COLCHESTER Harriers' Becky Jeggo impressed on her British Athletics Championships debut, in Birmingham.

She finished strongly to take fifth place in her 100 metres semi-final in at time of 12.29 seconds, at the Alexander Stadium.

With the BBC broadcasting live from the event and with an even stronger headwind of -3.2 m/s, she raised her performance in the semi-final.

Jeggo had earlier competed in the 100m on the Saturday in hot and breezy conditions, which proved to be a challenge for the sprinters.

In the second heat of five, she ran 12.26s into a headwind of -1.5 m/s, qualifying for the semi-finals.

It was a good experience for her, competing against athletes looking to gain qualification for the forthcoming European Championships, in Berlin.

Athletes who met the qualifying standard were invited to compete at the Championships.

It proved to be two days of quality athletics with the country’s best athletes looking to gain automatic qualification for the inaugural Athletics World Cup and European Championships.

Harriers race walkers Daniel King and Dominic King competed in the 5,000m walk.

The brothers both fell foul to the judges and did not finish the race.

Harriers trio Joy Ogunleye (100m), Philippa Davenall (hammer) and Charlie Dobson (200m) also received invitations but were unable to compete.