A round-up of the action as the British Athletics Cross Challenge series begins at Llandaff Fields
Class of 2017 get set for School GamesAugust 31, 2017
More than 200 athletes will compete at Loughborough University on Friday for the School Games National Finals
Athletes from across Great Britain and Northern Ireland will be in action at Loughborough University on Friday (September 1) as they compete in the School Games National Finals.
More than 200 school-age track and field stars will be looking to follow in the footsteps of international athletes such as Dina Asher-Smith, Adam Gemili, Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Jonnie Peacock, who all took part in the School Games during their junior careers.
The four-day event, which is delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, will see athletes from across the UK compete across 12 sports from August 31 to September 3.
Athletes form five teams: Northern Ireland, Scotland, Midlands, North and South.
Among those seeking success in the athletics finals include Commonwealth Youth Games 400m bronze medallist Amber Anning and English Schools 3000m and Westminster Mile top two Thomas Keen and Joshua Cowperthwaite.
Craig Boardman and Amy Carr are two of GB’s World Para Athletics Junior Championships gold medallists in action, while the entry lists also feature Commonwealth Youth Games javelin medallist Emma Howe, multi eventer Dominic Ogbechie, English Schools long jump champion Ore Adamson, Commonwealth Youth Games 110m hurdles silver medallist Jack Sumners and Pippa Earley (pictured), who last weekend broke the UK record in the under-17 80m hurdles.
Team lists can be found here.
Gaining a real multi-sport Games experience, athletes will live in a dedicated Athletes’ Village on the Loughborough University campus, take part in an opening ceremony and compete in front of crowds of spectators.
Check out a live stream below once the action gets under way at 11:00 on Friday.
The live stream can also be found here.