DYFED CLINCH MEDAL SUCCESS
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.