Cardiff's Jeremiah Azu chalked another couple of wins in Belgium. Pic: Owen Morgan

Jeremiah Finishes A Levels By Giving Rivals A Sprint Lesson

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.

Carmarthen’s Ben Thomas claimed a big personal best in the steeplechase in Belgium. Pic: Owen Morgan

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.

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