Former Harrier makes her mark at world trials

AS former Thurrock Harrier Jessica Judd went toe to toe with olympian Jenny Meadows at the Track and Field trials for next months World Athletic Champs it looked at times like she was running with her mum!

Sixteen-year-old Judd finished in a respectable sixth in the 800 metres, which may not see her qualify this year but has definitely laid down a marker that this is a major talent arriving.

After a third place in the World Youth Games and this fifth place, Judd is now readily placed to try and push on to the top three in Britain and gain a place in the Olympics next year.

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