Last month, Andy travelled to Chorzow in Poland for the European Athletics Team Championships.
His performance in the 200m event helped Team GB finish third in the overall standings at the event. Andy will later this month travel to Manchester for the selection event for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“They will select three athletes for the 200m, and there’s some seriously quick guys at the moment,” Andy said.
“You’ve got big names like Zharnel Hughes, Miguel Francis and Adam Gemili. I know I can run faster than what I have done before, so I’m hoping I can go there and catch a few of them by surprise.
Andy graduated from Hull with a First-Class degree in BSc Sports Rehabilitation.
He managed to balance his university studies with training and competing at elite-level sporting events.
“The University was great with me the whole time I was there,” Andy said.
“I had to have one of my exams moved to a different date, because it clashed with when I was out at a warm weather training camp with my coach. The University was brilliant about it all.
Sporting prowess runs in Andy’s family. His brother, David, is currently studying Physics at the University of Hull, and is himself a talented 100m sprinter.
The University of Hull is an official partner of Team GB –incorporating both the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games, and the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
The partnership provides opportunities for the University of Hull’s students, staff and communities, including participating in Team GB events, developing courses, guest speakers and CV-boosting opportunities such as work experience and volunteering.
The University recently announced three new PhD clusters, alongside Team GB, exploring areas such as Team GB’s environmental footprint, and an athlete’s life after retirement from elite sport.
More details on the partnership can be found here.