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


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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