At the beginning of February, Lower Sixth pupil Amy H competed in the U20 Welsh Athletics Championships, competing with her new club Cardiff Archers for the first time. This was Amy’s first competition back, having had time out to focus on her hockey, as Amy is also part the U18 Welsh Hockey Squad.
Having never competed in the U20 age group before and this being her first Championship competition, this was an excellent opportunity for Amy to showcase her talent with no expectations from the event.
Amy took part in the Long Jump event, finishing the competition in second place, only 2cm away from taking the title. It is great to see Amy receiving her first Welsh Athletics Championship medal, and hopefully it will be the first of many!
Amy has decided to take the time to develop the technical aspects of her performance, in order to be able to increase the distance on her jumps. She will be looking to replicate the result of the Welsh Indoors at the outdoor championships later this season, hopefully setting a new personal best in the process.
Amy has been training at the National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff, where she has been training with her new coach from Cardiff Archers on a Thursday afternoon and a Sunday morning, with numerous designated gym sessions in-between.
Director of Sport, Mrs Miller-Symonds says of Amy’s achievements, “It is fantastic to see Amy competing at the Welsh Athletics Championship and the success she’s having with her new club. Amy’s achievement and ability to compete at this high level alongside being part of the Wales U18 Hockey Squad is a testament to her hard work and determination.”
Congratulations to Amy and best of luck for the remainder of the season!