GB call-up for Emily Borthwick

Emily Borthwick
Emily Borthwick

EMILY Borthwick will be donning a Great Britain vest for the very first time this weekend.

The 17 year-old athlete has been selected to represent her country in the high jump at the Loughborough International event on Sunday.

Borthwick, who also attends St John Rigby college, will make her International debut in fine form which includes setting a new personal best height of 1.80m in a recent North of England Division Three event just a couple of weeks ago.

She will be competing for the 52-strong Team GB junior side and will take on a home Loughborough Students team and other British Universities, as well as teams from England, Scotland and Wales.

A number of high profile stars will also be competing at the meet, including sub-10 second 100m runner Chijindu Ujah, as well as the returning Olympic Heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill, who is looking to follow up her solid performance at a Manchester event last weekend.

Wigan Harriers athlete Jenny Meadows will hope to carry on her good form in 2015 in the Diamond League this week in China, as well at the Birmingham Grand Prix next month.

The 34 year-old will be competing in the 800m at the Sainsbury’s sponsored event, and will be joining a long list of Athletics’ biggest names that include Olympic champions’ Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford at the event.

Meadows has already recorded two sub-two minute finishes in the 800m this year and will be keen to continue this into the rest of the year.