Scotland will compete in track and field action at the Loughborough International later this month.
This year’s event marks the return of spectators to the Paula Radcliffe Stadium and takes place on Sunday 22 May.
And Scotland will head into the event with a team full of both youthful talent and more experienced athletes who have enjoyed success at Loughborough in the past.
The format of the Loughborough International for 2022 features five teams – with Scotland joined by England, Wales, GB and NI U20s and a select from the hosts, Loughborough University.
We offer our warm congratulations to all the athletes listed below to selected to compete for Scotland at Loughborough and also to their families and coaches. We say well done, also, to the clubs involved in their development over many years.
100m: Alyson Bell; 200m: Georgina Adam; 400m: Carys MacAulay; 100m Hurdles: Heather Paton; 400m Hurdles: Emily Craig; 800m: Jill Cherry; 1500m: Megan Keith; 3000m: Megan Davies; 3000m Steeplechase: Sarah Tait
Long Jump: Sarah Warnock; High Jump: Claire McGarvey; Triple Jump: Nony Mordi; Pole Vault: Courtney MacGuire; Javelin: Katie Burr; Discus: Kirsty Law; Shot: Teddy Tchoudja
4x100m Adam, Paton, Sarah Malone, Rebecca Matheson
4x400m Craig, McAulay, Cherry, Sofia Vidak, Beth Dobbin
100m and 200m: Adam Thomas; 400m: Brodie Young; 110m Hurdles: Scott Connal; 400m Hurdles: Jack Lawrie; 800m: Kane Elliott; 1500m: Ben MacMillan; 3000m: Ryan Thomson; 3000m Steeplechase: Michael Cameron
Long Jump: Allan Hamilton; High Jump: David Smith; Pole Vault: Reuben Nairne; Hammer: Mark Dry; Javelin: Greg Millar; Discus: Nick Percy; Shot: Angus McInroy
4x100m Thomas, Hamilton, Krishawn Aiken, Michael Olsen, Stephen Dunlop
4x400m Aiken, Lawrie, Kyle Alexander, Grant Plenderleith
Carys McAulay, Rebecca Grieve, Krishawn Aiken and Kyle Alexander competed for Scotland at the DNA International and Carys, Krishawn and Kyle now involved for Loughborough (photo by Bobby Gavin)
As in the past, Scottish athletes could feature for GB and NI U20s and indeed Loughborough as well as representing Scotland.
Another factor that weekend is the Diamond League meet at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Saturday 21 May with the start-lists already featuring the likes of Laura Muir, Jemma Reekie, Josh Kerr and Jenny Selman.
We are pleased to confirm that Scotland sprint relay teams will compete at the Diamond League with a number of those athletes then involved the following day at Loughborough.
*Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer a full team U20 opportunity this summer season in track and field.
The Manchester International, which has been used in recent seasons in mid-August, has been cancelled for 2022 and a potential alternative U20 International event in Wales is now not appropriate due to its proximity with the England U20 Championships in Bedford.
The Welsh event is now proposed for July 13 – immediately prior to the event in Bedford (July 16/17).
scottishathletics will continue to explore potential solutions for this summer – which may be event group in nature – and communicate this with the sport as these are confirmed.
Pole vaulter Courtney MacGuire (above) and hammer thrower Mark Dry (below) will compete for Scotland once again at Loughborough (photos by Bobby Gavin)