Young Athletes Awards 2013
Presentation of this year's awards for outstanding achievement by our young Harriers took place at the Maldwyn Track on Wednesday 17th June. Club Chair Paul Beeson was the MC this year - ably assisted (and only occasionally hindered) by Martin Copus - and also managed to get in on all the photos.
Here's how it went :-
Cross Country Female - Chloe Evans
Chloe had a great season in which she represented North Wales twice this year and is one of the top runners in the region. She is dedicated and hard working and is a strong and dependable club member.
Cross Country Male - Joseph Crutchley
The most successful male cross country athlete in the history of Maldwyn Harriers and Newtown Athletic Club, Joseph became one of only four North Wales athletes to have achieved a podium finish in the UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships.
Track and Field - Walter Meredith
Walter is a loyal athlete who has attended all our Young Athletes matches plus the North Wales Championships and who, with sister Isla, forms what Chris calls "Team Meredith" which has been the backbone of this year's U17/U20 squad. He has an outstanding 800m PB of 2 mins 7.9 secs.
Track and Field - Rosie Unwin
Rosie is an outstanding athlete who has concentrated on long jump this season and is now ranked 3rd in the long jump, 3rd in the high jump and 6th in the 800m hurdles in Wales.
Loyalty Award - Huw Weaver
If ever you want an athlete to turn up and give his all, just ask Huw. He has been extrememly loyal to the club during the cross-country and track and field seasons. He trains hard and runs hard and never complains. Mr Dependable!
Outstanding Athlete Award - Vicky Gittins
Last September Vicky said she would like to try the 300m hurdles, known as the "killer event". Her hard work has been rewarded and after finishing 2nd in both the Schools and Welsh Athletics Championships has been selected to compete for Wales in Dublin. Currently she is ranked 2nd in the 300m hurdles and 4th in the 200m in Wales as well as 10th in the UK for 300m hurdles.