Vera Chinedu selected for Mannheim meet.
Updated: Jan 11
British under-20 record-holders Molly Caudery and Jake Norris head a 20-strong GB team for the BAUHAUS Junioren-Gala in Mannheim, Germany, taking place on June 23-24.
Commonwealth Games fifth-placer Caudery is the joint national outdoor under-20 pole vault record-holder thanks to her best of 4.40m, while Norris broke his own hammer record with a throw of 80.45m in Bedford over the weekend to move to second on the IAAF world rankings for the 6kg implement.
Mannheim will also provide a key test for the men’s and women’s 4x100m teams, with the men’s outfit looking at its sharpest for several years, having clocked the best time set by an under-20 team since 2012 when winning the Loughborough International in 39.53.
Team leader Trevor Painter said: “We’ve selected a strong team for the Mannheim Gala and it is another key meeting in our calendar as we prepare for next month’s World U20 Championships in Tampere.
“There will be a focus on the sprints and the men’s and women’s 4x100m relay teams and Mannheim will allow athletes to benefit from going up against some strong international competition both on the track and in the field.
“Building on the performances from the England U20 Championships at the weekend, it also allows for athletes to consolidate their preparations ahead of the World U20s.”
British team for the BAUHAUS Junioren-Gala
100m: Dom Ashwell, Kaie Chambers-Brown, Jona Efoloko, Michael Olsen 200m: Charlie Dobson 110m hurdles: Jason Nicholson, Josh Zeller 400m hurdles: Alex Knibbs Hammer: Bayley Campbell, Jake Norris Discus: James Tomlinson 4x100m: Dom Ashwell, Kaie Chambers-Brown, Charlie Dobson, Jona Efoloko, Chad Miller, Michael Olsen
100m: Kristal Awuah, Ebony Carr, Vera Chinedu 200m: Georgina Adam, Mair Edwards, Alisha Rees Pole vault: Molly Caudery Long jump: Holly Mills 4x100m: Georgina Adam, Kristal Awuah, Ebony Carr, Vera Chinedu, Mair Edwards, Alisha Rees