Jess Andrews in the European Cross-Country Championships at the weekend. Picture by Mark Shearman - Athletics Images.
CROSS COUNTRY IW RUNNER Jess Andrews has helped Team GB strike gold at the European Cross-Country Championships.
Jess, 21, of Shanklin, was picked to represent her country in the women’s under-23s race in Belgrade, her international debut.
She produced a storming run to finish an impressive 16th.
And this result, coupled with those of her GB team-mates Charlotte Purdue (third), Kate Avery (fourth), Lilly Partridge (fifth), Rhona Auckland (seventh) and Laura Weightman (eighth), helped them secure team gold.
The Brunel University student, who recently gained a top scholarship through the Mo Farah Foundation, said: "I am overwhelmed to be part of GB’s winning team on my first competition."
• Read more in the Friday, December 13, County Press.