Speight gets GB call
Louis Speight is celebrating after being selected to represent Great Britain & Northern Ireland at the IWAS World Juniors in Dubai from the 14 April - 21 April.
He will be competing in the 100m, 200m and the 400m events at the World Champs and is looking forward to the challenge.
This is Louis first GB vest and speaking about the news he said: "It feels slightly surreal; I've wanted it and worked for it, for a very long time. Now its here it doesn't seem real. It's the highest honour to represent your country and I intend to make the most of it.
However it's important to say that this is just the start and to get to this point has been in no small part because of a lot of hard work from other people, particularly my coach Andrew Henderson. I hope to represent my country with pride and distinction."
Looking ahead to the championships in Dubai he added: "I don't really have any specific goals, Andy and I just want me to try and make the most of the experience. But there'd be no point going if I didn't believe that I can win a medal. Recently training has been tough but I have had a very good winter, especially considering the adverse weather conditions. I am much stronger and fitter than before.
I thank Leeds Met for their support. I think my strength, fitness and skill (as a result of my training at Leeds Met) will stand me in good stead for competition on the global stage."