CITY of Plymouth’s Poppy Northcott won a silver medal at the Welsh Athletics/Welsh Schools’ Combined Events Championships in Cardiff at the weekend.
There were also top seven finishes for fellow Plymouth athlete Adam Dingley, Tavistock’s Nicolas Maczugowski and Erme Valley’s Ella Isaias.
Northcott took second place in the U13/U14 quadrathlon. She was not expecting a medal after a below par long jump event where she leaped 3.82m. But she got back into the mix with a good 60m hurdles run of 10.22m and was in the middle of the pack after a 5.86m shot.
However, it was in the final 800m event where Northcott showed her class. She clocked 2:24.29 at the indoor competition to not only win that event but move up to second overall behind Wales’ Nia Powell.
Erme Valley’s Isaias just missed out on a medal in the U15/U16 pentathlon. She finished fourth with a personal best total of 2,900 points. She ran 9.84 seconds for the 60m hurdles, leaped 1.59m in the high jump, 4.45m in the long jump, threw 8.17m in the shot before finishing with a 2:36.98 800m.
Tavistock’s Maczugowski came sixth in the U13/U14 quadrathlon, just one place and three points ahead of Dingley. Maczugowski threw 9.15m in the shot, leaped 4.00m in the long jump, ran 10.37 seconds for the 60m hurdles and 2:43.47 for the 800m.
Dingley clocked 9.66 seconds for the 60m hurdles, recorded 4.68m for the long jump, threw 5.96m in the shot and ran 2:50.78 in the 800m.
Attention will turn again to the cross country scene this weekend when the second Westward Cross Country League meeting takes place at Newquay on Sunday. The event will include the Cornwall County Championships.