Week­end full of top action

Llanelli Star - - SPORT -

THERE are two days full of track and field this week­end when the Dyfed Sec­ondary Schools Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships comes to Car­marthen Ath­let­ics Track.

On Fri­day evening, six dis­ci­plines kick off the bumper week­end with the 300 and 400m hur­dles, 1k walk and 3,000m on the track, while in the field there is the pole vault and ham­mer.

The re­main­ing events will be held on Satur­day in a sev­en­hour pro­gramme be­gin­ning at 10am.

A num­ber of track and field records were bro­ken in 2016 and 2018 and a num­ber of tal­ented ath­letes will be look­ing to add their name to the list of records this sea­son.

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 is at Car­marthen Leisure Cen­tre and Queen Eliz­a­beth School and toi­let fa­cil­i­ties, first aid and re­fresh­ments are avail­able.

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 school 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 takes place at the Cardiff In­ter­na­tional Sports Sta­dium in Leck­with on Satur­day, July 6.

Dyfed Schools also host the dis­trict’s NASUWT Cup fi­nal at Haver­ford­west High School on Wed­nes­day, June 19, where the top two teams in each of the four qual­i­fiers go for­ward to the fi­nal to­talling 32 teams.

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

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