Thanks to the change of fixtures by Welsh Athletics, there were two competitions on Saturday.....Welsh U17 Champs ( certain events ) and Dyfed Schools Champs. Thus, some of our athletes were deprived of the chance to compete in both, which is a shame.

Six athletes headed off to Cardiff for the Welsh U17 Champs and it proved to be a very successful day for most. Lydia Thomas outclassed the rest of the field to win Goldin the U17W 300m Hurdles ; Thomas Wyburn came away with Bronze. Not a bad achievement considering he'd just travelled up from Carmarthen, having won Gold in the Dyfed Schools Champs ! Heather Lewis race walked to Silver in the Sen Women 3K Walk ; Aaron John set a new pb to win Bronze in the U17m 400m ; Matthew Williams was racing in the Sen. Men 800m...a big step up and he gained a very creditable 5th position ; Patrick Smith was up against it in the Sen Men 100m and achieved 11.92s.

Special mention for James Tomlinson who continues his fantastic discus journey. Quote from Kevin, James's dad....." No medal for James this time. Although the announcer kept saying that James was in 'second place' to Brett Morse and the results sheet backed that up at first, in fact WA had invited James to compete as a guest thrower on his own in the U18 age group throwing his usual 1.5kg discus to gain experience and another Euro Qualifier. He was throwing alongside the big boys but not against them. His aim was to achieve another Euro Youth Champs qualifying distance (55m) which he did with a throw of 56.07m. For the same reason UKA has invited him to throw at the U23 & U20 Champs and World Trials in Bedford this weekend again as a guest and the only thrower at U18 in order to gain more experience and another Euro qualifier distance "

Back dowm the M4 in Carmarthen, many of our athletes were competing in the Dyfed School Championships. There were some excellent performances with many becoming Dyfed Champion, many achieving 2nd/3rd places / pb's and several records broken. Those that won their events, hopefully, should be chosen to represent Dyfed Schools at the Welsh Schools Championships in Cardiff on Sat 2nd July.

So, all in all not a bad day for all athletes invoved ! ...and Pembrokeshire Harriers. 

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Here are the Pembs Harriers Dyfed Champions....27 of them !!  Six new Championship Records

Year 9 Girls...Alice Evans : 1500m ; Nieve Jenkins : Long Jump and Javelin ; Sydnee Turner : Shot

Year 10/11 Girls...Lucy Davies : 1500m S/Chase / RECORD ; Tegan Foley : 200m ; Esme Greer : 80m Hurdles ; Carys Hewer : 300m ; Thea Jenkins : High Jump   Abbie Williams : 3000m / RECORD

Senior Girls...Abi Buxton : High Jump / RECORD

Year 7 Boys...Iori Humphreys : 1500m ; Harley Lewis : Javelin

Year 8 Boys...Dylan Phillips : Shot ; Harry Worth : 1K Walk / RECORD

Year 9 Boys...James Hill : Long Jump / 300m ; William Hughes : Javelin ; William Lloyd : 80m Hurdles / High Jump ; Joe Pritchard : Triple Jump ; Andrew Salmon : 1K Walk / RECORD

Year 10 Boys...Caleb Nicholas : High Jump / 400m ; Owain Nicholas : 1K Walk / RECORD ; Shaun Zygadlo : 100m Hurdles / Long Jump

Senior Boys...Thomas Wyburn : High Jump

A whole host of photos will be posted soon on the Pembs Harriers Photo Gallery.