?CITY of York Athletic Club boast two athletes who top the UK's under-20s rankings - and are hoping it will be enough to see them represent Great Britain this summer.

Long-jumper Lucy Hadaway and 800 metres runner Alex Botterill both hit qualifying standards for the IAAF World U20 Championships with their new personal bests set at the weekend.

And the pair now have their sights set on Finland, where this year's championships will be held from Tuesday to Sunday, July 10 to 15. Selection will take place on Monday, June 25.

It would be a great coup for Hadaway, in particular, to be selected as she would become the first female long-jumper from the UK to feature at the world juniors for six years.

Hadaway was in action at the Bedford International Games where she went three centimetres better than her previous best with a jump of 6.25 metres - the minimum UK Athletics (UKA) require for selection for the 2018 championships. The mark saw her displace England team-mate Holly Mills at the top of the national rankings.

Meanwhile, Botterill finished 2.35 seconds ahead of the nearest U20s competitor - and just 0.09 seconds behind the overall winner - at the British Milers Club in Watford where he came in under the UKA requirement of one minute 48.25 seconds with a time of 1-47.95.

The 18-year-old made his senior England debut in January this year on the BBC-televised Great Edinburgh Cross Country meeting where he ran the third leg in the mixed relay event, clocking 2-54 for the kilometre as his team finished eighth.

In 2017, Botterill won gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas in the 800 metres with a time of 1-52.22.

Hadaway took bronze in the long jump at the games in Nassau with a leap of 5.67 metres, 30 centimetres short of Canadian Tatiana Aholou and 52cm off Mills.