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Cardiff AAC Young Throwers

Friday 29 June 2018

On Tuesday 19th June the 3rd meeting of the 2018 series Cardiff AAC Young Throwers Invitational Competions took place. It started last year as a developmental platform for young throwers in Cardiff AAC, in order to hone their skills, and provide more local meetings.

The initial competition in August 2017 involved 11 competitors in Hammer and Discus events. The latest event attracted a total of 24 competitors in Discus, Hammer and Javelin events.

A number of standout performances were noted during the evening. All Cardiff athletes unless stated

Ethan Witchell Discus U13B 33.19m personal best, a new U13B Club record, and No1 ranked in UK. 

Cassey Grimwade DiscusU17W 33.15m personal best, and ranked No1 in U17W Wales as a first year U17W.

Ella Lyons, Discus U13G 19.98m a personal best throw.

Leon Gregson, Discus U13B 16.97m a personal best throw.

Lily Gregson, Discus U15G 25.85m.  Javelin 34.51m, both throws were personal best.

Harry Hillman, Discus U23M 35.25m . Javelin  34.51m, both throws were personal bests. 

Beb Hillman, Discus U17M 30.84m a personal best throw.

Toks Akanbi (Rhymney Valley AAC) Javelin U15B 23.74m, a personal best throw.

We would like to thank Aled Sion Davies, Para Olympian (Gold Medalist) F42 Discus and Shot Putt. Brett Morse, London 2012 Discus Olympian and youngest ever World Championship finalist. Adele Nicoll, current British Universities and Welsh National Shot Putt Champion, for competing with oyr young throwers. All three threw to a high standard, with Brett Morse throwing 61.71m his furthest competitive throw for over two years. 


Thanks go to all the officials, organisers, parents and volunteers, for yet another successful and enjoyable competition. That without their continued help and support, would not take place.