Huge success at the East Wales Indoor Championships

Newport Harriers youngsters enjoyed a fantastic day in The National Indoor Arena in Cardiff on Sunday winning 16 medals ( 10 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze) as well as having a number of athletes producing personal bests on the day.

In the under 15 girls high jump Newport Athletes took all 3 podium places Emily Fry winning the event with a new personal best of 1m 45cm and Libby Davidson also with a new personal best 1m 30cm and Antonia Dawes 1m 30cm both picking up silver medals as they had identical records throughout the competition. Later in the day there was an enthralling under 17 women’s high jump with Amy Jenkins improved her personal best to 1m 60cm taking joint first place with Sophie Pope of Cwmbran Harriers. Morgan Keen-Williams also set a new personal best of 1m 35cm in taking the bronze medal in the under 15 boys event.

The shot put is proving a good event for the club. Dylan Bevan winning the under 17 men’s event and Ewan Dark improving his personal best by almost half a metre to 7 m 26cm to win the under 13 boys event.

Meanwhile on the track Erika Jarrett took the top spot in the under 15 girls 200 metres with a lifetime best of 27.65 seconds with Ellie May Wainwright 3rd also with a new personal best of 28.67 seconds. Kelechi Maduako shaved 3 hundredths of a second from his best 200 metre time winning gold in 27.02 seconds in the under 13 boys race, whilst Olivia Gillespie won her first ever 200 metre race with a time of 29.10 seconds and Adnan Shafique took gold in the under 17 men’s race with a new personal best of 24.23 seconds.

Antonia Dawes added a gold medal to her haul in the under 15 girls 300 metres.

Gold and Bronze medals came the club’s way in the under 15 girls long jump through Ellie-May Wainwright and Libby Davidson.

There were a number of unsung heroes working behind the scenes on the weekend to help deliver the East Wales, South Wales and South West indoor championships. There were also a number of volunteer working to ensure a successful Gwent League in Pembrey. A big thank you to all of them.

Full results can be viewd here

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