Great Britain call-up for Welwyn Garden City athletes

PUBLISHED: 10:20 19 May 2009 | UPDATED: 22:12 26 October 2009

Jodie Williams passes the baton for the GB Junior 4x100m relay team (Picture by Gary Mitchell)

Jodie Williams passes the baton for the GB Junior 4x100m relay team (Picture by Gary Mitchell)

WGC sprint aces Jodie Williams and Steph Gaynor gained their first Great Britain vests at the Loughborough International Meeting on Sunday. Williams was selected to represent the GB Junior team in the 4x100m relay at the age of 15. Also at the meet the He

WGC sprint aces Jodie Williams and Steph Gaynor gained their first Great Britain vests at the Loughborough International Meeting on Sunday.

Williams was selected to represent the GB Junior team in the 4x100m relay at the age of 15.

Also at the meet the Herts Phoenix athlete was invited to run in the 200m.

The Queenswood student won the race in 23.50 seconds to equal her personal best and beat the GB athlete selected in the event.

Jodie's Herts Phoenix clubmate Laura Wake was third in the 200m in 24.86 secs.

Gaynor, a Stanborough School A level student, also pulled on the GB vest for the 100m hurdles.

Despite suffering from a tight muscle in the warm-up Steph managed to run a career best 13.97 secs.

This was the first time she had run below 14 seconds in her discipline.

A full report from the meet, which also saw Herts Phoenix athletes Nathan Wake and Claire Humphries compete, will follow.


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