Bumper week­end in store as Dyfed event hits town

Llanelli Star - - ATHLETICS AND BOXING -

THERE is a full week­end of track and field over the week­end of June 7-8 when the big Dyfed Se­condary Schools Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships comes to the ath­let­ics track in John­stown.

On Friday evening, six dis­ci­plines kick off the bumper week­end with the 3/400m hur­dles, 1k walk and 3000m on the track, while on the field there is the pole vault and the ham­mer.

All the re­main­ing events will be held on Satur­day over a seven-hour pro­gramme, which gets un­der way at 10am.

A num­ber of track and field records were bro­ken in 2016 and 2018, with some hav­ing stood for some time. A num­ber of tal­ented ath­letes will be look­ing to add their names to the list of records this year.

Age groups are Year 7 boys and girls, Ju­nior boys and girls (8/9), Mid­dle boys and girls (10/11) and Se­nior boys and girls (12/13). Car park­ing for ath­letes, of­fi­cials and spec­ta­tors is at Car­marthen Leisure Cen­tre and Queen El­iz­a­beth School.

Dyfed has a fine tra­di­tion in track and field and th­ese cham­pi­onships should main­tain that. Com­peti­tors have been in­vited to par­tic­i­pate after finishing in the lead­ing po­si­tions at the schools area events in Bri­anne, Ceredi­gion, Pem­brokeshire and Llanelli.

After the event, a Dyfed team will be se­lected for the Welsh Schools Na­tional Track and Field Cham­pi­onships which take place in Leck­with in Cardiff on July 6.

Dyfed Schools also host the dis­trict’s NASUWT Cup fi­nal at Sir Thomas Pic­ton School in Haver­ford­west on Wed­nes­day, June 19, where the top two teams in each of the four qual­i­fiers go for­ward to the fi­nale.

Spots at the Welsh Schools Na­tional Plate and Cup fi­nals in Bre­con to­wards the end of the sum­mer are up for grabs.

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