British Under 15 & 17 Championships- Bedford
The British under 15 & under 17 Championships were held in Bedford over the weekend with a number of notable performance from Welsh athletes.
Jeremiah Azu (Helen Patricia James) of Cardiff AAC stormed to victory in the under 17 Men’s 100m final, the Cardiff athlete clocked a time of 10.65 to cement his place at the top of the all-time Welsh under 17 100m rankings list. The Cardiff AAC sprinter also broke his persona best in the heats with a time of 10.66.
Iwan Robinson-Booth (Helen Patricia James) set a new personal best in his 200m heat, the Cardiff AAC sprinter clocked an impressive time of 22.49.
Caitlyn Mapps (Phillip Warwicker) of Cardiff Archers took the under 15 Girl's Long Jump title with an impressive jump of 5.45 metres. The Cardiff Archer also set a new personal best of 25.67 in her 200m heat, this was enough to qualify her for the final where she finished in 6th place later on.
Macey Morris (Kevin Williams) of Newport Harriers produced a strong performance to finish 2nd in the under 15 Girl's 300m , the Newport Harrier clocked a new personal best of 40.5.
Daisy Thompson (Carol Jones) of Carmarthen Harriers set a new personal best of 2:18.87 in her 800m heat, this was an impressive performance to cement her place in the final. It was a close race with one athlete taking a tumble in the early stages, Daisy remained composed and finished strong in 5th place.
Tom Hewson (Mark Bradford) of Andover performed strongly to clinch the silver medal in the under 17 Men's Javelin final, the Andover athlete threw a distance of 61.87 metres.
Kiara Frizelle (Phil Banning) took the under 17 Women’s 1500m title with a strong front-running performance, the Cardiff AAC runner clocked a time of 4:32.31 to take the gold medal. Fellow Cardiff AAC runner Abigail Fisher (Phil Banning) also produced a strong performance to finish 4th with a new personal best of 4:45.78.
Ben Hillman of Cardiff AAC clinched a bronze medal in the under 15 Boy's 80m hurdles, the Cardiff Athlete clocked a time of 11.59 to get on the podium. Ben also set a new personal best of 11.47 in his heat to qualify for the final.
Tomos Slade (Tony Morris) just missed out on a medal in the under 17 Men’s 100m hurdles final, the Swansea Harrier set a new personal best of 13.33 to finish in 4th place.
Isabel Breeden (Diane Breeden) clinched the bronze medal in the under 17 Women's 300m hurdles final, the Cardiff AAC athlete clocked a time of 44.69 to secure her spot on the podium.
It was a Welsh domination In the under 17 Men’s 1500m Steeplechase final with the top 2 places being secured. Remi Adebiyi (Darryn McAtee) of Newport Harriers took the title whilst setting a new personal best of 4:21.43. Ben Thomas (Neil Thomas) followed in closely behind in 2nd place, the Carmarthen Harrier clocked a new personal best of 4:22.51.
Ffion Higginson of Bridgend AC clinched the silver medal in the under 17 Women’s 1500m Steeplechase, the Bridgend runner also set a new personal best of 5:18.25.
Mark Mellor (Edward Thompson) put in a strong performance in the under 17 Men’s Pole Vault to earn his spot on the podium, the Cardiff Archer set a new personal best of 4.21m to take the silver medal.
Thomas Atkinson (Sean Power) of Cardiff AAC finished 2nd in under 17 Men’s Triple Jump final, the Cardiff athlete set a new personal best of 13.93 metres to clinch the silver medal.
Jay Morse (Ian Leek) won the under 17 Men’s Discus title with a new personal best, the Cardiff AAC moved up to 15th on the UK all-time under 17 Men’s discus rankings list with a throw of 55.28 metres. The Cardiff AAC thrower also finished 5th in the Shot Putt final with 14.63 metres.
Harry Davies (David Arnold) clinched silver in the under 15 Boy's discus, the Neath Harrier recorded a new personal best of 46.76 metres.
Nia Clatworthy (Arwyn Davies) produced a strong performance to qualify through the heats of under 15 girl's 800m and to finish 8th in a high standard field.
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Melissa Courtney (Rob Denmark) looked strong as she finished 2nd in her 1500m heat on Saturday, the Shaftesbury Barnet runner clocked a time of 4:18.68 to confirm her spot in Mondays final. Melissa returned to the track on Monday for what would be a closely contended Women’s 1500m final, the BUCS champion battled it out but sadly just missed out on a medal by finishing a close 5th place.
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