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Five Kent athletes set to compete for TeamGB places at next month's European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg

05 February 2013

Jack GreenFive Kent athletes are set to take on the cream of British athletics talent this weekend as they bid to earn spots in the team for next month's European Indoor Championships.

Olympic hurdler Jack Green, from Hythe, hopes to put a shoulder injury behind him to race in the flat 400m at the UK Indoor Championships at Sheffield on Saturday and Sunday.

A spot in the 4x400m relay team is also within the 21-year-old's (pictured) sights.

Sittingbourne's Sean Molloy, a 17-year-old Westlands School pupil will go in the heats of the 800m on Saturday afternoon (4.05pm).

Molloy, who runs for Tonbridge AC and competed in the heats at the World Junior Championship in Barcelona last July, won his first title of the year at the South of England under-20 Indoor Championships at Lee Valley last month.

If he is to earn a spot on TeamGB for the European Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, next month, he will need to secure a top-two finish in Sunday afternoon’s finals and will likely need to improve his PB by up to four seconds to meet the selection criteria.

Gillingham shot put star Shaunagh Brown will need to better her PB by a metre to stand a chance of earning a place on the flight to Sweden while Dartford thrower Scott Rider will seek to do likewise.
 
Blackheath & Bromley AC sprint ace Dina Asher-Smith, 17, will aim to post new bests in the 60m and 200m in order to earn her first senior GB call-up.
 
The five have all accepted invitations to take part, though other elite athletes from the county like sprinter Adam Gemili and distance runenr Lisa Dobriskey have opted to focus on preparations for the outdoor season with the World Championships taking place in Moscow this summer.
 
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