News Archive, Category: Athletes

Polly Maton

06 July 2016

Sport: Athletics Event: T47 100m, long jump Date of birth: 23/10/1999 Coach: Colin Baross Biography: Devizes schoolgirl Polly, a below-the-elbow amputee, only made her international debut in 2014 after being spotted at a talent identification event. Coached by Colin Baross at the University of Bath, she won three gold medals at the IWAS Junior Championships in 2014 and went on to compete at the IPC World Championships the following year, finishing fifth in the long...

Jack Houghton

01 March 2016

Sport: Athletics Sporting history: Jack started athletics recreationally at the age of 15 and only began to train seriously upon becoming a University of Bath student in 2012. Jack's brother was involved in athletics and, as a rugby player, Jack used to go with him to keep fit during the rugby off-season. Greatest achievement/highlight: England senior debut (2015) Why Jack is part of the Team Bath Athlete Forum: Acknowledging the sports facilities at the University of Bath as...

Andrew Robertson

18 June 2014

Sport/Event: Athletics; 100m, 4x100m relay, 200m Date and place of Birth: 17 December 1990, Manchester Coached by: Daniel Cossins Clubs: Sale Harriers Manchester Biography: Andrew is another Dan Cossins trained athlete here at the University of Bath. An explosive 100m sprinter, Andrew has won medals both domestically and on the continent. Career highlights: Selected to represent England at Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014 Bronze - 100m, Sainsbury's British championships, 2013 Silver - 4x100m, European U23 championships 100m, 2011 Bronze -...

Cameron Chalmers

18 June 2014

Sport/Event: Athletics; 400m, 4x400m relay Date and place of birth: 6 February 1997, Guernsey Coached by: James Hillier Clubs: University of Bath/Guernsey One of the rising stars of British Athletics, Cameron has enjoyed a record-breaking career while combining study and sport at the University of Bath. He has won all four of the BUCS Championship 400m races he has contested so far – two indoor, two outdoor – since moving from his native Guernsey to Bath in September 2015...

Emily Diamond

18 June 2014

Sport/Event: Athletics; 400m, 4x400m relay Date and place of Birth: 11 June 1991, Bristol Coached by: Jared Deacon Clubs: Bristol & West Biography: Emily has enjoyed a memorable couple of years, capped by winning 4x400m relay medals at both the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and London 2017 World Championships. The latter saw her anchor the British quartet to second place in front of a jubilant home crowd at the Olympic Stadium, almost 12 months to the...

Tom Gale

18 June 2014

Sport/Event: Athletics; High Jump Date of birth: 18 December 1998 Coached by: Denis Doyle Clubs: Team Bath AC Tom Gale confirmed his status as one of the brightest young talents in British Athletics in July 2017 when he cleared 2.30m, the second-best high jump ever recorded by a GB junior. It was a 12cm improvement on his personal best at the start of the season and set the qualification standard for the London 2017 IAAF World Championships, although it...

David King

18 June 2014

Sport: Athletics (110m hurdles) Date of Birth: 13 June 1994 Biography: After a breakthrough 2017 that saw him win the British Championships for the first time and make his GB debut at a major international competition, the London 2017 IAAF World Championships, David has been selected to represent Team England at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The Plymouth-born hurdler began training at the University of Bath while studying Sports Performance, where he was supported...

Daphne Schrager

18 June 2014

Sport: Athletics (T35 60m, 100m, 200m) Date of Birth: 24 December 2000 Biography: Para-athlete Daphne, a pupil at Millfield School in Somerset, is part of Rob Ellchuk's successful training group at the University of Bath and will make her Commonwealth Games debut for Team England at Gold Coast 2018. The teenager has already had a taste of international competition, bringing home one of four gold medals won by Great Britain at the 2015 Paralympic School Games...

Sophie Papps

17 June 2014

Sport/Event: Athletics; 60m, 100m, 200m Date and place of Birth: 6 October 1994 Coached by: Dan Cossins Clubs: Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow Biography: Sprinter Sophie trains here at the University of Bath under the watchful eye of Dan Cossins. A hugely promising young athlete, she's already represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at IAAF Indoor Championships and won European and national junior championship medals. Career highlights: Selected to represent England at Glasgow Commonwealth Games,...

Jazmin Sawyers

17 June 2014

Event: Long jump Date and place of Birth: 21 May 1994, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire Clubs: City of Stoke and University of Bristol Biography: Law graduate Jazmin trains at the University of Bath under the supervision of coaches Malcolm Arnold and James Hillier. Her lead coach is Alan Lerwell, an Olympic long-jumper in 1968 and 1972, who provides her training programme and oversees her technical sessions at the Sports Training Village. The multi-talented athlete first trained at the University with...

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