By Owen Morgan
Last week Welsh sprinter Jeremiah Azu celebrated his 18th birthday by becoming the fastest junior in Europe.
This weekend he marked the end of his A Level exams with a win at an international meeting in Belgium.
The Cardiff Athletics speed merchant chalked up his latest 100m victory at the IFAM International Outdoor meeting in Oordegem.
Having claimed a new PB of 10.27 at the Loughborough International last Saturday, the junior athlete clocked 10.55 to beat a senior field in the meeting’s pre-programme.
The 18-year-old then went even quicker in a high-class senior race in the main programme, clocking 10.47 as he finished fourth.
Azu’s wasn’t the only Welsh success at the meeting as a number of athletes chalked up wins, new personal bests and season’s bests.
Birchfield Harrier Melissa Roberts lowered her PB twice as she won her 200m heat in a time of 24.22 during the pre-programme and then finished fifth in the main programme in 24.21.
Swansea Harrier Joe Brier celebrated his return from injury by winning his 400m heat and setting a new PB of 47.30.
In the 3000m steeplechase, Carmarthen Harriers junior Ben Thomas claimed a big personal best of 9:07.78 as he finished 11th in his heat, while in a separate race Swansea Harrier Jonathan Hopkins finished 15th in 8:40.23.
Amman Valley Harrier Jade Williams ran her fastest 1500m time since 2015 as she clocked 4:17.04 finishing fifth in her race.