Schools / Ysgolion: Cross Country & Indoor Sportshall Coverage Print
Written by Nathan Jones   
Thursday, 19 January 2017 14:49

Both the Brianne Schools Cross Country League (Round 3) and the Carmarthenshire Schools Y9/10 Indoor Sportshall Athletics has both taken place during the first few weeks of the new term.



Brianne Schools Cross Country League - Meeting 3 @ Llandovery

The third meeting of the 2016/17 Brianne Schools Cross Country League continued on Thursday 12th January when the latest round went to Llandovery College for the first time and there were a total of 192 finishers on a wet and windy day. The schools featured this year are the reiging champions Dyffryn Aman, Maes Y Gwendraeth, Bro Myrddin, Bro Dinefwr, Dyffryn Taf, QE High and Llandovery College.

In the first age group in the Year 7's - Emma Brazier (Llandovery College) and Frank Morgan (Bro Myrddin) both won comfortably for the third time well ahead of the rest of the field. Sara Price (Bro Dinefwr) and Magda Singh (Dyffryn Taf) were the next in for the girls while in the boys, Ioan Cressey-Rodgers (Llandovery College) was second and Scott Price (Bro Dinefwr) in third with Sam Potter (Maes Y Gwendraeth) fourth.

The Year 8's ran two laps of the cross country playing fields. The boys' race was dominated with the familiar winner of Liam Edwards (Bro Myrddin) where he stretched his lead in the individual competition and his school mate Dafydd Jones continued his great form in runner up spot. Dyffryn Aman duo Jac Chapman and Cian Williams filled the next two spots. Daisy Thompson (Bro Myrddin) and Phoebe Davis (Bro Dinefwr) could not be separated again in the Year 8 girls race as they stormed away to finish at the top end of the field. Those to follow over the finish line were Kasia Cook (Llandovery College) Gwennan Wright (Dyffryn Taf) and Ellie Loweth (QE High) in a ding-dong battle.

For the Year 9 & 10s, it was a combined race with success for two Llandovery sisters - Deryn Cressey-Rodgers and Molly Cressey-Rodgers who came 1st and 3rd respectively. Carmarthen Harriers' Maddie Morgan (Bro Myrddin) came in second and club friends Eva Edwards (Bro Myrddin) and Siwan Jones-Evans (Bro Dinefwr) was fourth and fifth.

The final age group of the six race programme were the Year 9 & 10 boys who had to contend with the hardest underfoot conditions. Tomos Rees (Dyffryn Aman) is the favourite to be the winner of the category as he succeeded again carrying on from the first two matches. Returning from injury, Archi Morgan (Bro Myrddin) ran well to finish just behind his Harriers teammate. Dyffryn Aman & Llandovery College were the next to cross the end line thanks to Cameron Davies, Callaghan Smith & Macsen Llywelyn.

The Brianne League will conclude with the fourth match likely to be held during March in Ammanford, where presentations of individual and team awards will be made.

Y8G: 1. Daisy Thompson (BM) 2. Phoebe Davis (BD) 3. Gwennan Wright (DT)
Y8B: 1. Liam Edwards (BM) 2. Dafydd Jones (BM) 3. Jac Chapman (DA) 4. Cian Williams (DA)
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Carmarthenshire Schools Year 9 & 10 Indoor Sportshall Athletics - 2017 @ Carmarthen

Following on from the well-attended and popular Year 7/8 and primary schools indoor athletics, Over 150 pupils from eight secondary schools across Carmarthenshire battled it out on Thursday (19th) at the Carmarthenshire Schools Sportshall Indoor Athletics for years 9 and 10 which took place at the familiar venue of Carmarthen Leisure Centre. The competition was a multi-event championship where athletes had to compete in one track and two field events. 2 laps, 4 laps, standing long jump, standing triple jump, shot put, speed bounce and vertical jump were the disciplines completed.

Schools from Dyffryn Aman, QE High, Bro Myrddin, Strade, Llandovery College, St Michaels, St John Lloyd, Bryngwyn and Coedcae were all represented.

Competitors will be considered for selection now for the Dyfed schools team to compete in the Welsh Inter District Sportshall Athletics championships at Cwmbran on Sunday 5th March. The year 9 and 10 athletes selected will be joined by year 7 and 8 pupils who had their championship held towards the end of last year. The finals in East Wales will feature teams from Afan Nedd Tawe, Cardiff & Vale, Dyfed, Glamorgan Valleys, South East Wales, Powys, North East Wales and Eryri.

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The organisers again thank those teachers, students and volunteers who helped out on the day and ensured that the competition ran smoothly and to time - including Organiser Hedydd Davies, Welsh Athletics Officials: David James, Andrew Jenkins, Rebecca Gatt, Brian Alvey & Roy Adams + teachers who officiated on the field events/marksman/track judging.


Full Results - Carmarthenshire Schools Years 9 and 10 Indoor Sportshall Athletics Competition: 19th January

UPDATED: Full Results / Canlyniadau Llawn (including correct Boys LJ)