POWYS athletes were among the medals at last weekend’s Welsh Championships in Cardiff.

Welshpool star and Cardiff based student Adele Nicoll claimed a double gold with a 44.84m discus throw to compliment her gold in the shot put with a distance of 14.97.

Nicoll said: “It’s been a tough few months having come back from a torn ligament in my hand while also finishing my exams so I’m happy to come away with the double gold and retain the titles.”

Sian Swanson of Dolfor also retained her women’s triple jump crown for a fifth consecutive year with a jump of 11.63

The Swansea Harrier said: “Even with the change to a Friday evening and difficultly of competing after work it was nice to still get the job done and take the win.”

Meanwhile Lauren Williams, also representing Swansea Harriers, was overjoyed after being crowned Welsh 400m champion with a time of 55.01.

The Trefeglwys star said: “I was so surprised when I crossed the line in first as I really didn’t expect to win against a good quality field of athletes.

“I just wanted to mix things up a bit as I’ve hurdled a lot this season so to come out with a huge personal best was such a shock.

“Now that I’ve got so close to the 54 mark im looking to break 55 seconds by the end of the season.”

Ffion Price completed Powys athletes golden horde.

The Llandrindod Wells star achieved a new personal best with a time of 4.19.17 to be crowned Welsh women’s 1,500m champion.

Price said: “I am absolutely over the moon to have won the Welsh 1,500m Championships. It was an amazing way to end the season.”

Meanwhile two members of the Newtown based Maldwyn Harriers Athletics Club were also in action.

Arthur Powell of Welshpool ended sixth in the boys under 15s 100m with a time of 12.09 while young Tregynon athlete Oliver Jones notched a new personal best with a time of 4.28.10 to end fifth in the boys under 15s 1,500m competition.

The success follows several promising displays at the Welsh Schools Championship the previous week.

Welshpool High School’s Ryan Edwards was crowned Welsh junior boys long jump champion with a leap of 5.68m.

Meanwhile Welshpool High School also toasted a double bronze from Megan Davies who came third in the senior girls 100m and high jump.

Carwyn Owen completed a superb medal haul for Welshpool with a bronze medal in the middle boys 800m.

Llanfair Caereinion High School also celebrated the success of Steffan Evans whose leap of 12.27m earned a bronze medal in the middle boys triple jump.