YORK speedster Becky Campsall is all set to enjoy a momentous occasion this weekend - donning the England strip for the first time.
The 25-year-old sprinter, who has only been training as a senior for 27 months, has been selected to represent the country at an international indoor competition in Bratislavia, Slovakia.
She was to race in the 60 metres event tomorrow.
"I'm incredibly happy to have achieved my first international vest only two years into my competitive senior career," she said.
"I am really excited to see what this year brings."
Campsall has been a City of York Athletic Club member since her junior days during which she represented England Schools but persistent injuries hampered her progress and meant she only began training and competing again at senior level in October 2013.
Since then, she has become Yorkshire champion and twice medalled at Northern Championships, as well as making the final of the England Championships. She has been selected to represent Yorkshire in the national inter-county championships two years running.
In the last 18 months, Campsall has slashed her 100 metres personal best by 0.3 seconds to 11.80 and if she can cut that to 11.50, she would be in the running for a Great Britain 4x100m relay berth at major championships.
Her main medium-term aim is to run the 11.33 seconds qualifying time to be able to compete in the 2017 World Championships in London.
In a very rare outing in a 200 metres race earlier this month - her first for a few years - she clocked 24.51 seconds, breaking a City of York club record which had stood since 1978.
She is now looking to continue that form in Bratislava, one of two indoor meetings to which England have sent a team for the last few years.
Campsall said: "It's renowned for being a fast track so hopefully I will be able to improve on my 7.55-seconds 60m time which currently ranks me tenth in the country."
Having gone to Sheffield University as a student, she is now based in the Steel City, where she works in a law firm, Tapestry Compliance, but she still competes in a York vest.
She is coached by Lewis Samuel, a former 400m international athlete, and trains at the English Institute of Sport.
"It is sometimes a struggle to fit in training six days a week as I work full-time although they (the law firm) are very supportive of my ambitions."
She is currently seeking sponsors to support her in her athletics career, and any business or individual interested in getting involved can email email@example.com