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Friday 4 September 2015

Eleven Cardiff athletes travelled to Bedford last weekend (29 & 30 August) for the England Athletics under 17 and under 15 championships, which are, in reality, UK championships.

Showing that they can hold their own with the best in Britain, Amelia Reynolds, Jay Morse and Tom Hanson each returned home with a silver medal.

Amelia Reynolds won her heat of the under 17 women's 300m and went on to come second in the final in the excellent time of 38.78 seconds, a club record that improves Dawn Higgins' time of 40.10 set 23 years ago, in 1992.

Consistent throwers Tom Hanson and Jay Morse justified their UK rankings (Tom is second and Jay is first) in the under 15 boys' shot put and discus respectively, each taking the silver medal. Jay also came fifth in the shot put.

Other Cardiff athletes making the journey to Bedford were Rebecca Kennett (U17 100m), Jessica Wadey (U15 800m), Naomi Reid (U17 800m), Kiara Frizelle (U15 1500m), Abi Fisher (U15 1500m), James Vincent (U17 1500m), Lana Culliford (U15 200m) and Lauren Evans (U17 long jump). Although not winning medals, all these athletes will certainly gain from the experience of a higher level of competition.

The results can be seen here.