Loughborough look to take home advantage at the 2022 Loughborough International

Jessica Judd

Jessica Judd will perform for Loughborough at LIA. Image Still Sport Photography.

A Loughborough team that contains Olympians, GB Internationals and multiple BUCS medallists is set to take on the best of British this Sunday in the annual Loughborough International.

After last year’s event which took place behind closed doors, the Loughborough International (LIA) is looking forward to welcoming back spectators to the England vs Wales vs Scotland vs GB & NI Juniors vs Loughborough match, and for the first time will be hosting a team from the National Athletics League.

Headlining the Loughborough Past & Present team is Olympian Jess Judd, who, fresh after her automatic qualification for the 10,000m at the Oregon World Athletics Championships later this year, will be stepping down to compete in the 1500m. She is joined on the team by GB Internationals and recent BUCS Champions Josh Faulds in the 400mH, Bekah Walton and Dan Bainbridge in the javelin, Natasha Harrison in in the 400m, Taia Tunstall in the discus, George Hyde in the shot and Zoe Pollock in the 4 x 400m. Other recent BUCS Champions and medallists Zoe Price (hammer), Lily Hulland (triple jump), Bethan Morley (800m), Owen Heard (pole vault) and Alex Millard (3000m) help make up a strong Loughborough team.

The event also sees the return of Niamh Emerson to domestic competition after injury struggles as the former World Junior Champion competes in the match shot, and guest javelin and hurdles. She is joined in the team by exciting multi-event prospect Abi Pawlett who recently achieved the heptathlon qualifying mark for the 2022 World Junior Championships.

Loughborough is also proud that a number of its current students have been selected for other competing teams including Sophie Ashurst in the pole vault for GB Juniors, Tom Wilcock in the 110m hurdles for Wales, Zac Davies in the shot for GB Juniors, Kane Aubrey in the shot for the NAL, Emily Dibble in the javelin for NAL and Georgina Adam for Scotland in the 4 x 100m.

Full Loughborough team:


100m: Michael Olsen

200m: Thomas Somers

400m: Rio Mitcham

800m: Sam Wiggins

1500m: Angus McMillan

3000m: Luke Van Oudtshoorn

110mH: Josh Armstrong

400mh: Josh Faulds

Shot: George Hyde

Discus: Chris Scott

Javelin: Dan Bainbridge

Hammer: Craig Murch

Long Jump: Ben Fisher

Pole Vault: Owen Heard

High Jump: Kelechi Aguocha

4 x 100m squad: Akin Akinboh, Jacob Nelson, Will Dean, Bailey Swift, Greg Kelly

4 x 400m squad: Dan Putnam, Moyo Sargent, Ellis Greatrex, Thomas Somers, Seamus Derbyshire, Kareem Selman-Jackson


100m: Ebony Carr

200m: Roseanna McGuckian

400m: Natasha Harrison

800m: Bethan Morley

1500m: Jessica Judd

3000m: Alex Millard

3000m Sc/chase: Alex Barbour

100mH: Abi Pawlett

400mh: Jess Tappin

Shot: Niamh Emerson

Discus: Taia Tunstall

Javelin: Bekah Walton

Hammer: Zoe Price

Long Jump: Abi Pawlett

Pole Vault: Molly Caudery

High Jump: Natasha Smith

Triple Jump: Lily Hulland

4 x 100m squad: Ebony Carr, Ellen Barber, Yasmin Uwakwe plus 1 more TBC

4 x 400m squad: Natasha Harrison, Steph Driscoll, Emma Alderson, Rachel Crorken, Ella Turner, Zoe Pollock