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Four Students in Great Britain World Junior team

Four LSAC first year students have been selected for the Greta Britain and Northern Ireland team for the IAAF World Juni0r Championships in Tempere, Finland, from July 10th – 15th.

Niamh Emerson’s selection for the heptathlon was long expected after her excellent bronze medal in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April, but her three club peers all made significant progress over the weekend to ensure their selection.

Tom Mortimer took some twenty seconds off his 5000m best in the BMC Grand Prix in Loughborough on the Saturday ; his 13.57.95 being his first career clocking below 14 minutes.

Alex Knibbs recorded his third consecutive PB in the 400m hurdles to win the Mannheim Junior Gala in Germany, his 50.57 taking him to 5th on the UK all time junior list, whilst in the same meeting Alisha Rees was also victorious, winning the women’s 200m in 23.44 a further season’s best for her.