Harriers keep the cup
12:30pm Friday 14th September 2012 in Sport
The Pembrokeshire Harriers have rounded off a superb season by retaining the Gerald Codd Trophy at their home track at Sir Thomas Picton School.
A strong team of 74 athletes, the largest ever assembled by the Harriers for the meeting, triumphed against teams from Carmarthen, Swansea, Neath, Bridgend and Barry.
A large supporting crowd watch the home side pip Swansea Harriers to the title after a tense final few relays.
Carmarthen Harriers finished third.
A number of club records wee broken on the day by Sarah Omoregie (under 13 girls high jump and 100 metres), William Hughes (under 11 boys javelin), Daniel Omoregie, Ollie Butterworth, Jorge Collins, Callum Morris (under 15 boys relay team), Lydia Thomas, Esme Greer, Jemima Richards and Sarah Omoregie (under 13 girls relay team) and Ollie Butterworth (under 15 boys 300 metres record).
The young Harriers side also performed admirably at the Junior Welsh Cup final in Brecon.
The team finished in second place with 1,029 points, 54 off overall winners Swansea.
Carmarthen Harriers were third with 1,007 points.
A spokesman for the club said it was a “massive”
result for the Harriers, and thanked those who took part.
Club coach Sue Alvey has recently been in London officiating at the Paralympics.
This follows on from her role in the Olympics, where Sue officiated during the long jump events in the athletics stadium.