Fifth place for Carmarthen Harriers at 2018 Welsh Junior League Cup champions are decided in final event! Print
Written by Nathan Jones   
Sunday, 19 August 2018 20:28


Over the last few days, Welsh Athletics' top athletes went to the Manchester International while back in South Wales, it was all about Welsh Athletics Junior League Cup & Plate Finals weekend for Wales' junior clubs at Swansea University...find the results and images here as we report on this week's action...

Dros y dyddiau dwethaf, aeth prif athletwyr Athletau Cymru i Fanceinion tra nol yn Ne Cymru, cynhaliwyd penwythnos Cwpan a Phlat Cynghrair Iau Athletau Cymru i glybiau iau Cymru ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe...canlyniadau a lluniau wrth i ni adrodd newyddion yr wythnos...


On Wednesday 15th August, Wales' top athletes competed at the Manchester International at the Regional Arena venue for the final International match of the summer season. One to make the journey up to the North West was under 20's Alicia Samuel who was in fine form following the Celtic Games International at the beginning of the month.

In the Women's guest 100m and streamed online by Vinco Sport, Samuel ran an excellent new personal best of 11.88 (wind +3.0) in one of the final races of the year as far as the outdoor track competition is concerned. Five took to the start of the first of two guest heats and she crossed in third place but in a very close finish with the other two English sprinters. Her sub 12 second time was confirmed shortly after on the big screen.

Later on in the evening, she was part of the Wales' 4 x 100m sprint relay squad. Wales were up against teams from England, GB Juniors, BAL/UKWL, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Iceland as well as a few other guests. England dominated again this year taking advantage of home turf with Team Wales finishing in fifth.



The end of the Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 track and field season came to an end in its usual way with the annual Welsh Junior League Plate & Cup Finals, held at the Swansea University Athletics Track over the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of August.

Sixteen teams and around 600 competitors in total from across West and East Wales visited Swansea during the two-day weekend competition split up into two sets of finals. With the same events and age groups to the Welsh Junior League, the only difference this time round was the clubs were restricted to just two athletes per event.

On the opening day which saw constant drizzle throughout, the Plate Final was contested between Hereford & County AC, Blaenau Gwent AC, Cwmbran Harriers, Brecon AC, Neath Harriers, Llanelli AC, Pontyclun AAC & Barry & Vale Harriers and Rhondda AC.

Eight clubs from Cardiff Archers, Cardiff AAC, Swansea Harriers, Newport Harriers, Carmarthen Harriers, Rhymney Valley AC, Pembrokeshire Harriers and Bridgend AC turned out in their numbers for the second part of the weekend in the Cup with big fields in most of the events making it an exciting battle.


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It turned out to be a good couple of days of juniors athletics and a big thanks goes to all the officials, staff and volunteers for their assistance in front of and behind the scenes. In the overall result, The plate final was won by Neath Harriers who scored 739 points and taking the title after taking control just after the half way mark and never looked back. Meanwhile 24 hours later, several of Wales' big clubs battled to become Welsh Champions.

It was Cardiff Archers who were defending the title from 2017 and after being close from start to finish, the winners were decided in the very last javelin field event result. Swansea Harriers were announced as 2018 champions victorious by only four points 1080 - 1076 from the Archers club. What a finish to the day!


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Carmarthen Harriers with more than 80 having competed throughout the summer, were involved in the Cup final once again this year on Sunday after taking a top three finish in the league matches at Carmarthen, Neath, Brecon and Swansea.

A much better number of around 45 members contested the final this August compared to last year in Newport, with more athletes having been available despite the half way point of the summer holidays. Thanks to the athletes, parents and officials who turned up one last time in Swansea to support the end of season final and finish on a high.


Under 11 Boys & Girls / Bechgyn a Merched O Dan 11:

TOM WILLIAMS - 75m (10.97); 150m (22.31)

JAMES SLOYAN - 75m (12.07); Long Jump (3.39); Shot (5.83)

MACSEN TOOGOOD - 800m (2.32.64)

LIAM UPTON-BOORMAN - 800m (2.39.44); Javelin (19.37); Shot (3.89)

CAI ALLEN - 150m (23.73); Long Jump (3.66); Javelin (13.04)


CASI GREGSON - 75m (11.28); 150m (22.16)

BEATRICE MORGAN - 75m (11.68); 150m (23.43); Long Jump (3.61)

ELLIE-MAY JOHN - 800m (2.56.27); Shot (4.73)

SOFFIA-MAI DAVIES - 800m (3.06.09); Long Jump (2.79)


NIA SEREN THOMAS - Javelin (7.04)



Under 13 Boys & Girls / Bechgyn a Merched O Dan 13:

OSIAN ROBERTS - 75m Hurdles (13.17); High Jump (1.52)

ROGAN COX - 75m Hurdles (15.43); 800m (2.32.58); Javelin (13.60)

STEFFAN DAVIES - 1500m (5.19.90); Discus (10.28)

ELLIS CADDICK - 1500m (5.27.95); 200m (30.44); High Jump (1.15)

OWAIN-HARI DAVIES - 100m (15.02); 200m (30.89); Long Jump (3.94)

TYGAN DAVIES - 100m (15.42); Shot (5.34)

JACK THOMAS - 800m (2.31.32); Long Jump (3.42); Javelin (18.41)

KACPER KRAWCEWICZ - 1000m Walk (8.02.34); Shot (9.23)

SAMRAT GHOSH - Discus (14.37)


CHLOE HALE - 1500m (5.22.47)


MEGAN ROBERTS - 100m (14.10); Long Jump (3.53)

SOPHIA REID-THOMAS - 100m (14.08); 200m (28.58)

AMY GREATRICK - 800m (2.46.37)

BESSY HILL - 800m (2.56.81); High Jump (1.25)

JESSICA LEE - 200m (28.75); Long Jump (4.32); Shot (6.16)

MILLY JOHN - 1000m Walk (7.29.87)

MATI MORGAN - 1000m Walk (7.29.88); Javelin (10.29)

CORDELIA WALKER - Javelin (33.19 League Record); Discus (25.13)

ELEN WILLIAMS - Shot (7.16); Discus (15.79)


Under 15 Boys & Girls / Bechgyn a Merched O Dan 15:

FRANK MORGAN - 1500m (4.25.78); 300m (45.05)

JAC WALTERS - 100m (12.77); Long Jump (4.43); High Jump (1.72)

DAFYDD JONES - 800m (2.07.63); 300m (40.57); Javelin (29.24)

LIAM EDWARDS - 800m (2.06.68); 200m (27.11); Long Jump (4.44)

IEUAN PHILLIPS - 200m (30.39); Hammer (19.75); Discus (22.17)

JOSHUA MORSE - Discus (25.88); Shot (9.48)


ZARA EVANS - 100m (13.93); 200m (29.30); Long Jump (4.67)

THAIA DAVIES - 100m (13.97)

HAFWEN ADDIS - 300m (48.82); 1000m Walk (8.02.34); Shot (5.39)

BETHANY DAVIES - 200m (30.31); Long Jump (4.28)

NIA WILLIAMS - Shot (9.99); Discus (16.48)

ROSIE MACGRATH - High Jump (1.35)


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Elsewhere on Sunday it was also the TROTS St Clears 10Km which began in the town centre and finished at the Leisure Centre. Finishing times from those running as follows:

Vince Bailey (42:52); Paul John (45:01); Alison Terry (58:56); Magda Jones (67:00); Andrea Brabrook (67:08); Miranda Bowen (76:04)