POWYS once again underlined its sporting pedigree with an impressive medal haul at the Welsh Junior Track and Field Championships in Cardiff last weekend.

Welshpool’s Ryan Edwards returned home Welsh middle boys long jump champion, leaping to a gold medal with his last attempt of 6.33m.

Builth Wells’ Kyle Davies also swept to victory in the senior boys hammer with a massive effort of 40.13m blowing away the rest of the field while adding shot gold to his medal haul with a throw of 10.47m.

Steffan Jones of Brecon Christ College was also crowned Welsh champion with his throw of 28.20m crowning him senior boys discus champion.

Brecon’s Daniel and Tom Gilbert both became Welsh champions.

Dan stormed to gold in the middle boys 3,000m walk in 16:40.09 with Tom claiming the junior boys 1,000m walk crown in 5:35.33.

Meanwhile Powys’ junior boys 4x100m relay team of Ciaran Price, Iwan Surian-Holder, Dylan Owen and Arthur Powell were also crowned Welsh champions.

Llanfair Caereinion’s Arthur Powell was twice on the podium with a silver in the junior boys 200m with a time of 23.89 and silver in the 100m in 11.60.

Maddie Griffiths of Welshpool claimed a silver medal in the junior girls 1,500m with a time of 4:56.96 with Newtown’s Oliver Jones also returning home with a silver in the junior boys 1,500m in 4:22.33.

Calon Cymru’s Iwan Surian-Holder was also on the podium with a time of 38.36 in the junior boys 300m earning a silver medal while Calon Cymru’s Tiegan Ward claimed silver in the middle girls 1,500m steeplechase in 5:32.43.

Brecon’s Brychan Price-Davies claimed silver in the senior boys 2,000m steeplechase in 6:20.99.

The medal haul continued with Crickhowell’s Sam Clayton claiming silver in the middle boys 400m hurdles in 59.95 while Christ College Brecon’s James’ Williams lifted silver in the middle boys hammer with a distance of 40.45m.

Crickhowell’s John Bennett leapt to junior boys high jump silver with a leap of 1.60m.

Welshpool’s Dottie Evans claimed a bronze medal in the middle girls triple jump with a distance of 10.59m earning a place on the podium.

Gareth Oldham, Powys Schools Athletics chairman said: “Powys athletics looks to have a bright future with a record haul of medals for over a decade at the Welsh Schools Track and Field Championships.”

Meanwhile Maldwyn Harriers Athletics Club spokesman Dave Peter added: “All the coaches are really proud of the Harriers who competed

“Fantastic performances by all but especially Ryan, Ollie, Maddie and Arthur.

“The great performances reflect the strength of the club and the quality of the coaches. They were all a credit to the club and Montgomeryshire.”