Athletics success for Cardiff Met at the BUCS Indoor Championships 

27/02/2014​

Cardiff Met athletic team

​Cardiff Met Athletics team continues to increase their BUCS points and medal haul after this weekend's Indoor Championships held at Sheffield, 21st-23rd Feb.

Overall, 9 medals were won including two individual gold's. The women's team narrowly missed out on the top spot by just 0.5 points, the narrowest of margins. This combined with the men's results, means the team were placed second overall.

Cardiff Met started the first day with a bang, setting the tone for the whole championships. The team claimed 4 medals: Mica Moore (Silver 60m) Becca Chapman (Bronze 60m) Lauren O'Reilly (Bronze 60m Hurdles) & Dewi Hammond (Bronze 60m).

The weekend's success strengthened with another medal awarded to Becca Chapman, with a long jump silver. The first gold of the championships was secured through a dominant piece of front running by Steve Mitchell in the 3000m, who won by a staggering 7seconds.

James Thie, also managed to snatch a gold medal in the 1500m to boost the team position. The weekend drew to a close with the 4 x 200m relays. The women won the gold medal in a new club record of 1:28.94. After an obstruction, and a team member falling to ground the men's team still managed to take a bronze medal.

The team scores showed the battle for every point was vital and at the end of proceedings the men took a second place overall. The women where closer than ever before to the team title and missed out by 0.5 points (59.5 to 60.0) to Loughborough. Combined, this put us second overall.

Team coach, James Thie, was ecstatic with the result, he said, ''the weekends results and successes is a testament to the hard work of all the team, coaches, committee and support staff. We have set a great platform for the Outdoor Championships in May''.