Wakefield Harrier Markovc storms into European Athletics Indoor Championships final
In the opening night of action in Toruń, Poland, Markovc produced a dominant display in the first heat, staying out of trouble before taking the lead at the bell and powering to the line to claim victory in 8:56.26.
After last night's race she said: “I tried to stay relaxed especially in my first senior championships and in the prelims it can be tactical so I just tried to take care of business.
"I wanted to stay calm and confident and I trusted my gut that I could get out of trouble. I am really pleased to get to my first senior final and now I really want to do well.”