Griffiths just misses out on medal at Bucs

Swansea’s in-form runner Dewi Griffiths just missed out on a medal in the Bucs cross country championships in Cardiff.

Griffiths finished sixth out of 318, and was 51 seconds off the pace of Birmingham University’s Jonny Hay who won the race.

“I can’t really complain,” he said. “It was a much stronger field that it was a year ago.”

“Hopefully next year I can go even better, and get into the medals.”

Griffiths still finished higher than last year’s competition in Birmingham where he came seventh.

Swansea’s women failed to make the top 100 but Meg Brickell was the shining light for the team.

In Brickell’s first Bucs cross country championship, she achieved the quickest time for Swansea University.

Brickell said: “I’m pretty surprised to be honest that I achieved the best finish.

“We have some really committed female athletes on the team and I hope we can achieve even better results [later this year].”

She was 4m 51sec off the pace of Birmingham’s Hannah Walker, but finished 45 places better than anyone last year.

The final race of the day was the Bucs men’s B race, and Swansea saw two of their running team make the top 100, with Jimmy Wilson and Daniel Bodman finishing 70th and 86th respectively.

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