23 September, Exeter
Three Newport athletes attended this annual competition.
Caris Morgan and Shireen Balouch took gold and silver respectively in the U20 event in what was for each their debut (1-day) heptathlon. Caris’ aim was to set a benchmark and her score places her 6th on senior Welsh rankings. Caris recorded a Season Best in high jump. Shireen did a KJT in high jump by scoring nil points. This was event 2 but Shireen responded with a string of individual PBs in shot, long jump, javelin and (wind-assisted) 200m.
In the U13 Boys pentathlon Harry Bradley was up against stiff opposition in the form of Southampton’s Travis Scottow (no. 1 in UK for shot, discus & high jump). Harry’s best event of the day was high jump where he soared practically head height for a 1.30m PB.