Last Saturday (1st July), the best of the Welsh Schools athletes headed to Cardiff for the annual Welsh Schools Championships. Twenty Pembrokeshire Harriers athletes were representing their schools as part of the Dyfed Schools Team. There were three Harriers who had the honour of captaining their respective age groups...Lucy Omnet - Senior Girls ; Matthew Williams - Senior Boys ; Amy Rothero - Middle Girls. This, a reward for all their hard work and dedication put in over the years.

It was a hot and sunny day with a swirling breeze which made things awkward at times for both track and field athletes. However, the Dyfed Team overcame all obstacles, and the team eventually ran out overall winners for yet another year. A fantastic achievement. Many of the athletes had outstanding performances. However, it was a big team effort with several athletes participating in events outside their normal experience. Those points gained were invaluable as the winning margin was only 11.5 points ahead of Swansea. Well done to all athletes from Cardiganshire / Carmarthenshire and of course, Pembrokeshire. 

The Pembrokeshire athletes contributed, not only to the points total but also to the medal haul. Harriers managed....5 GOLD  ;  9 SILVER  ;  6 BRONZE  and many gained pb's. A great effort from those from our Club. Also. as a result of their successes on the day, several Pembs Harriers will gain their Welsh vests for forthcoming International Matches.

The Boss, Hedydd Davies, was very ably supported by Team Managers, Nathan Jones, Jo Salmon and Jane Wheeler. Between them they kept the show going right to the end. Mention must also be made of Gareth Elliot who was a field official and especially, Jonathan Phillips who seemed to be helping out all over the field !

Click here for the Results

Here are the Pembrokeshire Stars who performed so well....( apologies for any missed out )

Junior Boys

Junior Girls

Sam Pritchard : 200m Final ; 4x100m Relay

Flavia Jenkins : 75m Hurdles - BRONZE (pb)

Tyree Thompson : 80m Hurdles Final ; 4x100m Relay

 

Henry White : 1K Walk - BRONZE

 

 

 

Middle Boys

Middle Girls

William Hughes : Javelin

Alice Evans : 3000m Final

Wiliam Lloyd : 400m Hurdles - SILVER (pb) ; Relay - SILVER

Nieve Jenkins : 800m Final ; 800m (pb)

Caleb Nicholas : High Jump - SILVER

Thea Jenkins : High Jump - GOLD

Owain Nicholas : 3K Walk - GOLD

Amy Rothero : 80m Hurdles ; 4x100m Relay - BRONZE

Andrew Salmon : Hammer – BRONZE (pb)

 

Ollie Wheeler : Long Jump – BRONZE (pb)

 

 

 

Senior Boys

Senior Girls

David Evans : 2k S/Chase – GOLD (pb) ; 400m Hurdles - BRONZE

Tegan Foley : 100m – SILVER ; 200m – SILVER ; 4x100m Relay - SILVER

Aaron John : 400m – SILVER ; 4x100m Relay - SILVER

Lucy Omnet : 1500m - SILVER

James Tomlinson : Discus – GOLD

 

Matthew Williams : 800m - GOLD

 

A rhyming nub......best viewed on pc/laptop

The Dyfed schoolkids all headed East,                                                                                                                                                                                         To go and compete in an athletics feast.                                                                                                                                                                                   The Dyfed schoolkids at the Welsh Schools,                                                                                                                                                                              Proved yet again that they aren’t no fools.                                                                                                                                                                              The Dyfed schoolkids all passed the test,                                                                                                                                                                        Proving,yet again, that West is best !  

 Some of the"Dyfed schoolkids"...

Team Captains below

                            Pembrokeshire Harriers above....Lucy Omnet (far left)  ; Amy Rothero (3rd left) and Matthew Williams (4th left)

   Ollie Wheeler Bronze Medal Long Jump                                       Owain Nicholas Gold Medal 3K Walk

                                                                            Wiliam lloyd 400m Hurdles Silver Medal...with recently retired Welsh 400m Hurdles legend Rhys Williams looking on