Weekend Round-Up (27th & 28th of January)
Welsh Senior & U15 Indoor Championships, 27 & 28 January
It was a historic weekend in Cardiff at the 2024 Welsh Senior & U15 Championships, with one Welsh record, one World Lead, four Championship Best Performances, and the highest number of entries in the history of the event.
On day one of the competition there were three new Championship Best Performances set. Mae Grant (West Chesire Athletic Club) kickstarted the record-breaking weekend, jumping 9.57m in the U15 girls triple jump to set the first Championship Best Performance of the weekend. On the track, Aliyah Afolabi (Cardiff Archers) set a new Championship Best Performance in the U15 girls 60m, running 7.62 seconds to take the title. While Hannah Brier (Swansea Harriers) set a new Championship Best Performance in the women’s 400m semi-final with 54.16 seconds.
Day one also saw a new world lead in the F20 shot put rankings, with Sabrina Fortune (Deeside AAC) throwing a distance of 13.88m to retain her Welsh title.
Day two saw a new Welsh record with Luca Phillips (Cardiff Archers) breaking the U17 indoor long jump record with a distance of 7.18m to take the senior men’s title. After breaking the U15 girls 60m Championship Best Performance on the first day of competition, Aliyah Afolabi (Cardiff Archers), went on to break the Championship Best Performance for 200m in the semi-final with 25:30, before extending her record to 24.62 in the final of the event.
X-Athletics, 28 January
Aled Davies (Cardiff Athletics) got his season underway in France on Sunday, throwing world lead distance of 15.82m in the F42 shot put.
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