Team Success As Griffiths Wins At Braids

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SWANSEA University athletics and cross country club has achieved its most successful finish at Braid Hills since the beginning of the competition back in 2002.

The men’s team finished in 4th with the women’s team finishing in 9th, both surpassing previous bests, a feat that pleased Swansea’s club captain Richard Mann.

“The teams put in a great performance at Braid Hills,” said Mann.

“Both the men’s and women’s teams achieved their highest team positions in years.

“We also had quality individual runs from both Dewi Griffiths and Ceri-Anne Santos.”

Dewi Griffiths starred as he was crowned the men’s champion eclipsing the previous Swansea best of twelfth; held by Ross Macdonald.

Griffiths completed the race in 31.26, a whole minute ahead of his nearest rival.

Edinburgh-based James Waldie finished second with Cambridge runner Sullivan Smith completing the podium places.

In the women’s race Ceri-Anne Santos finished in a very respectful 23rd, Swansea’s fourth ever quickest time, with Leeds-based Lucy Crookes winning the event.

The fastest in Swansea women’s history is held by Holly Lawrence who finished in 6th in 2009.

The annual pilgrimage to Edinburgh for BUCS due to its popularity with many university teams in Scotland, Wales and England competing.

The course features fierce uphill and steep downhill sections which makes the event a tough feat for any competitor.

Mann admitted the course is “one of the toughest of the season” that Swansea compete at.

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