North Somerset AC secure Youth Development League title in style in South Wales

PUBLISHED: 13:30 30 July 2019

North Somerset AC youngsters celebrate

North Somerset AC youngsters celebrate

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North Somerset AC clinched the Youth Development League lower age group title in style in South Wales.

Club youngsters combined to great effect at under-13 and under-15 level in Neath to record a string of victories and set up a promotion play-off with other top clubs from the South West and South Wales.

Joseph P won the under-15 boys' B 100m in 26.0 seconds and the B 300m in 40.98, while Chris R took the A string in 39.76.

Stan H won the B 800m in 2.31.42, while Ollie C (4.35.34) and Louie B (4.48.62) landed a 1,500m double and Oliver A won the B high jump with a 1.45m clearance.

The 4x300m relay team also tasted success in 3.00.64.

For the under-15 girls' squad, there were track wins for Olivia Y (B 100m 13.65), Millie R (B 200m, 27.62) and Keira D (800m, 2.25.18), while Nyree P took the pole vault with 3.0m and Maisie J (10.51) and Bonita W (8.04) claimed a shot double.

Their 4x300m relay team were also victorious in 3.22.43.

The under-13 boys claimed 11 individual wins and the 4x100m relay in 58.53.

Ollie H won the 100m in 14.50, as Tom B took the B 200m in 29.91 and Conor H (15.96) and Azi Harston (16.69) claimed a 75m hurdles double.

Conor H also took the long jump with 4.63m, as Tom B won the b string with 3.82 and Tom C cleared 1.35 for high jump glory.

Jacob Forsbrook won the B high jump with 1.30, while Tom C (7.31) and Ben GR (6.21) doubled pu in the shot and Conor H completed a hat-trick of wins in the javelin with 24.99.

The under-13 girls had their share of success too, with Rosa F winning the B 75m in 11.11, as Lyla B took the 800m in 2.44.79.

Harriet B won the B 1,200m in 4.31.21, while Rudy B doubled up to win the 70m hurdles in 13.77 and the high jump with 1.40m.

Lyla B claimed her second win of the day in the B shot with 5.76 before the relay team won in a time of 58.31.

Chris Millard said: "The result was never in doubt! A massive thank you to athletes, team managers, officials and parents for their organising, enthusiasm and support."

Having already competed away in Aberdare, Hereford and Neath - due to a lack of facility in the area - the squad will head to Swindon hoping to ensure their step up to the next level for next season.

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