Llandaff Junior Rhiannon Morgan walked away with a new Welsh record as well as a gold medal when she competed for her school, Kings Monkton, at the recent Welsh Schools Indoor Rowing Championships in Cardiff.
Rhiannon, competing in the WJ15 class over a set time of five minutes, beat the seven-year old record by five metres. It’s been a successful winter so far for the Llandaff athlete – she won the Henley Sculls Head of the River just a few weeks ago.
It was a good day all round for Llandaff Juniors:
Rhiannon Morgan – Kings Monkton – WJ15 – GOLD
Jess Jones – Radyr High School – WJ16 – GOLD
Manon Jenkins – Plasmawr High School – WJ16 – BRONZE
Tom Willis – Bishop of Llandaff – J16 – BRONZE
Izzy Peter, Howells School – WJ18 – GOLD
Ben Roberts – Bishop of Llandaff – J18 – GOLD
John and Robert Davies – Whitchurch High School – J16 team – GOLD
Lona Thomas and Elin Kirkwood – Glantaff High School – WJ16 team – GOLD
Livvie Waters, Caitlan Wright, Becca Pinnell, Nia Manners– – Howells School – WJ15 team – GOLD
And not to be outdone, the seniors had some notable successes in their championships the day after:
Kieran Lynch, Lex Lauence, Maurice Blount, Andrew Dixon – Men’s team – BRONZE
Dan Briley, Steven Cox, Emily, Brace, Ellie Taylor – Mixed team – GOLD
Sion Dyfydd – Men 30+ – SILVER
Emily Brace – Women Open – SILVER
Rosa Baik – Women Lightweight 30+ – BRONZE
Megan Leitch – Women Lightweight open – GOLD
John Prosser – Men Adaptive – GOLD
A great effort across the club, and a tribute to hard work and good coaching.