Fast Freddie has sights set on national medal

IN-FORM Freddie Owsley heads a strong contingent of west athletes heading to Bedford this weekend for the England U23 & U20 Championships.

The 18-year-old Bristol & West sprinter lowered his PB to 47.76secs when wining the Midland Counties U20s title last weekend, a time that puts hi third in the UK Rankings.

Now Owsley needs another big performance this weekend to see f he can secure the European U20 qualifying standard if 47.00secs.

The Bristol & West trio of Molly Long (800m), Emily Wright (long jump) and Rownita Marston (shot) are also entered.