Athletics ace Grace Baker is poised to represent Great Britain & Northern Ireland in a televised international competition.
The 18-year-old from Pett is part of a six-strong GB junior women’s squad which will contest the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross-Country tomorrow (Saturday).
GB will compete against the USA and a European select team at what is regarded as one of the world’s best annual cross-country events and attracts the cream of world talent.
The former Rye and Bexhill College pupil won the senior and under-20 ladies’ titles at the Sussex Cross-Country Championships in Bexhill last weekend.
Given the appalling wet and muddy conditions, Baker was relieved to come through unscathed, although she did take a fall at one point. The Royal Holloway University student has been training locally this week with Hastings AC and will travel with the GB squad today (Friday).