have been selected to represent Team England. Current students Shaun Gee, Men's 800m, Cameron Allan, Men's 3000m, and Elena Carey, Women's 3000m steeplechase, have all been selected. Rio 2016 Olympian and Alumna of St Mary’s Jade Lally has also been selected in the Women’s Discuss.
The competition is widely seen as the curtain-raiser for the outdoor athletics season, and sees athletes from England, Wales, Scotland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Juniors, and the National Athletics League amongst others take part.
In the Birmingham Diamond League, taking place on Saturday 21st May, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Finalist and EPC Associate Jake Wightman will compete in the Men’s 800m A Race. Current student Rocco Zaman- Brown will also compete in the Men’s 800m B Race and will be joined by alumnus Thomas Randolph. EPC Alumna Georgie Hartigan will also be competing in the women’s 800m B Race.
The Birmingham Diamond League will be broadcast live on BBC One from 1.15pm on Saturday 21st May.