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1 Jul 2014

Loughborough athletes claim national titles

Niall Flannery
Niall Flannery

Former and current members of Loughborough Students' Athletics Club have won national titles at the Sainsbury’s British Championships held in Birmingham.

Current Sports Scholar Niall Flannery claimed his first ever British title and a place at the European Championships as he stormed home in the 400m hurdles, getting the better of training partner Tom Burton in the home straight to clock 49.54.

Tom Burton’s second place was also enough to make it on the team to Zurich.  Speaking after the race Niall Flannery said:

“I am delighted, it’s my first British title and I have booked myself on to the team for the summer, I can’t really complain. I came in knowing I had to do my own thing and to do a job and I have done just that and I am so happy.”

Recent University graduate Meghan Beesley claimed second place in the 400m hurdles to ensure Nick Dakin, the University’s Director of Athletics, will have a trio of athletes representing the GB & NI team in Zurich.

There were also notable victories for five former Loughborough students and Sports Scholars - Goldie Sayers (javelin), JJ Jegede (long jump) Steve Lewis (pole vault), Martyn Rooney (400 metres) and Will Sharman (110m hurdles).

For a full round-up visit our new Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games website.