Dfed Schools’ athletes enjoyed success at the Welsh Athletics and Welsh Schools Indoor Combined Events Championships on Sunday, October 21 at the National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff, coming away with five medals.

A group of 15 from the district entered to test themselves against top athletes from across Wales, which included six from Pembrokeshire Harriers. A number of new personal bests were recorded.

James Price (Haverfordwest High School) went in the under 16 boys 60m hurdles first, clocking 10.44, and in the 200m he finished in 25.96. Either side was the two long jump and shot field disciplines, jumping 4.29m and throwing 8.35m in the best of three. In the fifth and final event, the 800m, he was fourth out of the 18 competitors in 2.17.58 to score 2115pts an finish ninth.

There was strength in depth in the under 14 girls’ age group with five making up seven of the district’s competitors. Lucy Wintle (Y Preseli) scored 2058pts which saw her take an individual silver medal in a big field of 43. Joining her from the same school was Lleucu Lloyd who was seventh, scoring 1880pts. Pembroke and Haverfordwest High School pupils Maddy James (1303pts) and Gracie Griffiths (1287pts) occupied 22nd and 24th places respectively. Their championship results were as follows:

Wintle: Long Jump (4.02m); 60m Hurdles (10.05); Shot (7.80m); 800m (2.32.89). Lloyd: Long Jump (4.04m); 60m Hurdles (10.11); Shot (7.65m); 800m (2.47.10). James: Long Jump (3.62m); 60m Hurdles (12.89); Shot (5.85m); 800m (2.39.70). Griffiths: Long Jump (3.25m); 60m Hurdles (5.49m); 800m (2.42.53).

Flavia Jenkins, out of the under 18 girls’ group, came fifth. She got off the mark with a 9.04m in the shot before stopping the 60m hurdles clock at 9.37. The long jump and high jump followed and she cleared 1.50m and jumped 4.87m in the sand. Her day finished with 2.41.43 in the 800m.

The six are regular attendees at track and field, cross country and indoor competitions across the country and train on a weekly basis at Haverfordwest.

Competing alongside them from West Wales were Chloe Simmonite (Coedcae); Jessica Lee (Dyffryn Taf); Hannah Forkuoh (Coedcae); Beca Roberts (Bro Pedr); Amy Tucker (St John Lloyd); Freddie Webber (Coedcae); Osian Roberts (Bro Pedr); Jack Thomas (Queen Elizabeth) and James Sloyan (Model).