THE next generation of Powys athletes returned home from the Welsh Schools Indoor Athletics Finals in Gwent with a treasure trove of medals.

The under 13s boys and girls squads celebrated overall gold and joined by the under 15s girls squad in being crowned Welsh champions against athletes from North West Wales, Cardiff and the Vale, Afon Nedd Tawe and Dyfed.

The under 15s boys squad also ended on the podium with a bronze medal placing.

Meanwhile Llanfair Caereinion’s Keira McVeagh was crowned under 15s girls individual champion.

Gwen Kuipers won the under 13s four lap sprint while Seren Kershaw won the six lap event and Zoe Baker triumphed in the shot put.

Ellie Cain won the long jump event with Gwennlian Mason toasting triple jump glory and was joined on the podium by Kuipers with a bronze while Emily Gallier completed the haul with bronze in the two lap sprint.

Alan Wiltshire-Fesser won the under 13s boys two lap sprint with Jack Lewis winning the long jump and Zac Warren the triple jump while Tyler Williams took gold in the speed bounce ahead of Aled Breeze who claimed silver to go along with his silver in the six lap sprint.

Danny Hall was also a double medallist, claiming silver in the shot put and bronze in the four lap sprint.

Polly Holloway claimed gold in the under 15s girls two lap sprint with Kiera McVeagh winning the vertical jump with team-mate Nikki Davies second while McVeagh also claimed third in the put.

Dottie Evans took gold in the speed bounce with Lwsi Roberts on the podium with silver.

Norton Collins claimed gold in the under 15s boys speed bounce and silver in the two lap sprint while Lewis Wilde took silver in the triple jump to join his bronze in the shot put.

Harvey George won the long jump while Sam Jones claimed gold in the four lap sprint.

The under 13s squads and under 15s girls will now represent Wales at the UK Finals next month.