Lawrence Clarke, Kirsten McAslan and Laura Maddox have been named today in a 39–strong team to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the 2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, from 5-8 March.
Clarke, a graduate student at the University of Bath, has been in great form this indoor season, setting a new personal best in the 60m hurdles and winning the British Indoor Championships in Sheffield earlier this month.
He is currently third in the European rankings so will be looking for his first European indoor medal.
McAslan and Maddox are both selected for the individual 400m after impressive performances at the British Championships and Birmingham Grand Prix.
McsAslan, studying Biochemistry at the University of Bath, claimed her first British indoor title in the 400m two weeks ago but was 0.05 seconds off the European qualification mark.
She made amends a week later with a huge personal best at the Birmingham Grand Prix of 52.28 seconds, which put her well inside the qualification time of 53.00.
Team Bath athlete Laura Maddox also set a lifetime personal best in the 400m at the Birmingham Grand Prix of 52.34 to secure the qualification time and book her place on the team.
Maddox is coached by University of Bath athletics coach Colin Bovell. Bovell said: ‘Laura has worked hard and smart this year and her talent deserves recognition. Selection for the British Athletics team for the European Indoor Athletics Championships is just reward”.
“I am really looking forward to being part of the Great Britain team. I feel very proud and happy”, said Maddox.
McAslan and Maddox are also part of the 4 x 400m relay squad selected for the Championships.