Athletes Board The Personal Best Train At Sprints Open

The second ‘Run with the wind’ sprints open took place on Wednesday (21st June) night with a number of strong performances and personal bests to mention. Despite the scorching temperatures, the athletes persevered and as a result in total 111 came away with new personal bests. Below is a summary of the events and races which took place:

 

110m Hurdles

In the first race of the evening, Glen Elsdon of Carmarthen Harriers took the win in a time of 14.60. In second place was Michael Wilson of Swansea Harriers in a new personal best if 15.13 and in third place was Curtis Matthews of Cardiff AC in a time of 15.23.

100m Hurdles

Heat 1:

The Swansea Harrier Caryl Granville took the win with a strong front-running performance in a new personal best of 13.63. Lauren Evans of Cardiff AC took second place in a time of 14.35 and it was the Cannock & Stafford Athlete Olivia Walker who took third in 14.60.

Heat 2:

In the second heat, Tomos Slade of Cardiff AC performed strongly to take the win in a new personal best of 13.57. In second place was Harri Wheeler-Sexton of Cardiff AC in a time of 14.38 and in third place was a fellow Cardiff AC athlete, Cameron Pamment in 15.85.

80m Hurdles

Grace Morgan of Cardiff Archers looked in fine form as she took the win from the front in a time of 11.90. Emilie Davies of Blaenau Gwent AC was in second with a new personal best of 12.39 and Emily Thomas finished in third Place also with a new personal best if 12.49.

100m

Elite:

The elite heat of the 100m was dominated by a sea of blue Cardiff AC vests. Sam Gordon from Cardiff AC took the win in yet another strong performance clocking a time of 10.43. In second and third places were two other Cardiff AC athletes with Joshua Brown clocking 10.63 and Dewi Hammond just behind in 10.65.

Heat 1:

It was the Thames Valley Athlete Andrew Ajobe who took the win in heat 1, clocking a new persona best of 11.65. In second place was Harry Griffiths of Cardiff AC who also clocked a new personal best of 11.94. Newport Harrier Stuart Pearce was in third place, also clocking a new personal best of 12.01.

Heat 2:

Jasmine Barraclough was the winner of heat 2, the Newport Harrier clocked a new personal best of 12.87. It was the Barry & Vale Harrier, Kirsty Law who finished in second place to achieve a new personal best 13.05. In third place was Emilie Davies of Blaenau Gwent AC who also achieved a new personal best of 13.10.

Heat 3:

Simeon Santima of Cardiff AC stormed to an impressive victory in Heat 3, clocking a new personal best of 11.90. It was the Carmarthen Harrier, Rhun Edwards who finished in a second place with a time of 12.35. Harry Gibbon of Barry & Vale Harriers was in third, running a new personal best of 12.36.

Heat 4:

The fourth heat was won by Cardiff AC athlete Curtis Matthews in a time of 11.36, this was a new personal best for the Cardiff Athlete. In second place was Neath Harrier Sam Rutherford who also achieved a new personal best of 11.44. In third was Oran Harry of Cardiff & Vale schools, the under 17 athlete performed superbly to achieve a new personal best of 11.54.

Heat 5:

Cardiff Archer Scott Powell took the victory in heat 5, clocking a new personal best of 12.12. It was Alicia Samuel of Carmarthen Harriers who also achieved a new personal best of 12.57 to finish in second place. Third place was taken by Newport Harrier Isabel Davies in 12.83.

Heat 6:

Heat 6 was personal best central on the evening with every athlete competing recording a new personal best. Sam Sully of Barry & Vale Harriers took the win in 13.03. It was another Barry & Vale Harrier who took second place, this was Megan Sully who clocked 13.56. In third place was Saffron Maurice of Cardiff AC who achieved a time of 13.77.

Heat 7:

Heat 7 was dominated by a blue sea of Cardiff AC vests with 5 athletes In the top 6 places. Harvey Reyrolds of Cardiff AC recorded a new personal best of 11.64 to take the win. It was Louis Thorne who also recorded a new personal best of 11.76 to take second place. In third place in a new personal best of 11.77 was Cardiff AC athlete Jack Stockley-Jones.

Heat 8:

The eighth heat of the night was won by Sophie Roberts of Swansea Harriers in a new personal best of 13.50. Newport Harrier Holly Brown took second place, recording a new personal best of 13.69. Sophie Sargeant finished in third place also recording a new personal best of 13.80.

Heat 9:

It was the Stanwell School Athlete who took the win in heat 9, clocking a new personal best of 12.03. Matthew Register of Cardiff AC also recorded a new personal best of 12.04 to closely take second place. In third place was Cardiff AC Athlete Jac Burne who joined the personal best train by recording a time of 12.34.

Heat 10:

Paul Bennett swapped the hurdles for the flat to win heat 10, the Cardiff AC athlete recorded a time of 11.0. In second place was William Kennedy of Bristol & West AC who clocked a time of 11.1. Neath Harrier Ceirion Hopkins finished in third place to also record a time of 11.1.

Heat 11:

Barry & Vale Harriers had a strong showing in heat 11 of the 100 metres with 3 athletes in the top 4. Lauren Mcloughin took first place in a new personal best, the Barry & Vale Harrier clocked a time of 14.23. Newport Harriers athlete Holly Vagi also recorded a personal best of 14.29 to take second place. It was Erin Mcloughin who took third place, the Barry & Vale Harrier recorded a personal best of 14.40.

Elite 2:

The second elite heat of the evening saw a domination by the Blue vests of Cardiff AC, the heat saw 5 out of 7 athletes sporting the blue vest. Joshua Brown of Cardiff AC took the win in a time of 10.64. It was his team-mate closely behind in second, Anax Da Silva from Cardiff AC clocked a time of 10.70. In third place was Glen Elsdon of Carmarthen Harriers who recorded a respectable time of 10.88.

 

200m

Heat 1:

The first heat of the 200m saw all athletes who finished record a new personal best. It was Louis Thorne who took the win, the Cardiff AC athlete recorded a time of 23.96. It was a fellow Cardiff AC athlete Jamie Verran who finished in second, clocking a time of 24.22. In third place was Zak Daly of Carmarthen Harriers who achieved a time of 24.29.

Heat 2:

The second heat of the 200m was also personal best central with all 7 athletes competing achieving a new personal best. Hannalise Bolt took the win in heat 2, the Newport Harrier recorded a new personal best of 27.67. Cardiff Archer Sophie Davies took second place in a time of 22.72  with Saffron Maurice from Cardiff AC in third place in a time of 28.39.

Heat 3:

Scott Powell stormed to victory in heat 3, the Cardiff Archer recorded a new personal best of 24.8. In second place was Harry Owen of Cardiff AC who also achieved a personal best of 25.4. Newport Harrier Macey Morris was in third place, achieving a new personal best of 25.6.

Heat 4:

Cardiff AC athlete Dan Morris took the win in heat 4, recording a new personal best of 22.60.  Tomos Slade of Swansea Harriers finished in second place to record a new personal best of 22.72. It was a fellow Swansea Harrier in third place, Steffan Dylan-Jones clocked a new personal best of 23.20.

Heat 5:

Gabby Dickinson was the winner of heat 5, finishing in a new personal best of 26.92. It was Cardiff Met University athlete Leah Bitchell who finished in second, recording a new personal best of 27.13. Barry & Vale Harrier Kirsty Law also recorded a new personal best of 27.30 to claim third place.

Heat 6:

Thames Valley Harrier Andrew Ajobe repeated his performance in the 100m earlier on in the evening to win heat 6 of the 200m. The Thames Valley athlete recorded an impressive new personal best of 22.98. In second place was South Wales Athlete, Carter Staples who recorded a new personal best of 23.34. It was Jack Stockley-Jones from Cardiff AC who finished in third, also recording a new personal best of 23.37.

Heat 7:

Sam Sully of Barry & Vale Harriers clocked a new personal best of 27.10 to win heat 7. It was Holly Vagi of Newport Harriers who finished in second place, recording a time of 29.33. Fellow Newport Harrier Ama Tiwaah Boateng finished just behind in third, also clocking a new personal best of 29.44.

Heat 8:

The eighth heat of the 200m’s saw another personal best train with all 8 athletes competing achieving a personal best. Matthew Register took the victory with the Cardiff AC athlete clocking 24.46. Cardiff AC athletes were also in second and third places respectively too with Jac Burne clocking 24.88 and Ben Vincent running 25.35.

Heat 9:

Hurdler Paul Bennett returned to the track to claim victory in the ninth heat, The Cardiff AC athlete clocked an impressive new personal best of 21.58. Newport Harrier Tom Evans was in second place clocking a new personal best of 21.79. It was William Kennedy of Bristol & West AC in third also recording a new personal best of 21.81.

Full results are available at the following link: http://results.welshathletics.org/

 

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