MELISSA Courtney-Bryant faces a nervous selection wait after her 1500m bronze medal in the UK Athletics Championships.

Only the first two finishers in Manchester were automatically selected for the Budapest World Championships, so Courtney-Bryant’s third place may cost her dear.

The Poole AC star had become the first Briton to beat Laura Muir over the distance in nine years at the Stockholm Diamond League, but Katie Snowden triumphed at the trials instead.

A recent 4:00.45 personal best, which ranks Courtney-Bryant a narrow third on time, also strengthens her case. Former Wimborne AC ace Piers Copeland clocked 3:47.33 in the equivalent men’s final.

UK Athletics Championships women’s 1500m: 1 Katie Snowdon (Herne Hill) 4:09.86, 2 Laura Muir (Dundee) 4:10.24, 3 Melissa Courtney-Bryant (Poole AC) 4:11.91

Other Dorset results - men: ​110m hurdles: 5 heat 3 Rob Woolgar (Bournemouth AC) 14.68 high jump: 14 Ryan Webb (BAC) 2.00m

Women: 100m: 3 heat 2 Brooke Ironside (BAC) 11.78 200m: 6 heat 4 Ironside 24.15 400m hurdles: 7 heat 4 Ella Jeffrey (Wimborne) 63.85

Poole AC’s William Rabjohns has been selected to run 1500m at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Trinidad & Tobago.

Rabjohns took fourth in the English Schools’ Championships in Birmingham.

Junior girl Darcie Nobles high jumped 1.65 to gain Dorset’s only gold of the meeting. Will Launder claimed silver in the junior boys’ long jump with 6.29m, with Arisa Burgess clearing 3.10m to secure intermediate girls pole vault bronze.

English Schools’ Championships at Birmingham – Dorset results:

Senior boys: 1500m: 4 Will Rabjohns 3:58.31 3000m: 6 Mark Ruby 8:45.26

Intermediate boys: 200m: 8 heat 1 Harry Bunting 23.45 high jump: 11 Theo Knott 1.80m long jump: 10 Harry Woods 5.64m triple jump: 7 Will Langridge 12.97m

Junior boys: 200m: 3 heat 1 Charlie Cleal 24.24 1500m: 11 William Birchall 4:25.94 (heat 4:15.18), 12 heat 2 Oliver Canavan 4:34.18 80m hurdles: 5 heat 2 Harry Ryan 12.05 long jump: Will Launder 6.29m, 4 Razvan Andrei 5.98m triple jump: 6 Zachary Richings 12.73m

Senior girls: 1500m: 6 Iris Courtney 4:38.62 (heat 4:33.62) 3000m: 6 Hannah Blundy 10:01.15 long jump: 9 Georgina Stokes 5.65m

Intermediate girls: 100m: 8 heat 2 Lucy Lucas 12.85 1500m steeplechase: 13 Lucy Bickerton 5:56.98 pole vault: 3 Arisa Burgess 3.10m triple jump: 6 Megan Mowbray 11.07m shot: 14 Isabella Williams 10.81m

Junior girls: 300m: 4 heat 3 Seni Purnell 41.78 800m: 11 heat 1 Polly Evans 2:25.59 1500m: 11 heat 3 Isabel Cherrett 4:52.60 high jump: 1 Darcie Nobles 1.65m, 6 Sophie Le Roux 1.51m long jump: 8 Sapphire Bruni 5.05m, 9 Beatrice Hamblin 4.91m shot: 17 Ella Reece 9.44m