Dan Shines in Wales
U17 Sprinter, Daniel Jones is having a great 2018 season and with a boosted confidence he decided to use his Welsh Parentage to take on the best of the best Welsh Athletes to compete at the Welsh Age Group Championships in Newport.
On Saturday 23 June, having won his 100m heat in 11.52s (-2.2s) he claimed a great silver medal in the final – against stiff competition and a strong head wind (-1.4). With the sun out and the wind more favourable Sunday turned into a scorcher.
Drawn in lane 5 he eased through his 200m heat in a relaxed 23.41s and once again found himself going head to head with the winner of the 100m. Having run a great bend and rising to the challenge, Jones took his second superb silver of the Champs, smashing his PB to cross the line in 22.76s (-0.6s). A time that would have crowned him Essex Schools Champ had the selectors chosen to nominate him for his favoured event.
Having made National Standard in both events, Jones now has to decide whether to enter the England Age Group Champs at the end of August.