Weekend Round-up - 16th & 17th February
18/02/2019 00:00, I Mewn Blog /
Armagh Road Races - Thursday 14th February - Armagh, Northern Ireland
In the Women's 3k at the Armagh Road Races on Thursday, Beth Kidger (Brighton; Joel Kidger) finished 10th in 9:26 whilst Bronwen Owen (Leeds City; Andrew Henderson) was 16th in 9:30.
In the Men's 5k race, Cardiff's Ieuan Thomas (James Thie) was the first Welsh athlete home in 21st (14:14), with Guy Smith (Swansea)37th in 14:27, Matthew Edwards 53rd in 14:32, James Hunt (Cardiff)71st in 14:43 and Abed Teweldebrhan (Newport; Michael Adams)73rd in 14:44.
Muller Grand Prix - Saturday 16th February - Birmingham
Cardiff sprinter Jeremiah Azu (Helen James) clocked another new lifetime best and lowered his own Welsh Junior Record at the Muller Grand Prix in Birmingham as he ran 6.65 in the Men's 60m Semi-Finals before going on to finish 7th in a high calibre Final (6.67).
Jake Heyward (Cardiff; James Thie) clocked 3:42:84 to finish 13th in the Men's 1,500m.
BUCS Indoor Athletics Championships - Friday 15th - Sunday 17th February - Sheffield
There was a strong representation from Welsh athletes on the podium at the BUCS Indoor Championships in Sheffield. Kris Jones(Cardiff/Louborough; Glyn Hawkes) stormed to victory in the Men's 60m Final with a lifetime best clocking of 6.76 seconds, whilst Adele Nicoll (Birchfield/Cardiff Met; Ryan Spencer-Jones) was victorious in the Women's Shot Put with 15.27m
Laura Turley (West Cheshire/Chester Uni; Ian Broadhurst) took silver in the Women's 400m Final with a clocking of 56.04 seconds, whilst Kate Seary (Cardiff/Birmingham Uni) also took silver in the Women's 3,000m in a new PB of 9:41. Patrick Swan (Cornwall/Plymouth Uni; Mo Pearson) took silver in the Men's Shot Put with 16.22m, and Daniel Cork (Newport Harriers/ London; Malcolm Wallace) took bronze beind him with a throw of 15.56m. Carys Jones (Swansea / UWE; Ed Thompson) took bronze in the Women's Pole Vault with a PB of 3.70m, whilst Amy Odunaiya (Wrexham/Cardiff Met; David Norton) took bronze in the Women's 200m Final in 24.43 seconds.
Odunaiya was also part of Cardiff Met's Welsh Record breaking Women's 4 x 200m relay squad (with Melissa Roberts, Mica Moore and Catherine Harding) who clocked 1:39:35 to break the previous national record of 1:39:50 held since 2014. In the Men's Triple Jump, Osaze Aghedo (Swansea/Brunel Uni; Steve Ingram) took the bronze medal with a jump of 15.03m.
Full Results can be found here
Action from the United States....
At the USC Open in South Carolina, Amelia Reynolds(Cardiff/Jacksonville; David Norton) wonn the Women's 60m (7.93 seconds) and 200m (25.50 seconds), whilst at the Redhawks Open, Amber Simpson (Deeside/Memphis) won the Women's Shot Put with a PB of 11.30m.
Emily Kearney (Wirral/SCAD Atlanta; Ronan Kearney) tripled up at the AAC Championships in North Carolina, taking victory in the Mile (4:54 - PB), 3,000m (10:04) and 5,000m (16:27 - PB).