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Welsh Junior (U15 League) SEWL Division

Round: 4

Date: Saturday 22 July 2017

Venue: Newport Stadium, Spytty Park Sports Complex, Langland Way, Newport NP19 4PT

Venue Telephone: 01633 671815

Venue Website: http://www.runtrackdir.com/details.asp?track=newport

Host: Newport Harriers AC http://www.newportharriers.com/

Organiser: Welsh Athletics http://www.welshathletics.org/

Match Report

On a typical summer's day (cold, windy and intermittent rain), Cardiff's Welsh Junior League team comfortably qualified for the all-Welsh final, finishing second at Newport on Saturday last.

Cardiff has won the national final for the past two years and will be looking to make it three in a row. The final is in Newport on 6th August.


The match result on Saturday was:

1. Cardiff Archers (1416 points)
2. Cardiff AAC (1338)
3. Rhymney Valley AC (1020)
4. Newport H AC (915)
5. Blaenau Gwent AC (700)
6. Cwmbran H (679)
7. Hereford & County AC (401)
8. Rhondda AC (267)
9. Aberdare AC (119)

Cardiff's individual event winners were:

Under 11 girls: Ffione Butler (150m heat 1); Alexa Tiso (javelin).

Under 11 boys: Leon Gregson (75m hurdles heat 2); Gethin Dobbs (150m heat 5).

Under 13 girls: Anna Halliday (100m heat 1); Molly Type (100m heat 5 & 200m heat 2); Jemima Robinson (1500m); Molly McKerlich (1000m walk); Megan Hastings (70m hurdles heat 1).

Under 13 boys: Josh Beecher (100m heat 4); Charlie Stockley-Jones (200m heat 2); Elis Finlayson (800m heat 2); Ben Macey (1500m); Thomas Reid (javelin).

Under 15 girls: Mary Ryan (100m heat 1); Sadie Graham-Mulvaney (100m heat 5); Darcy John Cook (300m heat 1); Georgina Edwards (800m heat 1); Nia Clatworthy (800m heat 2); Cassey Grimwade (discus & hammer); Emma Fitzherbert (javelin).

Under 15 boys: Tomas Charles (200m heat 3); Carwyn Hastings (300m heat 1); Joe Alexander (80m hurdles); Ben Hillman (pole vault & discus); Ben Vincent (long jump); Tyler Santos (javelin).

Amongst some excellent performances, two under 11s were noted for the future. Alice Davies was the second fastest in the 800m but ran a very mature race for one so young; and in the boys' 800m Oliver Reynolds showed great determination to hold off his rival in a sprint finish to the line. It was also nice to see six (yes, six) Cardiff vests cross the line first in the under 13 girls' 200m.

The official results can be seen here.