Last updated: August 23rd 2018.
Pentraeth boy, Ysgol David Hughes pupil and one of Welsh sprinting’s brightest young stars Zachary Price will have medalling on his mind this coming weekend as the number-one-ranked Under-17 sprinter in Wales across 60, 100 and 200 metres heads to Bedford to compete in the British Championships.
With hopes of a medal and looking to top his blistering personal best of 10.84s in the 100m and 21.89s in the 200m, 16-year-old Price of Menai Track and Field will head across the border this weekend to compete amongst Britain’s best and brightest athletic talents.
Ranked a lofty third in the UK across 100m and fourth in the 200m, Price will surely be in confident mood ahead of the event, having competed and shone at numerous events for Wales already.
A strong medal hope also this summer for Anglesey’s Island Games team which will head to Gibraltar in July, Price’s Lead Coach at Menai Track and Field Barry Edwards had this to say about the 16-year-old sprinter.
“Zack is a very exciting young, local talent who is setting blistering times across the sprint categories at just 16 years of age, currently the fastest in the country across 60, 100 and 200m.
“Competing in the British Championships in Bedford this weekend will be a big challenge, but this is a young athlete who is going from strength to strength.
“He’s a delight to coach, he’s hard-working and has a huge future ahead of him if he continues to apply himself in such a manner. Pob lwc Zack!”