A record number of competitors of all ages headed to Swansea University Athletics Track on Sunday to begin their 2019 track and field season at the annual Swansea Harriers Open Meeting.
Swansea Harriers Outdoor Track & Field Open Meeting @ Swansea 07/04/19
A record number of 400 club athletes of all ages got their track and field season underway at the Swansea Harriers Outdoor Track & Field Open Meeting held at the magnificent Swansea University Outdoor Athletics Track on Sunday.
Fe wnaeth record o athletwyr clybiau o bob oed ddechrau ei tymor trac a maes yng Nghyfarfod Agored Trac a Maes Harriers Abertawe a gynhaliwyd ar drac Prifysgol Abertawe Ddydd Sul.
The event opener was sponsored by Atlas AV.
It turned out to be a pleasant afternoon of early season competition near the Mumbles seafront ahead of a busy few months ahead on the track. The stunning venue, looking ahead to hosting the first UK Youth Development Midlands Premier League for under 13 and under 15's and West Wales Championships in a couple of weeks' time as well as the big British Athletics League, was welcomed by early April sunshine resulting in a good number of spectators turning out to enjoy the action.
Those involved were looking to get some early practice in ahead of the upcoming league and championship fixtures to come between now and the end of August. It was also the chance to impress the hardworking team managers who will select teams in the coming weeks.
The Annual Swansea Harriers Open Meeting, opening the 2019 campaign offered the sprint hurdles, 100m, 600m, 800m, 3000m, Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin, Shot and Pole Vault disciplines over an event programme of around five hours.
Boys and Girls in the Under 11 (Year 4 & 5), Under 13 (Year 6 & 7), Under 15 Year 8 & 9), Under 17 (Year 10 & 11), Under 20 (Year 12+) and Senior Men & Women categories were open with over 400 competitors entering by the closing date at the end of March.
In front of supportive club mates and family who lined on the sidelines, over 30 clubs were represented from across the majority of West, East and South Wales as well as further afield in England.
Good Start to the Athletics Season for Young Harriers Athletes
From a Carmarthen Harriers point of view, a total of 27 athletes made the short journey up the M4 and produced brilliant starts to their campaigns. With some making their debuts in a competition whilst others moved up an age group, each one put in a great effort with the coaches who were present very pleased with individual performances.
Personal bests were broken from last year and they will now look to keep up consistent performances moving into the West Wales Championships (May 11th) in particular and the other junior leagues.
FULL CLUB RESULTS LISTED BELOW / CANLYNIADAU LLAWN Y CLWB:
UNDER 11 / O DAN 11
WILLIAM COLES - 75 metres (11.47), 600 metres (1.52.07), Long Jump (3.34m)
TOM MORGAN - 75 metres (12.68), 600 metres (2.16.43)
BEATRICE MORGAN - 75 metres (11.04), Long Jump (3.60m)
GRACE TOOGOOD - Long Jump (2.24m)
UNDER 13 / O DAN 13
ALEX COLES - 75 metres Hurdles (17.44), 800 metres (2.46.43)
JAMES SLOYAN - 75 metres Hurdles (16.58), Shot (6.91m)
MACSEN TOOGOOD - 800 metres (2.26.57)
IWAN THOMAS - 800 metres (2.32.10)
TOM WILLIAMS - 100 metres (14.23)
CAI ALLAN - 100 metres (14.99), Long Jump (4.04m), Pole Vault (2.20m)
CARYS WOOD - 800 metres (2.44.23)
ELLIE-MAY JOHN - 800 metres (2.44.77)
CASI GREGSON - 100 metres (14.00)
ELLIE-MAY WILLIAMS - 100 metres (14.50)
MARED JONES - 100 metres (15.52), Long Jump (3.46m)
UNDER 15 / O DAN 15
FRANK MORGAN - 800 metres (2.09.08)
OSIAN ROBERTS - High Jump (1.66m)
KACPER KRAWCEWICZ - Shot (8.28m)
JESSICA LEE - 75 metres Hurdles (12.63), 100 metres (13.25), Long Jump (5.07m)
CHLOE HALE - 800 metres (2.36.46)
AMY GREATRICK - 800 metres (2.45.49)
SOPHIA REID-THOMAS - 100 metres (13.61)
ZARA EVANS - 100 metres (13.81), Long Jump (5.15m)
CORDELIA WALKER - Javelin (32.54m)
UNDER 17 / O DAN 17
MORGAN BATTEN - Javelin (43.63m)
ELLIE LOWETH - 100 metres (13.14)
SENIOR / HYN
LAURYN DAVEY - 100 metres (13.52), Javelin (28.42m)
Full Results On The Way Shortly & Dates For Your Diaries
For the Swansea Harriers Outdoor Track & Field Open Meeting RESULTS / Ar gyfer y CANLYNIADAU o Gyfarfod Agored Trac a Maes Harriers Abertawe, click the link below
A great start to the season and the organisers pass on their thanks to all the officials and volunteers who supported the day.
Events are now coming thick and fast over the next few months including junior and senior league meetings, schools competitions and Welsh championships. Details will be posted on the website closer to their dates and on the fixture page.