DYFED CLINCH MEDAL SUC­CESS

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EIGH­TEEN Dyfed Schools pupils com­peted at the an­nual West Glam­or­gan & Dyfed Pri­mary Schools Inter-county match in Swansea.

Around a dozen school league matches took place through­out the win­ter across both coun­ties, and the fi­nale came down to the inter-county match. Ath­letes in ac­tion in Swansea in the boys’ and girls’ cat­e­gories qual­i­fied to at­tend af­ter high fin­ishes at their re­spec­tive county cham­pi­onships.

Up to 12 boys and 12 girls were in­vited to rep­re­sent the two West Wales coun­ties.

The course was the same for boys as it was for girls, with com­peti­tors run­ning around the edge of the two rugby pitches and the wooded area, cov­er­ing a dis­tance of 1,500 me­tres.

They re­turned the same way be­fore ar­riv­ing at the fin­ish­ing line near the Swansea Univer­sity in­door ath­let­ics track, where sup­port­ers were wait­ing to wel­come them home.

In­di­vid­ual medals were shared be­tween West Glam­or­gan and Dyfed with three apiece as Hale, Nor­man, Joyce, Har­ries, Gil­lett and John­son fin­ished in the top three of their re­spec­tive races.

Dyfed picked up both team awards with noth­ing to sep­a­rate the boys’ to­tals, re­sult­ing in the po­si­tions be­ing de­cided on the sixth scorer.

Girls: 2 Jes­sica Nor­man (Llanst­ef­fan), 3 Anna Joyce (Pen­ll­wyn), 6 El­lie-May John (Gwen­l­lian), 8 Martha Mor­gan (Teilo Sant), 9 Martha Brandy-Phillips (Gym­raeg Aber­aeron), 11 Phyl­lis Davies (Tav­ern­spite), 12 Lleucu Mathias (T Llew Jones), 13 Carys Ken­ni­ford (Lam­phey).

Boys: 1 Wil­liam Har­ries (Hook), 6 Daniel War­ren­der (Plascrug), 7 Alex Coles (Llan­gadog), 8 James Sloyan (Model), 9 Wil­liam Coles (Llan­gadog), 10 Josh Bar­rett (Pren­der­gast), 11 Gwilym Jac Jones (Nant­garedig), 12 Daniel Isaac (Pren­der­gast), 21 Tris­tan War­ren­der (Plascrug), 23 Liam Up­ton-Boor­man (John­stown).

Next up is the track and field edi­tion, and the West Glam­or­gan Pri­mary Schools v Dyfed Pri­mary Schools com­pe­ti­tion will be held later this sum­mer in Swansea where there will be se­lec­tion for the 60m hur­dles, 100m sprint, 800m, 4x100m re­lay, long jump, high jump and shot.

Both coun­ties will have up to four boys and four girls in each of the events on that oc­ca­sion.

Dyfed Schools Boys’ team were joint winners. Year 5 girls with their win­ning team medals.

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