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Cardiff athletes in team Thursday 28 July 2016

James Vincent 2014

Cardiff AAC is well represented in the under 18 and under 16 teams to represent Wales in the Celtic Games international between Wales, Scotland and Ireland that takes place in Swansea on Saturday 6th August.

Leading the under 18 men's team is Jake Heyward (800m) who is joined by clubmates James Vincent (1500m) Tom Hanson (shot put) and Kieran Grimwade (hammer throw). The under 18 ladies' team includes Naomi Reid (800m), Bethan Evans (1500m), Abi Fisher (3000m), Sarah Omoregie (shot put) and Lauren Evans (high jump), with Catrin Lord (long jump), Megan Hodgson (pole vault) and Ffion Palmer (hammer) included as a development team.

Bedford here we come Sunday 24 July 2016

YDL U 25 July 2016

Cardiff's UK YDL (upper age group) team demolished the opposition in the fourth and final round match at Yeovil yesterday, winning by 81.5 points and qualifying outright for the national final in Bedford on 4th September.

Within a fine all-round team performance there were some magificent individual contributions, not least in the women's steeplechase.

Congratulations to the whole team and especially to the team managers and especially to Debbie Bull who has championed this team for so many years.

Wins for Elliot and Rhys Saturday 23 July 2016

Elliot Slade

Competing at the Morton Games in Dublin last night, Elliot Slade set a big new personal best for 800m, winning the international race in 1:47.70. His previous best was 1:48.91 indoors. Elliot has been studying in the United States at Villanova University.

Also at the Morton Games, Rhys Williams won the international 400m hurdles in 49.50.

Charlotte picked for Rio Friday 22 July 2016

Charlotte Wingfield 2014

Cardiff AAC member Charlotte Wingfield has been selected to represent her home country Malta in the Rio Olympic Games.

As Maltese champion, she will compete in the 100m and 200m, events where she recently took the bronze medals at the Small States of Europe Athletic Championships. She was also bronze medallist at the Mediterranean under 23 championships and represented Malta at the European Championships in Amsterdam.

Athletics last night Thursday 21 July 2016

WA International 2016

Whilst the Welsh Athletics International was going on at the Cardiff International Sports Campus, the third round of this year's SSAFA 5k road races was taking place and Cardiff athletes were prominent in both events.

In the SSAFA race, Cardiff filled second, third, fourth, seventh and eighth places through Carwyn Jones, Mike Kallenberg, Ciaran Lewis, James Hunt and Stephen Morris, whilst at Leckwith James Vincent set a personal best in the One Mile and Carys Bill won the Welsh under 17 women's 3000m championship gold medal.

Great team spirit Monday 18 July 2016

Scarlett Russell 2016

Cardiff's UK Youth Development League (lower age group) team travelled to Cheltenham on Saturday last, 16th July, for the fourth and final round of this year's campaign.

Team Managers Jen Stone and Annie Hillman thought that the team, weakened through absences, would struggle but a great team spirit throughout the day saw the squad come through to finish an excellent second behind league leaders Swansea, who go on to the national final. Cardiff has an outside chance of joining them, depending on a paper comparison of all the runners up.

Honours for Sarah and Tom Monday 18 July 2016

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With numerous Cardiff AAC athletes in the Welsh schools team that competed in the annual SIAB schools international between Wales, Scotland, England and Ireland on Saturday last, it was Sarah Omorehgie and Tom Hanson who came away with the honours.

Sarah was one of only two Welsh event winners, taking the girls shot put, while Tom's second place in the shot put with a personal best 16.20m earned for him the Most Meritorious Performance by a Welsh boy.

Euro gold for Jake Sunday 17 July 2016

Jake Heyward 2016

Athlete of the month in June, Jake Heyward has staked his claim for the award again in July by taking the gold medal at the European under 18 championships in Tbilisi, Georgia yesterday, 16th July.

After winning his heat, despite being tripped, Jake went into the final as the fastest European on display and the clear favourite. Despite slight illness in the days leading up to the final, Jake won a relatively slow, tactical race in 4:00.64 and is European champion.

No Rio for Rhys Saturday 16 July 2016

Rhys Williams

Cardiff's Rhys Williams has had his appeal against non-selection for the Olympic Games turned down by UK Athletics.

Automatic qualification required that an athlete come in the first two at the UK trials and have at least two qualifying times. A third place was available at the discretion of the selectors. Rhys came third at the trials and achieved his second qualifying time at the European Championships last week where he came fifth in the final and was the best British performer in his event, the 400m hurdles. He was omitted from the Olympic team and appealed. His appeal was supported by Welsh Athletics.

Ladies first Thursday 14 July 2016

Cosmeston relays 2016

Cardiff AAC were represented by no fewer than five ladies' teams at the popular Cosmeston Relays, held in Cosmeston Park, Penarth last night.

The A team of Ffion and Rhianwedd Price and Emily Brown were not only the winners of the senior ladies category but were first home of the entire race, including all the men's teams.

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