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[15 AUG 00] ATHLETICS NEWS
Coventry Trio Heading For Sydney

Three Coventry athletes have been chosen to represent the Great Britain team in the Sydney Olympics next month.

Marlon Devonish, Andy Hart and Jo Wise were all selected in the full athletics squad, which was announced this morning.

Devonish was given the discretionary third place in the 200m team after his performance at the trials at the AAA championship on Sunday.

He will also be a key member of the menís 4x100m relay squad. Last year he was drafted into the team at the last minute when Dwain Chambers suffered an injury, and proved an invaluable link on the bend.

Devonish is the only member of the Coventry Godiva Harriers club to have achieved the qualifying standard.

But two others have been selected for the team following good performances on Sunday.

Long jumper Jo Wise will be Britainís sole representative in the womenís long jump. She won the AAA title in the final round on Sunday, but has been just short of the qualifying standard this year.

And 800m runner Andy Hart will also be in the squad after he narrowly missed out on victory on Sunday. Again, he was below the standard, but showed promise with one of his famous surging runs that the finish, despite being boxed in on the last lap.

Katharine Merry, from Dunchurch, who runs for Birchfield, has also been selected in the womenís 400m, but there is no place for Jo Jennings-Steele of Rugby in the high jump.
  

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