Medal success for talented Monmouth athletes

14 Aug 2019 | Monmouth School for Boys |
14 Aug 2019 |
Monmouth School for Boys

Harry Dawes picked up a gold medal and Aharon Graham-Mulvaney scooped two bronze medals.

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Harry Dawes on top of the podium.

Two pupils at Monmouth School for Boys won medals at the Welsh Athletics Inter-Regional Track and Field Championships.

Harry Dawes picked up a gold medal and Aharon Graham-Mulvaney scooped two bronze medals for East Wales in Aberdare.

Harry won the Under-13 Boys’ 1500m race in a large field, setting a new championship record and achieving a personal-best time of 4:47.97.

Aharon, 13, was third in the Under-15 Boys’ pole vault with a final clearance of 2.60m to equal his personal best and he also bagged a team bronze in the Under-15 Boys’ 4x200m relay.

Harry, 12, was delighted to complete the Under-13 Boys’ race two seconds quicker than his Welsh Junior Championship winning-time in June.

With the girls’ and boys' races being held at the same time, it was the largest field in which Harry had started.

However, Harry ran a controlled race. He allowed others to take the front before making his move with 500m to go, winning the first individual track gold of the competition.

Harry also took part in the Under-13 Boys’ javelin competition for the first time since an injury at the start of the season and finished a creditable sixth.

Aharon has had a great season in the Under-15 Boys’ pole vault and should reach even greater heights next year as a senior under-15 athlete.

The last major Welsh competition of the outdoor season is the Welsh Junior League's Club Cup Final in Swansea on Sunday 25th August.

Both Aharon's and Harry's clubs, Cardiff AAC and Newport Harriers respectively, have qualified and the duo will be hoping to round off their summer in style.

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Aharon Graham-Mulvaney.

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