Thursday 31st January, 2019
This weekend sees the Welsh Athletics Junior Indoor Championships return to Cardiff, as over 500 athletes descend on the National Indoor Athletics Centre for their respective age-group Championship events. It promises to be another action-packed programme to follow on from last weekend’s Welsh Senior Indoor Championships. Here are some of the athletes and events we’ve picked out that are sure to be worth watching:
U13 Boys 800m
Carmarthen Harrier Macsen Toogood enters the u13 Boys 800m ranked fifth in the UK, and with a lifetime best in the 800m of 2:28, having already run 2:30 earlier this season in Cardiff.
U13 Boys High Jump
Dion James (Carmarthen Harriers) currently lies top of the UK rankings with a season’s best of 1.48m, which he jumped just three weeks ago at the West Wales Championships.
U13 Girls 60m Hurdles
Cwmbran athlete Callie Jones recently clocked 10.27 seconds at the Welsh Athletics Junior Open, which ranks her second in the UK at the moment.
U15 Girls 200m
Ella Wintle (Pembrokeshire Harriers) won the 300m Championship in Cardiff last weekend and will be back for the 200m this weekend. She currently ranks seventh in the UK over 200m.
U15 Boys Pole Vault
Swansea’s William Trott currently leads the UK rankings after recording a height of 3.45m at the West Wales Regional Championships back in January.
U17 Women 1,500m
In what could be one of the most competitive races of the day, Moli Lyons (Cardiff AAC), Aimee Callow (Cardiff Archers), Nia Clatworthy (Cardiff AAC) and Alanah Hill (Cardiff Archers) are likely to contend for the Welsh title.
U17 Women’s Pole Vault
Isabel Thomas (Cardiff AAC) set a new lifetime best of 3.41m at the Vault Manchester competition last weekend, which currently ranks her seventh in the UK.
U20 Men’s 60m
Cardiff sprinter Jeremiah Azu will be hoping to bounce back from disappointment at last weekend’s Welsh Senior Championships; he currently lies top of the UK Junior 60m rankings with 6.73 seconds.
U20 Women’s Shot Put
Sarah Omoregie (Cardiff AAC) will be looking to add another Welsh title and improve on her silver medal at the Senior Championships last weekend. She currently ranks second in the UK with 14.30m.