Davies delight with triple medal haul

Published date: 06 July 2017 |
Published by: Gavin Grosvenor
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MEGAN Davies claimed three medals at last weekend’s Welsh Schools Athletics Championship in Cardiff.

The Welshpool High School student from Berriew proved one of the stars of the Powys Schools team while underlining her emergence as a future star of the track and field.

Davies set a new personal best to win to be crowned Welsh senior girls 200m champion, crossing the line in 26.67 to see off the challenge of Tegan Foley of Dyfed in 26.91.

Davies took third in the senior girls 100m with a time of 13.10 enough for a bronze medal while Powys Schools team-mate Sophie Matthews of Gwernyfed claimed gold in 12.82.

Davies also shone in the field with the multi talented athlete completing a remarkable weekend with a silver medal in the senior girls high jump with a height of 1.55m.

Powys Schools claimed several other medals with Llandrindod Wells’ Leonara Ritson-Walton the new junior girls 1,000m walk champion after a time of 5.50.97 earned her a gold medal.

Builth Wells High School also produced two medalists to add to Powys’ medal haul.

Cerys Oxford claimed third place and a bronze medal in the middle girls discus with her effort of 27.68 enough to ensure a place on the podium behind runaway winner and defending champion Danielle Jones of Dyfed.

Meanwhile Kyle Davies claimed a silver medal in the middle boys hammer with an effort of 41.40.

Davies and Oxford both paid tribute to Brecon Athletics Club and Builth Wells High School for their work in developing their athletics careers.

Davies said: “It’s my biggest achievement so far and I hope to build on the silver medal and hopefully compete at future championships.

“I’d like to thank Brecon AC and Builth Wells High School for their support.”

Oxford echoed her fellow medallist’s sentiments, saying: “It’s my biggest achievement to date and I am really happy to have come home with a medal.

“I would like to emulate the success of Adele Nicoll, another Powys athlete who has enjoyed so much success in throwing events.”

Meanwhile the region’s top senior athletes were in action at the British Outdoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham.

Llanidloes teenager Lauren Williams recorded a personal best of 59.88 in the women’s 400m hurdles but narrowly failed to progress from the heats against a field of experienced athletes.

Meanwhile Adele Nicoll of Welshpool missed out on a medal in the women’s shot put with a throw of 15.52 only enough for fifth place.

Llandrindod Wells twin sisters Ffion and Rhianwedd Price were both in action in the women’s 1,500m.

Ffion went out in the heats with a time of 4:22:70 only enough for eighth place but Rhianwedd’s time of 4:16:40 earned her sixth place in her heats and a place in the final.

However Rhianwedd endured a forgettable final, crossing the line in 12th place with a time of 4:28:48.

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