Bristol & West Youngsters fly the flag in Cardiff 

29 May

Some of the top Under-17 and Under-20 athletes at the club proved that they have wintered well by posting a host of personal and season’s bests in helping the Avon Composite team to consolidate their top ranking position in the Youth Development League, Upper Age Group competition in Cardiff over the weekend.
South Gloucestershire & Stroud College student Mikkel Bassue ran season bests of 10.73w and 22.07w in the 100 metres and 200 metres, finishing just behind top welsh sprinter Jeremiah Azu in both races.
Tim Pike is making the most of his year off before moving to London for his medical studies. He posted a personal best of 11.43w in the B 100 metres.
Jess Frazer and Tia Jackson took a well earned break from their GCSE revision and it was well worth it. Jess won the 300 metres at a canter and then followed it up with a personal best in the 200 metres (25.52w/+2.3).
Tia, competing in the Under-20 age group, showed her older rivals a clean pair of heels as she won the 100 metres in a season’s best of 12.09 ( + 1.8), which ranks her second in the country in the Under-17 age group . This was just 2 hundredths outside her personal best and shows she is on track to break the elusive 12 second barrier. This was followed up by another season’s best in the Long Jump (5.46/ -0.6) and a personal best in the 200 metres (24.65w / +2.3). She rounded things off with a last leg winning run in the 4 x 300 metres relay, so deserves an easy time in training this week.
Niamh Boulton was the only other Bristol athlete on compete in Cardiff. She picked up valuable points in the Discus with a 25.78 throw, but failed to register a throw in her favoured Hammer event.