Cardiff, 28 January 2017.

Senior Women:
1. Sian Swanson (Swansea) 11.31m
2. Rhian Williams (Deeside) 10.62m
3. Emily Thomas (Cardiff Archers) (U17)10.50m
4. Caitlin Harrold (North Somerset) (U20) 9.91m
5. Sophie Matthews (Brecon) (U20) 9.90m
6. Katie Phillips (Swansea) 9.67m
7. Verity Ockenden (Swansea) 9.17m (PB)

Sian Swanson completed a hat-trick of Welsh Senior Indoor titles over the past 3 years with a dominant victory in Cardiff. Rhian Williams took silver by just 12cm ahead of U17 athlete Emily Thomas, recording 10.62m and 10.50m respectively.

Senior Men:
1. Osaze Aghedo (Swansea) (U20) 15.13m (PB)
2. Thomas Walley (Wrexham) (U20) 14.72m (PB)
3. Navid Childs (Thames Valley) (M35) 14.58m
4. Gage Francis (Cardiff) 14.20m (PB)
5. James King (Cardiff) 13.73m (PB)

There were PBs aplenty in the Senior Men’s competition as 4 of the 5 athletes taking part set new lifetime bests, with the other setting a new Masters best. Winner Osaze Aghedo smashed his previous best, 14.57m set indoors last winter, with 15.13m and will look to challenge Jude Bright-Davies as the best British Junior during 2017. Silver medallist Thomas Walley came into the season with a PB of 13.90m, but after improving this to 14.44m taking the North Wales title earlier in the month, he went even further at the Welsh Championships with 14.72m. In 3rd place M35 athlete Navid Childs, silver medallist in last summer’s World Masters Championships, recorded a new Masters PB of 14.58m, pipping Gage Francis for a medal despite the latter improving his PB by 20cm with 14.20m. James King added 23cm to his PB in 5th.

Written by iTripleJump

A Triple Jumper for over 35 years - from an over-hopping junior to a county-level senior - I still enjoy jumping in national and international Masters competitions in the event that has gripped me since my first hop, step and jump onto a springless PE mat. Waiting for that perfect jump. That one perfect jump ...

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