West Wales club athletes having a busy time of it
CLUB junior and senior runners, throwers and jumpers have been competing at Cardiff, Neath and Swansea in recent weeks.
The Welsh Athletics Under-20 International at Cardiff featured a match between Wales, Welsh Schools, the three English regions, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Guernsey.
Selected by the selectors to represent Wales at the 2019 U20 International from the Dyfed Schools district were Lili Church (Aberaeron, high jump), Joshua Thomas (QE High, javelin), Chloe Butterworth (Emlyn, shot), Eli Oneywu (Dyffryn Aman, 100m & 4x100m), Niamh Roberts (Coedcae, 400mH), Ben Thomas (Strade, 1500m) and Iwan Glynn (Bro Myrddin, 4x400m).
Ellie Loweth (Carmarthen Harriers) and Callum Campion (Llanelli AC) accepted guest places in the 100m and 800m respectively.
After matches at Haverfordwest, Carmarthen and Swansea already this campaign, the fourth and final Louise Arthur League took place at the Cwrt Herbert athletics track in Neath on the final Saturday of July with representatives from Pembrokeshire Harriers, Carmarthen Harriers, Neath Harriers, Llanelli AC, Bridgend AC, Pontyclun AC, Barry & Vale Harriers and Brecon AC taking part.
The Carmarthen Harriers under-11, under-13 and under-15 squad along with Pembrokeshire Harriers confirmed their place in the Welsh junior league cup final later this month at Swansea University on Sunday, August 25.
With a sixth-place finish overall, Pemberton-based Llanelli AC secured their place in the plate final, which will be staged on the same weekend at the same venue.
Competing in Neath from Carmarthen were Beatrice Morgan, Soffia-Mai Davies, Gwenan Jones, Martha Morgan, Jessica Norman, Grace Toogood, Miriam Davies, Chloe Thomas, Amelia Williams, Casi Gregson, Ellie-May John, Frances Mackie, Carys Wood, Luned Dafis, Megan Pridmore, Sophia Reid-Thomas, Jessica Lee, Amy Greatrick, Chloe Hale, William Coles, Jimmy Davis, Thom Griffiths, Jac Jones, Sion Jones, Cian Maddocks, Elliot Morgan, Cai Staples, Ellis Thomas, Joseph Thomas, Liam Upton-Boorman, James Sloyan, Tom Williams, Alex Coles, Tygan Davies, Iwan Thomas, Macsen Toogood, Jake Lynock, Zach Elvy, Harry Fuller, Ethan Gould, Frank Morgan, Oliver Moruzzi, Osian Roberts, Jack Thomas, Sion O’Keefe and Ronny Rees.
Meanwhile, Darcey Coslett, Baylee Jones, Mari Wilson, Lily Jones, Imogen McCadie, Emily Tucker, Amelie Campion, Ffion Challis, Megan Foster, Cari Adams, Evie Beggs, Hannah Carpenter, Eli-Jay Jones, Kahlen Jones, Amy Tucker, Bethan Adams, Tariyan Wheeler, Steffan Penfold, Cerith Hiorns, Regan Jones, Rhodri Roberts, Elis Penfold, Troy Jenkins, Joseph Franklin, James Thomas, Jaydon Jenkins, Sam Foster, Iwan Wilson, Carl Jenkins, Harrison Wheeler and Ryan Roberts represented Llanelli Athletics Club.
Elsewhere, the West Wales under-17 and 20 composite team retained their position in the UK premier division in 2020 with victory at the promotion final at Swansea.
Local athletes in action were Dafydd Lewis, Callum Campion, Trystan Leech, Dafydd Jones, Liam Edwards, Lewis Jones, Emily Shawyer, Grace Page, Eva Edwards, Ellie Kiff, Ellie Loweth, Tanwen Moon, Maddie Morgan, Lili Church, Niamh Roberts and Nia Williams.