Day 2 Round-Up – 2023 Welsh U13/U17/U20 Championships
Today hosted the second day of the Welsh Junior Championships which was full of action at Newport Stadium.
Evie Cooper (Neath Harriers) secured her third Welsh title of the year in the U17 hammer, throwing 48.26m, while fellow Neath Harriers teammate Amelia Mitchell took silver with a distance of 44.66m.
Teammates Iwan Thomas and Finely Bruce (Carmarthen Harriers) took gold and silver in the U20 men’s 3000m. Iwan won with a time of 9:06.03; Finley finished in 9:14.69. The women’s 3000m was won by Beca Haf Bown (Menai Track and Field) after finishing with a time of 10:22.39s
Max Evans (Maldwyn Harriers) had a convincing victory in the U17 men's 200m taking gold in 23.09.
Luca Phillips (Cardiff Archers) was victorious in a very close finish in the U17 men’s 100m hurdles, with a time of 13.80s, narrowly beating Cameron Eley (Newport Harriers) who had a time of 13.86s. Luca has had a great weekend, also winning the U17 triple jump after jumping 13.89m. He also took medals in the U17 men’s long jump and the U17 men’s 100m.
Jack Organ (Brecon AC) took gold in the U20 men’s 800m finishing in 2:02.60 while Joseff Morgan (Menai Track and Field) and Louis Starr (Rugby & Northampton AC) took podiums.
Corey Brown (DSW Para Athletics) won gold after finishing with 13.67s in the ambulant 100m.
Harry Newton and Joseff Lewis (Swansea Harriers) took gold and silver in the U20 men’s pole vault; Harry jumped 3.50m while Joseff managed 3.00m. Ella Mitchell (Cardiff Athletics) triumphed in the U20 women’s pole vault jumping 2.80m.
In the final race of the day and the weekend, Aliyah Afolabi (Cardiff Archers) took victory in the U17 women’s 200m finishing in 25.22s.