Athletes from Yate & District Athletics club finished the season on a high with terrific performances at the final Avon Track and Field League meeting in Gloucester and the National Final of the Youth Development League in Bedford.

In Bedford, Adam Brooks finished second in the high jump and second in the triple jump. Jack Moore took the B event gold medal with 1.85m.

Adam's brother Daniel finished first in the under-17 100m, with a time of 10.88 seconds, he also came second in the 200m. Toby Conibear crowned a great season with an emphatic win in the Hammer throw by over five metres.

In the under-17 men’s 400m, Nathaniel Mitchell took fourth place while Isaac Cory, running in the B race came out on top.

In the 800m, Abdi Hasan won it in 1:57.82 seconds.

There was disappointment for Hannah Hobbs who led the under-20 women’s 3000m until the last thirty metres when she was caught.

The meeting ended with 4x400 relays. The Avon team contained three Yate athletes – Nathaniel, Isaac and Abdi – and they destroyed the rest of the field more than ten metres clear of the opposition. Yate finished the meeting in fourth.

The final meeting of the Avon Track and Field League took place at Gloucester. Going into the match Yate were leading by a slim margin from North Somerset AC. It’s not yet clear which club has taken the overall title.

The highlight for Yate was Owen Merrett throwing the under-15 boys hammer over fifty metres for the first time and breaking the league record set last year by club-mate Toby Conibear. Owen went on to win the javelin as well.

In the under-15 boys 1500m. Seamus Robinson won it in 4:27.8 seconds while Ceredig Jones took second. His sister, Dalis, won in the girls 800m.

Other Yate wins came from Fiona Barkley in the under-15 girls long jump; Kate Howard in the under-17 women’s 800m; Jai Patel in the under-13 boys javelin; David Thomas in the senior high jump, and Matt Spicer in the hammer throw.

Elsehwere. Karen Jones has had a wonderful season and this was crowned by representing Great Britain in the Masters World Championships held in Malaga where she threw 36.84m, good enough for twelfth place.