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12 July 2005 PR 05/72

British stars head to Loughborough for EAP meeting

Britain’s Olympic Bronze medal heptathlete, Kelly Sotherton heads a strong contingent of British talent to sign up for the Loughborough EAP meeting on Saturday 16 July.

Sotherton is set to take part in three events in her build up to the World Championships in Helsinki, the High Jump, 200m and Javelin.

Loughborough graduate Nicola Sanders, who just missed the World Championship 400m hurdles A qualifying standard by 1/100th of a second at the AAA Championships last weekend, will again take on fellow former student Lee McConnell in one of the best looking events of the day as both come up against in form American TaNisha Mills.

The men’s 400m hurdles features rejuvenated Matt Elias against Britain’s 2004 Olympian Matt Douglas, and Kenyan Julius Bungei, whilst on the flat one lap event Malachi Davis is another looking for an A standard for Finland.

The 200m has a strong international flavour with Dan Batman, (Australia), Mark Schneeberger (Switzerland) and Irish Record Holder Paul Brizell taking on AAA finalists Graham Beasley and Ryan Mosely.

The Men’s Hammer will open proceedings at 10.45am, with track events starting at 12.30pm. Tickets are available on the day, priced £4 for adults and £2 for concessions. Further information about the event is available from Ben Aherne, by calling 01509 226120.

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Notes to editors

  1. Any media wishing to attend the meet should contact Judy Smyth in Loughborough University’s Public Relations Office, T: 01509 222224, F: 01509 223902, E: J.L.Smyth@lboro.ac.uk.
    Please give details of any requirements, e.g. power point.

  2. The Media Centre will be located in the Charnwood Athletics Club House, adjacent
    to the track.

  3. Loughborough has an established reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry, and unrivalled sporting achievement. Assessments of teaching quality by the Quality Assurance Agency place Loughborough in the top flight of UK universities, and industry highlights Loughborough in its top five for graduate recruitment. Around 45% of the University’s income is for research. The University has been awarded four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes: for its collaboration with aerospace and automotive companies such as BAE Systems, Ford and Rolls Royce; for its work in developing countries; for pioneering research in optical engineering; and for its world-leading role in sports research, education and development.

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