MALDWYN Harriers past and and present have been recognised for their sporting endeavours this week.

The Newtown based athletics club has played a role in the development of a crop of track and field stars who have gone on to national and international success.

The latest exciting talent is young cross country star Oliver Jones who brought home under 13s boys silver from the Welsh Championships at Singleton Park in Swansea last month.

Jones’ time of 10:29 saw the youngster on the podium with Carmarthenshire’s Frank Morgan taking gold with a time of 10:16.

Jones will now be representing North Wales at the UK CAU Inter Counties Championship in Loughborough against the best young athletes in the country.

Meanwhile two of the club’s most successful graduates continue to shine in the colours of Swansea Harriers Athletics Club.

Dolfor’s Sian Swanson and Trefeglwys’ Lauren Williams have gone from strength to strength since joining the South Wales club.

Both were recognised by their clubmates at the annual club awards night held at the city’s Village Hotel last week.

Triple and long jump star Swanson was presented with an outstanding achievement award in recognition of setting a new club record in the senior women’s triple jump.

Swanson’s giant leap of 11.98m at the Welsh Championships in Cardiff last summer ensured the former Maldwyn Harrier a place in the Swansea club’s history books.

Meanwhile Williams was also recognised for her under 20s 400m hurdles record of 59:98.

Williams has enjoyed a stellar 2017 having captained Wales in an indoor international against England while claiming gold at the Welsh Senior Championships and Loughborough BUCS Open.

Swanson is now studying at Bath University and enjoyed a fine start to the year by retaining the Welsh 400m hurdles title while also claiming a bronze in an Inter Varsity meeting at Lee Valley in London.

Williams was recognised for her achievements by Swansea Harriers with the teenager awarded the junior women’s club person of the year.