Nicoll stars at BUCS with fourth gold

Adele Nicoll said she had a great feeling after winning her fourth successive shot put gold at BUCS Outdoors in Bedford.

The 22-year-old from Welshpool and Cardiff Met student won gold with a throw of 15.43 and also claimed a PB in the discus.

“It started off with qualifying and a throw of 15.70 which is my second furthest throw ever with the rotational technique,” said Nicoll. “I then seyt a new PB of 48.17 in the discus so that was really good.

“I went into the shot put with a game plan of all or nothing. We didn’t want to have six average throws and come away thinking I could have tried harder.”

Nicoll’s efforts proved enough for her to maintain her vice like grip on the title

“It’s a great feeling. I love BUCS, it’s one of my favourite competitions and I’m hoping to still be competing in it for the next three years with my masters and other studies.

Nicoll changed her technique a few years ago and realises the potential the rotational technique has given her.

“I changed technique because I tore one of the stability ligaments in my hand..

“The rotation has much more potential for me personally. There’s pros and cons to both techniques and they suit different athletes but I think rotation is best for me.”

Meanwhile Lauren Williams claimed third place and a bronze in the women’s 400m hurdles.

The Trefeglwys athlete, representing Bath University, crossed the line in 61.87 to maintain her progress.

Meanwhile Williams has teamed up with a sports management agency ahead of the 2019 season.

Williams said: “I am extremely excited to join Forte Sports Management. It’s a big step forward and I cannot wait to work with these guys during the 2019 season.”

The 2018-19 BUCS Outdoor Athletic Championships was hosted over the May Day Bank Holiday Weekend at Bedford Stadium. Read more at or at @BUCSsport.