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Indoor successes

Monday 16 February 2015

Cardiff athletes were involved in British and Welsh indoor championships over the weekend and came away with medals and personal bests.

In NIAC at the Welsh under 20 and under 15 championships, Cardiff athletes had a very successful two days whilst, at the British championships in Sheffield, David Omoregie set a new personal best in the 60m hurdles and went on to take the silver medal.

And F42 shot putter Aled Davies registered a big improvement on his own world record, increasing the mark from 15.56m to 15.93m

In Sheffield, both Sam Gordon and Dewi Hammond reached the final of the 60m, with Sam finishing 7th. Dewi withdrew from the final. Lemarl Freckleton set a personal best of 21.73 on his way to the final of the 200m where he finished 6th.

Cardiff AAC successes came thick and fast at the Welsh championships in Cardiff with Thomas Britt (under 15) winning both the 60m hurdles and the long jump (not to mention third in the shot put which was won by Thomas Hanson).

In the under 15 girls' events, Abi Fisher continued her run of good form to win the 1500m with Sofia Vella third. Sofia was also third innthe 800m behind winner Annwen Gammon.

A string of successes for the under 20 men saw Kebba Saidykhan win the 60m with Jake Dawkins seond while Jake won the 200m with Kristian Jones second. There was a Cardiff 1-2 in both the 800m (Nick Jones and Ieuan Handley) and 1500m (15 year old Jake Heyward and Jack Gooch). In the field events, multi-eventer Ryan Grimwade set a big personal best to win the pole vault with 4.15 and followed with very creditable attempts at 4.31m. He also set a personal best in the long jump won by Gage Francis who was also third in the triple jump.

  Ryan Grimwade

For the ladies, Lauren Evans (competing with the men) won the high jump with 1.60m and Lois Hillman was third in the pole vault.

The full list of Cardiff medallists is as follows:

Under 15 boys:
Gold: Thomas Britt (60mH & long jump); Thomas Hanson (shot put).
Bronze: Thomas Atkinson (60mH); Thomas Britt (shot put).

Under 15 girls:
Gold: Annwen Gammon (800m); Abi Fisher (1500m); Renee Moore (60mH); Ellie Sonehewer (high jump); Megan Hodgson (pole vault).
Silver: Thea Willis (shot put).
Bronze: Sofia Vella (800m & 1500m).

Under 20 men:
Gold: Kebba Saidykhan (60m); Jake Dawkins (200m); Nick Jones (800m); Jake Heyward (1500m); Ryan Grimwade (pole vault); Gage Francis (long jump); Adrian Lawrence (triple jump).
Silver: Jake Dawkins (60m); Kristian Jones (200m); Ryan James (400m); Ieuan Handley (800m); Jack Gooch (1500m).
Bronze: Jasper Hawkins (pole vault); Gage Francis (triple jump).

Under 20 women:
Gold: Lauren Evans (high jump).
Bronze: Lois Hillman (pole vault).

The Welsh championship results can be seen HERE.

The British championship results can be found HERE.