WREXHAM Athletic Club stars shone at the Welsh Schools Track & Field Championships in Brecon.
St Joseph’s Catholic High School student Hannah Thomas led the way with gold-medal winning performances in the middle girls 100m (12.3secs) and 200m (26.1), which earned her a special award.
There were also first-placed finishes for Ysgol Dinas Bran’s Cynan Evans in the senior boys 400m (50.9) and Maelor Penley’s Gail Lippitt in the senior girls 400m (60.9), Megan Rogers in the middle girls 300m hurdles (44.21) and Tom Cusworth in the middle boys long jump (6.00m).
Cusworth and Rogers, who was awarded the Colin Jackson Trophy for her hurdles victory, were also second in the triple jump (23.2) and 80m hurdles (12.1secs) respectively, as was Yale College’s Robyn Purchase in the senior girls javelin (38.30m) and Penley’s Gawain Rogers in the senior boys high jump (1.80). Another Penley pupil, Chloe Jones, came third in the junior girls long jump (4.66).
Wrexham’s Amanda Wale and Ian Broadhurst medalled at the British Masters Championships in Birmingham.
Wale was second in the W35 long jump (4.68) and third in the 200m (28.68secs) as well as fourth in the javelin (25.54m) while Broadhurst was second in the M50 400m hurdles (62.80secs) as well as fourth in the 200m (26.08) and 400m (57.47).
Anna Frost was the first female and fourth overall in 39.49mins at the Hotfoot Up Famau Fell Race. Charles Ashley was the M50 winner in 15th (43.58) and Peter Norman the M70 winner in 44th (54.45). Phil Walker was 42nd (53.47), Bob Frost 45th (55.16) and Mike Edwards 49th (57.27).
Wrexham also had success at the second race in the Deestriders Off Road Grand Prix series in Shotton, with Helen Davies the first lady and FV40 past the post in 31st (32.20), Lisa Morley the fourth lady and fastest FV35 in 45th (34.05) and Norman the fastest M70 in 85th (45.53). Tony Parry was 33rd (32.27), Ian Carson 49th (34.34) and Arthur Egan 52nd (34.53).
Norman was the driving force behind Wrexham’s Moel y Gamelin Fell Race, taking time out from his usual punishing daily exercise schedule to put out markers before the start of the race on Horseshoe Pass, which was won by Wrexham Triathlon Club’s Matt Gilbert.
Neil Edwards was in fine form for Wrexham at the Welsh Senior League match in Brecon.
He won the men’s pole vault A (3.10m), came second in the javelin A (45.63) and third in the discus A (30.87) and 110m hurdles A (18.9secs), while David James was seventh in the men’s long jump A (3.82m) and 200m A (27.6secs) and eighth in the 100m A (13.4).