Three athletes who train at the University of Bath have been named in the Great Britain & Northern Ireland team for the IAAF World Relay Championships in Nassau, Bahamas on May 2-3.
European 400m hurdles champion Eilidh Child, who is part of Malcolm Arnold’s training group, is joined by Margaret Adeoye, Seren Bundy-Davies, Shana Cox, Kelly Massey and Anyika Onuora in the women’s 4x400m relay squad.
University of Bath graduate Danny Talbot and Andy Robertson, both coached by Dan Cossins, are in the men’s 4x100m relay squad along with Roy Ejiakuekwu, James Ellington, Richard Kilty and Sean Safo-Antwi.
And there is a welcome return to action after a two-year break for Jack Green, who used to train with Arnold at the University of Bath and is now based in the United States. He goes in the men’s 4x400m relay squad.
The top eight teams in both the men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m will automatically qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games.
British Athletics Performance Director Neil Black said: “We are looking to build on our relay success from 2014 and these championships will once again provide a vital opportunity to prepare teams for the 2015 World Championships and beyond. It is also a gateway to qualify for Rio 2016.
“These World Relay Championships will also give us a chance to look at the depth of the squads as a number of athletes have not been available for selection. I’m looking forward to see how some of the athletes take this opportunity on the world stage.
“I’m sure the team will rise to the occasion of these unique relay championships in the wonderful Caribbean setting of the Bahamas.”