A FORMER Highbridge student is celebrating after being picked to represent England at an international competiton.

Luke Prior, a former student at The King Alfred School Academy, received his Senior Men England vest after a very strong cross country season this year.

The 22-year-old finished 8th at the European cross country trials and 1st place in the Hampshire league fixtures.

He has secured a place in the England team to race in Rotselaar International Belgium this Sunday (February 9).

Since leaving The King Alfred School Academy Luke has represented Britain across the world.

He has also won gold medals in the England 5000m competition and is ranked 13th in the UK over 10000 metres.

Principal Nathan Jenkins said: “This is a tremendous achievement by Luke. He is living the dream in his chosen sport and we wish him all the best in yet another big year of races.”