04 JUL 2006 General News

Aikines-Aryeetey leads GB team for International junior match

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey of GBR celebrates his gold medal in the Boys' 200m final at the World Youth Championships (Getty Images)Harry Aikines-Aryeetey of GBR celebrates his gold medal in the Boys' 200m final at the World Youth Championships (Getty Images) © Copyright

The Great Britain and Northern Ireland Junior team for the Mannheim International on 7 and 8 July has been announced.

Martin Rush, GB Junior team leader has issued the following information:

“We have selected a larger than normal team recognising the strength of performances that junior athletes have been achieving in the run up to the Beijing World Junior Championships.”

“This competition is seen as a key stepping stone for athletes on the World Class pathway and I am confident those selected will use the opportunity to build towards Beijing 2006."

“It was recognised that there was considerable competition for places and a number of athletes, especially in the Junior Women’s relay squad, were very close to the mark."
 
“The relay squad coaches and selectors will be looking at the selected athletes to set a clear mark of intent for Beijing but will also be noting further UK performances to expand the squad from athletes who did not quite make this selection.”

Norwich Union GB and NI team
Men

100m   
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey 
Alex Nelson 
Wade Bennett Jackson 
Ryan Scott 
Leevan Yearwood 

200m
Rion Pierre 
Luke Fagan

400m
Grant Baker 

110m Hurdles
Julian Adeniran
Gianni Frankis
Edirin Okoro

Pole Vault
Joe Ive
Luke Cutts

High Jump
Robbie Grabarz

Hammer Throw
Alex Smith
Amir Williamson

4 x 100m Relay
Julian Adeniran
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
Wade Bennett Jackson
Luke Fagan
Gianni Frankis
Edirin Okoro
Rion Pierre
Ryan Scott
Leevan Yearwood

Women
100m
Torema Dorsett 
Joscelynn Hopeson 
Asha Philip 

200m
Joey Duck 

100m Hurdles
Zara Hohn 

400m Hurdles
Ellen Howarth-Brown 
Perri Shakes-Drayton 

Hammer Throw
Rachel Blackie 
Sarah Holt

Long Jump
Amy Harris 

4 x 100m Relay
Torema Dorsett
Joey Duck
Amy Harris
Joscelynn Hopeson
Asha Philip
Lucy Sargent

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