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