Tuesday 28th August, 2018
England u15 / u17 Championships - Bedford - Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August
Middle distance duo Samia Jones (Menai) and Jacob Reynolds (Cardiff) both took silver medals at the England u15/ u17 Championships in Bedford last weekend. Samia finished just 500th of a second behind Edinburgh's Katie Johnson in the u15 girls' 1,500m as she finished 2nd in a time of 4:33, whilst Jacob picked up a silver medal in the u15 boys' 1,500m with a time of 4:21.
There were also medals for Caitlyn Mapps (Cardiff Archers) who finished 3rd in the u17 women's 300m with a new lifetime best of 39.82 seconds, and Ella Wintle (Pembrokeshire) who took bronze in the u15 girls' 300m with a time of 41.78 seconds. Caitlyn also finished 4th in the u17 women's Long Jump and 6th in the u17 women's 80m Hurdles with 11.64 seconds, with teammate Grace Morgan 7th in 11.66 seconds.
Cardiff's Isabel Thomas finished 4th in the u15 girls' Pole Vault with a height of 2.91m, whilst Menai sprinter Zach Price finished 5th in the u17 men's 100m with a new lifetime best (wind assisted) of 10.82 seconds. There was also a lifetime best (wind assisted) clocking of 11.40 seconds for Evan Jones (Bridgend) in the u15 boys' 100m, who also finished 6th in the u15 boys' 200m with 23.97 seconds.
In the u17 men's Discus, Harry Davies (Neath) finished 5th with a throw of 44.40m, whilst Jake Knight (Cardiff Archers) threw a lifetime best of 38.20m to finish 5th in the u15 boys' Discus.
Swansea's Macey Morris also finished 5th in the u17 women's 200m with a time of 26.16 seconds, as did David Locke (Newport) in the u17 men's 800m with a time of 1:55. Carmarthen's Liam Edwards was 5th in the u15 boys' 1,500m with a time of 4:23, whilst Ben Hillman (Cardiff - u17 men's 100m Hurdles - 13.68 - PB) and Rosie Domican (Cardiff Archers - u15 girls' High Jump - 1.51m) also secured 5th placed finishes.
Deeside's Finley Savage clocked 37.64 to finish 6th in the u15 boys' 300m, whilst Nia Riley (Cardiff Archers) finished 7th in the u17 women's 800m with a time of 2:17. Neath athlete Owain Lloyd Hughes produced a huge lifetime best performance of 10.84 seconds (wind assisted) to win his heat of the u17 men's 100m on Saturday, before qualifying fastest of all the heats in the u17 men's 200m on Sunday with a clocking of 22.36 - sadly he was forced to withdraw from the 200m Final due to injury.