Double delight for national athletics champion

February 6, 2023

A talented 16-year-old athlete at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools has stormed to two national titles.
Aharon won gold medals in both the Pole Vault and Triple Jump in the male Under-20s section at the Welsh Athletics Junior Indoor Track and Field Championships in Cardiff.
He also shone in the 60m and has qualified to race at the England Athletics Indoor Championships in Sheffield this weekend.
The previous weekend, the Year 12 student achieved a new personal best of 23.22 as he finished fourth in the 200m and sixth in the Pole Vault at the Welsh Senior Open Championships.
This is Aharon’s first season as an under-20 competitor – many of the athletes he is coming up against are two years his senior.
After narrowly missing out on reaching the 200m final by 0.10 seconds on the first day of the Welsh Athletics Junior Championships, Aharon struck top form on day two.
He clinched national titles in the Pole Vault and the Triple Jump.
Aharon, representing Cardiff Athletics, then made it through to the 60m final, where he was the youngest competitor by more than a year and lined up against two Great Britain junior sprinters. Aharon raced well, taking sixth place in a time of 7.29s, just 0.01s adrift of his personal best.