NEWPORT Harriers ran away with four gold medals at last weekend’s Welsh Athletics Championships hosted at the Newport Stadium.

The Newport club had 40 athletes competing in the track and field events, including hurdles, long jump and hammer throw.

Christina Griffith, 19, from Chepstow, celebrated her last junior championships with a gold in the Under 20 100m hurdles.

“My goal was to just run fast. You’re so focused, in your bubble, you don’t think about any medals in the moment,” she said. “But gold was my target, to try and retain my title from last year."

Ms Griffith won the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.12s - almost half a second off her personal best.

Her mum, Carolina Griffith, said: “We’re very grateful for the high-quality coaching Christina has received in sprint hurdles since the beginning of her athletics journey.”

Life Member of Welsh Athletics Ivor Adams considered giving up coaching in 2018 but agreed to take Ms Griffith under his wing.

“Training was always on, even in cold and horrendous weather, when at times Christina was the lone athlete on the track,” said Christina’s mother. “Thank you, Ivor, for everything!”

Another Harrier, Morgan Keen Williams, won gold in the U20 long jump and finished with silvers in the javelin and discus events.

Amelia Fettis won gold in the U20 hammer throw. She is currently ranked as the best in her age group in Wales and third best in the UK.

Elin Griffiths won gold in the U20 3000m and is currently ranked as the second best in her age group in Wales.

Owain Terrell completed his classification with his first ever wheelchair race in the U17s.

Newport Harriers had 11 medallists by the end of the weekend, including 13-year-old Lois Codling, who won bronze in the U17 300m. Another eight athletes achieved their personal bests.

Newport Harriers medal winners

  • Amelia Fettis, gold in U20 hammer;
  • Cam Eley, silver in U17 100m hurdle;
  • Cerys Radcliffe, bronze in U17 200m
  • Christina Griffith, gold in U20 100m hurdle;
  • Elin Griffiths, gold in U20 3000m;
  • Harry Bradley, silver in U17 800m, bronze in 400m;
  • Justin Gray, bronze in U20 high jump;
  • Lois Codling, bronze in U17 300m;
  • Morgan Keen Williams, gold in U20 long jump, silver in javelin, silver in discus;
  • Olivia Gillespie, silver in U17 200m;
  • Tiwaah Boateng, silver in U20 100m.