Bucs Indoor Athletics success for Swansea’s athletes

Athletics

Swansea University claimed a gold among a three-medal haul at the Bucs indoor athletics championships.

Imelda Morrison came out on top in the women’s long jump, beating two other competitors from Loughborough University.

“In a way I was shocked when I realised I won,” said the 22-year-old.

“I had thought that I was in a medal position but I never thought it was the gold.

“Bucs always has a high level of competition and in a way that pushes you to your limits and that is when I tend to perform best.”

Morrison, who is studying an MSc in performance psychology, bounced back from a long term injury to win after 16 months out.

She also took second place in the Welsh Championships earlier this year and now has her eye on the Rio 2016 Olympics.

“It will be a dream for myself and a lot of other athletes to be competing at the Olympic Stadium, so you just have to make it count,” said Morrison.

“From here on out the focus is on the outdoor season.”

Caryl Granville also enjoyed success at the Bucs Indoor Championships.

She won two bronze medals in the women’s 400m and the 60m hurdles.

Loughborough took the majority of medals at the championship with 18.

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