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William Sharman
Sharman returns to the track at Loughborough

20 May 2010

The annual McCain Loughborough International is known for its ability to attract top British athletes and this year is no exception with Jessica Ennis, Martyn Rooney, William Sharman and Lisa Dobriskey planning to compete at the University on Sunday 23rd May. 

Outdoor and indoor World heptathlon Champion Ennis will compete in the100m hurdles, high jump and javelin in preparation for forthcoming outings in New York and Gotzis.

World Championship 1500m silver medallist Lisa Dobriskey competes in the 3000m as she begins her 2010 season geared towards the European Championships in Barcelona.

2009 World Championship 110m hurdles fourth placer William Sharman will open his 2010 season at the University track, following recovery from a broken wrist, against a quality field including Scot Chris Baillie.

David Gillick returns to the track following successful World outdoor and indoor 400m performances. He lines up against 2010 World indoor 4x400m medallist Richard Buck and 2008 Olympic 400m finalist Martyn Rooney, who also makes up part of the Loughborough University 4x400m team alongside Chris Clarke and Rhys Williams.

High jumpers and Aviva GB&NI teammates Tom Parsons and Samson Oni begin their annual battle for the top spot in the McCain Power of Ten rankings.

Other GB & NI representatives, including Perri Shakes Drayton, Hannah England, Joice Maduaka and Lawrence Clarke,feature heavily amongst the teams representing Loughborough University, Scotland, England and Wales.

Also occupying the start lists are European cross country medallist Stevie Stockton and Scottish 100m specialist Nick Smith.

A talented squad of young developing athletes make up a Aviva GB&NI junior team, chosen to compete against the high quality field to gain important experience ahead of the World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada this summer. A junior preview will shortly feature on www.uka.org.uk.

Full competition report to follow on www.uka.org.uk

Loughborough International Tickets: £3.00 conc/student/OAP/u16's and £6.00 Adult.