BSc (Hons) Criminology student Keely and BA (Hons) Human Geography 2014, graduate Alex Bell have already competed and qualified for the semi-finals, alongside fellow Team GB runner Jemma Reekie.\nFellow Leeds Beckett University student Alex Yee, graduate Georgia Taylor-Brown and Honorary Graduate Jonny Brownlee will compete in the triathlon mixed relay Fridayevening , alongside Triathlon Leeds star Jess Learmonth, who have all been training at Leeds Beckett University in the build-up to Tokyo 2020.\nKeely and Alex are part of the Leeds Beckett University Talent Hub, a scheme which provides a high-quality performance development environment for elite athletes and offers a dual-career pathway through learning and education.\nAndrew Henderson, Head Coach of Athletics at Leeds Beckett University, is heavily involved with the Talent Hub and, alongside Talent Hub Performance Coach Helen Clitheroe, works closely with both Hodgkinson and Bell, and is the latters head coach. \nHenderson said: We are obviously incredibly proud of Alex and Keelys semi-final qualification,\nBoth have worked really hard with the Talent Hub this year and now have a real chance of making the final.\nTheir success highlights the type of environment we aspire to create at the Talent Hub, which is a place for elite athletes to push each other, excel and receive the best support and resources that the university has to offer. \nWe set ourselves very realistic KPIs for the Talent Hub, given this is officially our first year in operation, and we have exceeded all of those this year.\nTeam GBs triathlon mixed relay team are set to compete Friday evening, 23:30 GMT.\nAll four members have been training at the University in the build-up to Tokyo as part of its connections to Triathlon Leeds, an initiative formed in partnership with Leeds Beckett, British Triathlon, University of Leeds and Leeds City Council. \nThe partnership has enabled Triathlon Leeds top athletes to receive support from the Carnegie School of Sports research facilities and academics, as well as coaching and use of sports facilities at Leeds Beckett. \nThis support has seen the university recognised by UK Active, a not-for-profit body comprised of members and partners from across the UK active lifestyle sector which works with Public Health England, Sport England and serves more than 4,000 members.\nLeeds Beckett received a nomination at this years UK Active Awards for its contribution to continue deliver services and access to elite level athletes during the pandemic.\nMark Dunstan, Head of Sport (Programmes and Operations) at Leeds Becketts Sport Active Lifestyles, said:\nWe are proud of our sporting partnerships, in particular with Triathlon Leeds and the partnerships we have through the Leeds Beckett University Talent Hub. \nIt was imperative that we continued to support our elite athletes, especially after the postponement of Tokyo 2020 last year. We felt our world-class sports and research facilities were crucial for the athletes to be able to continue to train to a high-level and receive the support required to compete,\nTo be recognised by UK Active for these efforts is humbling for our teams who have worked hard to ensure all athletes have been able to continue to train in a Covid-secure elite training environment throughout the pandemic.