Results Round Up & Joseph Brier

Preceding the latest results round up, as many of you will already be aware, we are thrilled to see that Joseph Brier has been included in the 4 x 400m squad formally for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Ensure that you have your televisions tuned in to the BBC this Friday 30th July at 12pm for the heat of the 4 x 400m (8pm Tokyo) hopefully Joseph will be in the starting line up and everyone will be cheering him on! The very best of luck from everyone at the club!

After a scorching hot week of weather we have results to round up for you from Cheltenham, Bedford, Aberdare, Cardiff, Nuneaton & Loughborough. There are a couple of matches we are awaiting the ratified results from, but we’ll have to catch up on these next time.

Wednesday 14th July saw U20W Cassey Grimwade throw 37.49m in the Hammer at Cheltenham.

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th July were the England (UK) Senior Athletics Championships held at Bedford, we had just the three entrants this year with mixed fortunes. Lemarl Freckleton produced times of 21.98 for 200m in his heat and a best of 11.17 in his 100m heat; Hannah Brier was back to her very best winning GOLD in the 200m in one of her fastest ever times of 23.62 marginally quicker than her 23.66 in her heat, and Caryl Granville ran a great 57.54 in her 400m Hurdles heat but sadly pulled up injured in the final.

Saturday 17th July was round 2 of 3 in the U13 & U15 Youth Development League at Aberdare, we are awaiting the team scores but here is how the squad got on in sweltering hot conditions! Thanks to all those volunteers who made the fixture possible:

U13B: Ruairi Harris 9.88 75m & 20.17 150m; Henry Payne 10.67 75m & 3.64m Long Jump; Theo Santimano 11.45 75m & 1.21m High Jump & 18.67m Javelin; Patriakakos Panagiotis 21.26 150m; Declan De-Vulgt 4.08.12 1200m; Jack Sullivan 4.27.60 1200m; Jack Edwards 15.85 75m Hurdles & 3.65m Long Jump; Sean Strevens 1.30m High Jump & 5.72m Shot and Kellan Heuberger 5.94m Shot.

U13G:Ava Jones 11.36 75m & 3.31m Long Jump; Jess Arnold 11.54; Lauren Oshisanya 11.73 75m & 5.35m Shot; Anna Patrikakou 12.21 75m & 25.57 150m; Libby Hale 2.20.99 800m; Millie Pierce 2.30.61 800m & 3.87m Long Jump; Esme Brownhill 17.88 70m Hurdles & 12.10m Javelin and Caitlin Morris 14.82 70m Hurdles & 6.15m Shot.

U15B: Evan Morris 12.32 100m & 25.00 200m; Jenson Morris 12.90 100m & 4.69m Long Jump; Steffan Higgins 43.65 300m & 2.22.73 800m; Dylan Curr 2.28.57 800m; Gavin Alexander 5.10.49 1500m; Harry Collins 13.41 80m Hurdles; Lewie Jones 13.32m Shot & 39.84m Discus & 50.96m Javelin; Nathaniel Osborne 11.24m Shot & 18.44m Discus & 19.48m Hammer; Ben Fenwick 20.05m Hammer and Carwyn Tumelty 26.10m Javelin.

U15G: Olivia Mackey 14.02 100m & 1.45m High Jump; Liane Do Rouys 14.43 100m & 15.07m Hammer; Miriam Brown 13.78 100m; Cari Adams 14.70 100m & 30.74 200m; Ella-May Thomas 30.11 200m & 4.16m Long Jump; Chloe Lewis 49.99 300m & 2.50.32 800m; Natalie Coughlan 56.47 300m; Matilda Quick 12.32 75m Hurdles & 1.55m High Jump; Bethan Holley 13.23 75m Hurdles; Sophie Taylor 4.07m Long Jump; Carys Morgan 9.01m Shot & 22.31m Javelin; Zoe Strevens 7.54m Shot; Efa Williams 15.13m Discus & 14.56m Javelin and Nele Owen 11.18m Discus & 18.54m Hammer.

Sunday 18th July M35 Geraint Williams had a superb run to finish 2nd in the blistering heat at the Frome Half Marathon in a time of 76.07, well done Geraint!

Sunday 18th July Welsh Masters fielded a team in the England Masters Inter Area Match at Nuneaton; four Swansea Harriers were selected for Wales recording the following performances: M50 Paul Flynn was 6th in the 3000m 10:20.9; M60 Roderick Davies helped the team to 4 x 100m GOLD, was 4th in the Long Jump 4.00m Our National Athletics League senior mens team manager M70 David Jones ran 3rd leg in the 4 x 100m helping the team to 4th in 84.3, was 6th in the Shot 6.32m and M60 Chris Pruski won BRONZE in the Shot 8.12m. Very many congratulations to them all!

Tuesday 20th July was the Welsh Athletics throws open at Aberdare where U17W Lucy Harris 31.54m in the Discus; U20W Cassey Grimwade 42.60m in the Hammer and U17W Ruby Jones 39.92m in the Hammer too, well done to all three!

Wednesday 21st July was the Welsh Athletics throws and endurance open meeting at Newport and on Saturday 24th July the Welsh Athletics U11 & U13 Run Jump Throw at Cardiff, once ratified we’ll catch up on the results next round up.

Saturday 24th July SM Jonathan Hopkins ran a lifetime best of 3.50.13 over 1500m at the Loughborough BMC!