Loughborough International Preview
19/05/2023 00:00, In Blog /
This weekend several Welsh athletes will travel to Loughborough to represent Wales at the Loughborough International. The team boasts a mix of young talent and experienced athletes, with many having represented Wales at last year’s Commonwealth Games.
The Loughborough International is a high level of domestic competition which will see the Welsh athletes compete against the other home nations. For many of the athletes selected, the international meeting will act as their outdoors season opener.
Seren Bundy Davies (Trafford AC) will be in action following a great performance in Belfast over the weekend, 52.76 seconds in the women’s 400m Race A to finish second. Her fastest time over 400m since 2016 and will be hoping to do the same this weekend.
After opening his season at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Jesolo earlier this month James Ledger (DSW Para Academy) will be in action in the 100m.
Sprinter Hannah Brier (Swansea Harriers) finished second over 200m at least years meeting, with a time of 23:39. Brier will return to Loughborough to compete over the same distance this weekend as she opens her outdoor season.
After spending the winter season competing for Great Britain in Bobsleigh, Adele Nicoll (Birchfield Harriers) will be returning to compete in the shot put.
Oliver Barbaresi (Thames Valley Harriers) will be competing over 800m, Barbaresi finished just outside of the podium places in last year’s event in the 1500m.
James Heneghan (Pontypridd Roadents) is a strong contender over the mile. Heneghan recently finished first over 3000m at the BMC Gold Standard Races in Birmingham earlier this month.
Challenging the 3000m again this year is Angharad Davies (A.D.Sprint) after finishing in eighth place in what was a new personal best of 9:24.35 at the time.
Commonwealth Games heptathlete Lauren Evans (Cardiff Athletics) will be in action in the long jump and 100m hurdles. Evans has had a busy start to her outdoor season already, having competed at the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships and the first RunWithTheWind event.
Storm Evans (Carmarthen & District Harriers) recently threw a distance of 44.14m at the first RunWithTheWind and Field Events of the season, in which she reached the Commonwealth Youth Games Nomination Standard.
Good luck to all athletes competing!
Read the full Team Announcement here.