Results Round Up From Swansea, Birmingham, Brecon & Exeter

Back on Wednesday 20th June was the U14 & U16 Afan Nedd Tawe Schools Cup Match at Swansea University where there was a magnificent turnout of 19 schools. The top two teams in each section progress to the Welsh Schools U14 & U16 Cup & Plate finals held at Brecon on Wednesday 11th July. Our thanks to all the PE staff who entered teams and helped with the judging as well as the invaluable support from the volunteer officials in the Swansea & Neath clubs for making the event possible. The qualifying teams were:
Cup: Middle Boys Bishopston; Junior Boys Gwyr; Middle Girls Gwyr; Junior Girls Olchfa.
Plate: Middle Boys Dwr Y Felin; Junior Boys Bishop Vaughan; Middle Girls Olchfa; Junior Girls Ystalyfera.
 
Individual highlights included winning performances from:
 
U14B: Zac Davies (11.4) 75m Hurdles & (4.84m) Long Jump (Cwmtawe); Joshua Aka (12.6) 100m (Bishopston); Dylan Morgan (26.5) 200m & (26.00m) Discus (Gwyr); Sam Davies (1.56m) High Jump (Cwmtawe) and Thomas Gorvett (28.40m) Javelin (Pontarddulais).
 
U14G: Freya Morgan (11.2) 70m Hurdles (Gowerton); Lexi Allen (14.1) 100m (Pontarddulias); Ella Davies (2.42.6) 800m (Gwyr); Megan Gwyther (1.40m) High Jump (Bishop Vaughan); Sarah Lyons (4.75m) Long Jump (Olchfa); Ellie Bond (7.51m) Shot (Olchfa); Lucy Harris (19.87m) Discus (Gowerton) and Chloe Jones (29.01m) Javelin (Bishop Vaughan).
 
U16B: Charlie Brown (11.7) 80m Hurdles (Gowerton); Thomas Payne (11.3) 100m & (5.91m) Long Jump (Bishopston); Matthew Makoni (23.5) 200m (Bishop Vaughan); George Dun (38.6) 300m & (12.06m) Shot (Bishopston) and Oscar Dun (33.70m) Discus (Bishopston).
 
U16G: Georgia Wilson (28.1) 200m (Morriston); Niamh Jones (43.7) 300m (Bishop Vaughan); Carys Poole (5.11m) Long Jump (Gwyr); Sally Hopkins (9.30m) Shot (Bishopston); Neve Bowen (21.39m) Discus (Pontarddulais); Jamie Holland (35.07m) Javelin (Gwyr) and Brooke Castle (8.55m) Triple Jump.
 
Very well done to everyone who took part, you can view the full team and individual results here ANT CUP RESULTS 20-06-2018.xlsx
 
Over the weekend of Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July were the British Senior Athletics Championships incorporating the trials for the European Championships held at Birmingham. Where it was awesome to see so many of our seniors up against the very best British domestic athletics has to offer and doing so well. Daniel Beadsley was 7th in his 100m heat (11.05); Lemarl Freckleton ran a lifetime best for 200m in (21.48) for 6th in his heat; Joseph Brier just missed out on qualifying for the 400m final finishing 3rd in his heat with (47.62); Olivia Caesar placed 4th in her 400m heat (54.37); Laura Maddox matched this with a 4th (2.10.03) in her 800m heat; Cari Hughes was 6th in her 1500m heat (4.25.23); undoubtedly the main highlight of the weekend was a win in the 400m Hurdles for club superstar Dai Greene (50.06) which means he’s now guaranteed to go to the European Championships having both the British title and qualifying time from earlier in the season, for those of you new to the club Dai won the European Championships back in 2010 and we are sure he can do it again! Lauren Williams was 3rd in her 400m Hurdles heat in a time of (59.85); Jonathan Hopkins was 4th in the 3000m steeplechase final but does already have the qualifying time for the European Championships so he will need to cross his fingers and toes to see if hes done enough to impress the selectors, we’d definitely pick him as we know he’d do a fantastic job for the team; and finally Nathan James who was our only field eventer threw (64.17m) for 6th in the Javelin Final. Many congratulations to them all on such a fine set of performances, click here for the full results.
 
Saturday 30th June was round 3 of 4 in the Welsh U11, U13 & U15 League held at hot and sunny Brecon. There was another great turnout from our juniors with lots of great results across the board. The team backed up their 2 wins in the opening matches to go 3 from 3 with one league match to go. Our thanks to all the athletes, team managers, coaches and officials on such a great result. Individual highlights included overall winning performances from:
 
U15B Charlie Holland (12.2) 100m & (23.9) 200m; Harvey James (39.9) 300m; Owain Clarke (12.6) 80m Hurdles; Charlie Holland, Dylan Morgan, Sam Petherbridge & Harvey James (47.1) 4 x 100m; Addam Bowling (1.60m) High Jump; Noah Osborne (2.80m) Pole Vault; Dylan Morgan (5.27m) Long Jump and Oscar Dun (33.07m) Discus & (23.16m) Hammer.
 
U15G Ella Davies (5.14.4) 1500m; Georgia Wilson, Abby Young, Emily Collins & Iona Melrose (55.0) 4 x 100m; Carys Poole (1.53m) High Jump; Elin Murphy (2.40m) Pole Vault; Neve Bowen (23.82m) Discus; Tamsin Thomas (22.10m) Hammer and Chloe Jones (29.56m) Javelin.
 
U13B Harrison Garcia (13.6) 100m & (27.5) 200m; Macsen Holland (9.30m) Shot & (20.72m) Discus and Thomas Gorvett (32.97m) Javelin. 
 
U13G Megan Gwyther (13.8) 100m; Chloe Simmonite (28.1) 200m; Hannah Kinane (2.26.9) 800m; Megan Gwyther, Chloe Simmonite, Katelyn Thomas & Sarah Lyons (53.8) 4 x 100m and Ruby Jones & Katelyn Thomas both (1.35m) High Jump.
 
U11B Theo Oshisanya (5.67m) Shot. 
 
U11G Chloe Lewis, Matilda Quick, Maisie Mae Jarvis & Sophie Taylor (62.5) 4 x 100m and Matilda Quick (3.81m) Long Jump & (6.42m) Shot.
Very well done and thanks to all those who took part, click here for the full results and click here for the league table.
 
 
Sunday 1st July was round 3 of 3 in the U17 & U20 Youth Development League Midlands Premier Division held at very wet Exeter. It was tough going for the team with so few athletes present representing their club, maybe as the match was a "dead rubber" due to it being certain that we would be in the promotion/relegation match in July alreday. Despite the team managers and those athletes present best efforts we ended up in 6th place. We are very thankful and grateful to those athletes supporting their club team in the league. Individual highlights included A string wins for U20M Tomos Slade (14.81) 110m Hurdles & (6.85m) Long Jump; U20W 4 x 100m (51.65) Seren Wyatt, Isabel Davies, Danai Mugabe & Armani Williams; U17W India Collinson (4.91m) Long Jump; U20W Macey Jones (11.59m) Triple Jump and U17W Lara Spacey (39.35m) Hammer. Click here for the full results and click here for the league table. Déjà vu, we were in the same boat last year so it all comes down to the Midlands U17 & U20 Promotion match, which is fortunately being held at home on Sunday 29th July, where the bottom three teams of our division will be against the top 3 teams from the South West Division 1 to decide who goes into what division next year.