Sky Scholars Olivia Breen, Jessica Judd and Lucy Garner impress at weekend
By Mark Ashenden
Last Updated: 22/05/17 2:53pm
Three Sky Academy Sports Scholars unleashed a variety of fireworks in a weekend of stunning performances.
Paralympian Olivia Breen produced personal bests in the 100m and long jump at the Loughborough International meeting.
Breen said: "It was the best day. I am so happy to have run a best of 13.24 seconds in the 100m and jumped a personal best of 4.7m.
"I can't believe I am currently world leader in my class in long jump and I hope that I can keep improving to hold on to this position.
"I am so excited and happy that all the hard work is paying off."
Jessica Judd was competing at the same event that is traditionally the opener for the domestic British athletics season.
The 22-year-old from Essex dominated the 3,000m with a blistering run, clocking 8 minutes 59.60 seconds which was 20 seconds quicker than her nearest rival.
Road cyclist Lucy Garner secured her best result of the season when she powered to third spot at the Omloop van de Ijsseldelta in the Netherlands.
In challenging, wet conditions at Zwolle, Nina Buysman and Loes Adegeest grabbed the top places, but Garner, part of a depleted Wiggle-High5 team, won the bunch sprint for the third spot on the podium just 10 seconds behind the leaders.
Team-mates Grace Garner and Julie Leth supported the 22-year-old from Leicester and the Scholar did not let anyone down.
"I really wanted this opportunity and I just took it," Garner said. "Obviously it would have been nice to have been sprinting for the win, but that's racing. It was just nice to get back in the mix in the final.
"It was a hard race to judge because we weren't entirely sure how strong the wind was going to be.
"With only three riders left, we did the best we could. We rode really well together, we communicated well, and we were trying not to waste too much energy."