Hart, Rush and Clarke named in England team for Delhi

23 August 2010

University of Bath student Katrina Hart and Team Bath AC runner Holly Rush were today named in England’s athletics team for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.

They are joined in the team by hurdler Lawrence Clarke, who trains at the University of Bath, and by University of Bath graduates Marilyn Okoro and Katherine Endacott.

Hart, who is studying Sports Performance at the University and is coached by Rob Ellchuk, is selected for the T37 100m, the event in which she finished seventh at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Holly Rush (pictured), who is coached by Martin Rush, has been selected to run the marathon in Delhi. She was a member of the GB team that won the marathon team bronze at the European Championships in Barcelona this summer. Like Hart, she makes her Commonwealth Games debut in Delhi.

Clarke, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, runs the 110m hurdles for England in Delhi on his Commonwealth Games debut.

Okoro, who graduated with a degree in French and Politics from the University in 2007, is selected for the 800m and is also named in the 4x400m squad. She reached the 800m final finishing seventh on her Commonwealth Games debut in Melbourne four years ago.

Coach Education and Sports Performance graduate Endacott runs the 100m and is a member of the 4x100m relay squad, while former student Ryan Scott is named in the 4x100m relay squad.

The Commonwealth Games run from 3–14 October and take place in Delhi.

The University of Bath has one of the leading university sports departments in the UK. Under its Team Bath brand, its success is based on the expertise and dedication of staff, and its excellent facilities, used by the community and Olympic medal winners alike.

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