JAVELIN: England call for record breaker Blair

Jo Blair in action at the Beds County Champs on Sunday
Jo Blair in action at the Beds County Champs on Sunday
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Luton AC’s Jo Blair has been selected by England Athletics for the Loughborough International match on Sunday.

England will take on teams from Scotland, Great Britain & NI Juniors, Wales, Loughborough Students, and British Universities, with Blair named as the sole javelin thrower.

Luton AC's Jo Blair

Luton AC's Jo Blair

Last time out saw England take victory once again, with an impressive winning record running over the past few years.

Martin Rush, head of Coaching and Athlete Development said: “The Loughborough International is traditionally a great curtain raiser at the start of the summer season.

“We are delighted to be able to give English athletes the opportunity to represent their country against the other representative teams.

“We know the athletes will represent their country with pride and will be seeking to open a really important season with great performances and early marks for the international programme coming up.”

Blair was in action at the Bedfordshire AAA Track & Field Championships at Stockwood Park on Sunday, where she won the Custom Enclosure Shield for the best performance by an U20/Senior Woman.

She smashed the existing javelin record of 39.08m set on May 11, 1997 by achieving a distance of 49.22m, therefore setting a new county record.