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Cardiff in UK Rankings

Tuesday 8 December 2009

Cardiff is well represented in the UK rankings for 2009, with Rhys Williams and Joe Thomas taking pride of place. Rhys was ranked second in the 400m hurdles and Joe third in the 800m. Simon Lawson completed a fine season to be ranked first in both 10,000m and half marathon and second in the 5,000m in the under 20 age group. The club's most succesful event was the pole vault where no less than 8 Cardiff athletes appeared in the rankings. Best placed was Lewis Newton (pictured in action) who placed 4th in the under 17 age group.

Also of note was Mica Moore who appeared in two age groups, finishing 7th in the 100m under 17 gategory and 16th in the older under 20 group. Likewise, Elinor Lewis ended the season in 8th place in the under 20 pole vault and also in 19th place in the senior women's table.

The full list of club athletes in the top 25 is as follows:

Senior Men:
Rhys Williams:  400m Hurdles (49.38)  ranked 2
Joe Thomas:  800m (1:46.36)  ranked 3
Gareth Warburton:  800m (1:48.72)  ranked 21
Tim Benjamin:  400m (45.51)  ranked 4
Tim Benjamin: 200m (20.96)  ranked 10
Christian Malcolm:  200m (21.01)  ranked 13
Richie Gardiner:  Marathon (2:19.48)  ranked 7
Richie Gardiner:  Half Marathon (65:47)  ranked 18
Simon Lawson:  Half Marathon (65:49)  ranked 20
Michael Johnson: Half Marathon (66:04)  ranked 23
Simon Lawson:  10,000m (30.03.90)  ranked 23

Senior Women:
Amanda Moss:  800m (2:03.65)  ranked 16
Emma Peters:  400m Hurdles (60.19)  ranked 17
Emily Brown:  2,000m s/chase (7:19.57)  ranked 14
Emily Brown:  3,000m s/chase (11:23.67)  ranked 15
Sarah Barry:  Triple Jump (12.75m)  ranked 9
Briony Raine:  Pole Vault (4.05m)  ranked 6
Elinor Lewis:  Pole Vault (3.74m)  ranked 19
Jessica Abrahams:  Pole Vault (3.72m)  ranked 20
Hannah Abrahams:  Pole Vault (3.70m)  ranked 22

Under 20 Men:
Simon Lawson:  10,000m (30:03.90)  ranked 1
Simon Lawson: 5,000m (14:28.91)  ranked 2
Simon Lawson: Half Marathon (65:49)  ranked 1
Rhys Hodnett:  Hammer (53.24m)  ranked 16

Under 20 Women:
Mica Moore:  100m (12.07)  ranked 16
Elinor Lewis:  Pole Vault (3.74m)  ranked 8

Under 17 Men:
Lewis Newton:  Pole Vault (4.40m)  ranked 4

Under 17 Women:
Mica Moore:  100m (12.07)  ranked 7
Samantha Cogan:  300m (40.33)  ranked 20

Under 15 Girls:
Ffion Bodilly:  High Jump (1.67m)  ranked 6
Sally Nicholas:  Pole Vault (2.60m)  ranked 15
Lucy Daly:  Pole Vault (2.50m)  ranked 20