MALDWYN Harriers underlined its status as one of the leading clubs in the region with a successful weekend at the North Wales Championships in Wrexham.

The Newtown based athletics club has become a stamping ground for future stars of track and field during the past decade with Welsh champions Lauren Williams and Sian Swanson among its past members,

Arthur Powell looks well on course to lead the next generation of Harriers with the under 15s age group sprinter claiming 100m and 200m gold.

Ollie Jones also maintained his impressive season with gold in the under 15s boys 1500m with Carys Breeze completing the club’s golden trove in the under 17s girls high jump.

Louis Tudor enjoyed a successful weekend with silver in the under 15s girls hurdles and high jump.

Kelsie Webster was also on the podium with a silver medal in the under 15s girls 200m and bronze in the 100m.

Maddie Griffiths maintained her impressive form with a silver medal in the under 15s girls 1500m while Dean Voreinakis claimed silver in the under 11s boys 600m.

Mackenzie McCourt claimed bronze in the under 13s girls 1500m with Aled Breeze also on the podium with a bronze in the under 15s boys 1500m event.

Harriers also tasted success in the field with Piper Lloyd claiming silver in the under 15s girls javelin and Niamh Briskham taking bronze in the under 15s girls javelin.

Maldwyn Harriers junior endurance coach Hefin Rowlands said: “It’s fantastic to see the juniors doing so well in competitions.

“For a small club in Mid Wales we are really putting our club on the map thanks to these kids.

“It’s great to see the club growing from strength to strength.”

Meanwhile Powys will be represented in the Welsh squad which takes part in this week’s Loughborough International.

Newtown’s Sian Swanson, the Welsh triple jump champion, will once again be in action having won her 20th Welsh title earlier this year.

Welshpool’s Adele Nicoll will also look to repeat her British Universities Championship (BUCS) success with the Birchfield Harrier and Cardiff Met athlete in action in the shot put and discus.

Nicoll also attained a new PB with the discus in the BUCS event in Bedford and arrives in Loughborough with confidence high.

Lauren Williams of Trefeglwys completes Powys interest in the Welsh team.

Williams will represent Wales in the 400m hurdles and form part of the women’s 4x400m relay team which takes on Scotland, England, Great Britain U20s, Loughborough University and British Universities and Colleges Select.