Bus­comb added to NZ team

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For­mer St Peter’s Cam­bridge stu­dent Camille Bus­comb will com­pete for New Zealand at the 2017 Lon­don World Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships.

She was added to the na­tional team fol­low­ing ‘‘a stun­ning run’’ of 31:45.02 over 10,000m in Stan­ford, Cal­i­for­nia, Ath­let­ics New Zealand said.

The time was 30 sec­onds un­der the Lon­don qual­i­fy­ing mark and a per­sonal best by 41 sec­onds for the 26 year-old from Cam­bridge. It was also un­der the nom­i­na­tion stan­dard for the 2018 Gold Coast Com­mon­wealth Games.

Bus­comb won sil­ver over 5000m at the 2015 World Univer­sity Games but nar­rowly missed qual­i­fy­ing for the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 5000m.

Her move up to the 10,000m has been suc­cess­ful and in De­cem­ber won the pres­ti­gious Zatopek 10,000m in Mel­bourne.

The Hamil­ton City Hawks ath­lete, coached by Nick Bideau is based in Mt La­guna near San Diego train­ing with the Mel­bourne Track Club ahead of a Euro­pean cam­paign in early June.

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