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Dyffryn Aman claim Brianne crown

Large turnout: some of the competitors at the Brianne schools cross country
Large turnout: some of the competitors at the Brianne schools cross country
Large turnout: some of the competitors at the Brianne schools cross country

THIS YEAR’S Brianne Secondary Schools Cross Country League campaign came to an end, as Ammanford was the venue for the big finale for the 7 schools and colleges involved in this well run event, which has seen several fantastic performances and close races at Dyffryn Taf, Bro Myrddin, Bro Dinefwr and Dyffryn Aman throughout the cross country season.

Carmarthen Harriers members dominated as they took a clean sweep by winning all the six categories and winning every one of the 24-races held since September.

In the year 7 races Bro Myrddin’s Daisy Thompson and Liam Edwards dominated from the start to win comfortably.

Close behind Liam was Dyffryn Aman’s Jac Chapman who took the overall league win after the 4 meetings. Local school mates Cian Williams and Sion Evans took second and third in the year 7 boys whilst in the girls, Phoebe Davis and Kasia Cook performed consistently to pick up silver and bronze.

In year 8 Maddie Morgan won her race by 100 metres dominating from the off and was a clear winner, Kira Gallenders and Ffion Jones joined her on the podium.

In the boys Iwan Glynn won every race comfortably in gold with his fellow Bro Myrddin and club runners closely behind Deian Morgan and Bedwyr Thomas, which ensured that they won the year group league competition for their school.

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The combined years 9 and 10 race saw Non Morgan from Llandeilo win the girls age group with Cerys Davies in second and Lani Hogben in third. The largest fields came in the year 9/10 boys and they did not disappoint as the lead changed hands a few times but by the end Tomos Rees came out on top to consolidate the Harriers positions at the top of the table. After a close battle, Guto Dafydd claimed silver and Nathaniel Harries the bronze.

In the inter school event Ysgol Dyffryn Aman for the eighth year in succession proved that putting out full teams and having strength in depth is the key as they received the schools title and a fine win, a strong second half of the campaign saw Ysgol Bro Dinefwr climb the table into the runner-up spot and Dyffryn Taf in Whitland got third place.

Final table: 1.Dyffryn Aman 2535; 2 Bro Dinefwr 2373; 3 Dyffryn Taf 2122; 4 Bro Myrddin 1961; 5 Maes Y Gwendraeth 1425; 6 QE High 1085; 7 Llandovery College 649

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