Loughborough Looks to Take Home Advantage at the 65th Loughborough International

Paralympic Champion Thomas Young and double 2022 European medallist Alex Haydock Wilson headline the Loughborough Past and Present team for this weekend’s Loughborough International. They will compete in the traditional curtain raiser of the season against teams from England, Wales, GB & NI Juniors, Scotland and a National League team.

The two established International athletes will run in the Para Men’s 100m and Match 200m respectively, with Haydock-Wilson being joined by recent BUCS medallists and International representatives Ben Higgins and Alex Cooper in the 4 x 400m relay squad. 

Other recent BUCS Champions included in the Loughborough team include current UK number 1 Bekah Walton in the women’s javelin, Ben East in the men’s javelin, Natasha Harrison in the women’s 400m, Cameron Fillery in the men’s 110m hurdles, Kelechi Aguocha in the men’s high jump, Molly Palmer in the women’s long jump, Archie Yeo in the men’s triple jump and Jess Spilsbury in the women’s 3000m.

Director of Athletics, Femi Akinsanya, is delighted with the team that will be competing, and looking forward to the weekend ahead. “We have a mixture of newly crowned BUCS Champions in our team alongside some of the best senior athletes in the UK as Loughborough alumni. As well as our own team we’re proud that Loughborough athletes can contribute to all the other competing teams, including four first year students who will be part of the GB&NI U20 team.”

The full team can be found below: 




Elliot Jones


Ebony Carr

Thomas Young

Para 100m

India Oates

Alex Haydock-Wilson


Jazmine Moss

Rio Mitcham


Natasha Harrison

Ethan Kirby

Para 400m


Simon Coppard


Bethan Morley

Alex Melloy


Abi Hancock

Sean Delaney

Para 1500m


Ally Kinloch


Jess Spilsbury

Cameron Fillery

Sprint Hurdles

Abi Pawlett

Josh Faulds


Jess Tappin

Archie Walton

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Kane Aubrey


Abi Pawlett

Chris Scott


Taia Tunstall

Ben East


Bekah Walton

Craig Murch


Zoe Price

Sam Khogali

Long Jump

Molly Palmer

Archie Yeo

Triple Jump

Lilly Hulland

Jack Phipps

Pole Vault

Sophie Ashurst

Kelechi Aguocha

High Jump

Shannon Craig


Bailey Swift

4 x 100m

Ebony Carr

Ben Paris


Gwendoline Datey

Akin Akinboh


Jazmine Moss

Harry Taylor


Molly Palmer


Venus Morgan


Rio Mitcham


Jess Turner

Alex Haydock-Wilson


Natasha Harrison

Ben Higgins


Emma Alderson

Seamus Derbyshire


Mel Coxon

Alex Cooper


Jess Tappin