Hannah England could be Beijing-bound for the Olympics after producing the best performance of her career at the American Collegiate AA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Oxford City athlete, who is studying at Florida State University, broke multiple records in the 1,500m at the Drake Stadium to take an astonishing victory in Saturday's national championships, holding off the strong challenge of Sally Kipyego (Texas Tech) in a tight finish.

England's winning time of 4mins 6.19secs took her inside the Olympic automatic qualifying time and was also a personal best by some distance.

The time is also the quickest by a British senior woman so far this year and was an NCAA Championship record.

The race was one of the quickest seen at the championships in recent years, but England was not fazed by the fast pace.

In fourth place at the bell, she stepped up a gear to move into second behind Kenyan Kipyego going into the home straight.

And her stamina and strength told in the final 50 metres as she sprinted clear of Kipyego for a convincing victory.

England said: "I'm pretty overwhelmed by it all.

"I've managed to keep my form going throughout the year, and I just felt really good.

"It was a quick race, but I tried to ignore lap times. I was feeling fine in the last lap, and although I was out of breath, I had a ridiculous amount of adrenalin which carried me over the line.

"Sally holds the collegiate record for both the 5,000 and 10,000m, so it was a daunting task, and to beat her was just incredible."

Florida State University head coach Bob Braman said: "It was unbelieveble. She was undefeated through the whole outdoor season, which is just amazing.

"She had an amazing race and to be able to pull away from Sally Kipyego was unbelieveable."

England returned to the UK yesterday, and says she is now focusing on the Olympic trials in Birmingham on July 12 and 13.

"I'm going to take 48 hours to recover from travelling home, as this is my first time back since Christmas," she said.

"It hasn't really sunk in yet, and when I found out I was right up there with the quickest in the UK, it was a great feeling.

"I'll have a bit of light training in a few days and just see how I recover.

"Hopefully I'll run at least one fast race before the trials."

Oxford City already have an international class athlete in triple jumper Nathan Douglas.

And England admitted that it would be fantastic for the club if they could be represented by two athletes at the Olympics.

"I love seeing Nathan, and can't wait until the trials. He's a proud Oxford City athlete and wears his vest with pride," she added.