DOMINIC Murray was the star performer for Team Bath AC in the second National Youth Development League, Lower Age (U15/13s) Group match at the new track in Aberdare.

The St Laurence School student, from Bradford on Avon, completed a superb hat-trick of individual wins before completing a perfect day by anchoring the U15 boys’ 4x100m relay team to victory.

Having won the 80m hurdles in a time of personal best of 14.3secs, Murray then added maximum points in the 100m A race, clocking yet another PB of 12.2secs.

With barely time to get his breath back, Murray then ran straight over to the high jump, which he won with a best leap of 1.56m, just below his recent PB of 1.60m.

St Augustine’s student Sam Walker also looked impressive in winning the U15 boys’ javelin with a best throw of 32.71m, which smashed his PB by over four metres and move him into the top 10 of the South West rankings.

Another outstanding high jump performance came from Josh Newton, previously best known for his middle distance performances.

Competing for the first time competitively in the event, Newton won the U13 boys’ high jump with 1.40m, which puts him joint second in the South West rankings.

The U13 girls also weighed in with some terrific performances in the high jump, with Ciara Galvin and Emily Jones taking maximum points as they both cleared 1.25m.

On the track, there were A wins for Dylan Stoneman in the U15 boys’ 1,500m in 4mins 38.0secs, while Emilia Rawstorne marked her debut for the club in style by winning the U15 girls’ 300m in 44.0secs and then following that up with second place in the 800m in 2:31.9.

There were also wins for Lottie Silverton in the U15 girls 1,500m (5:05.6), Alice Wilson in the U15 girls’ 75m hurdles (12.9secs) and Emily Jones in the U13 girls’ 800m (2:39.7).

In the B events, wins were claimed by Byron Mander in the U15s 100m (13.7secs) and shot (6.64m), Toby Baker in the U15s 1,500m (4:43.4), Charlie Staddon in the U15s 80m hurdles (14.6secs), Stoneman in the U15s high jump (1.25m), Alice Wilson in the U15s 200m (28.5secs) and long jump (4.58m), Daragh Keane in the U13s high jump (1.15m) and Esme McKenzie in the U13s 800m (2:47.4).

Eleni Francis added valuable points with second places in the U15 girls’ 200m in 28.2secs and long jump with 4.60m, and there were further solid contributions from Lottie Silverton, Yusuf Qazi, Isabel Cotterill, Jorja Tucker, Charlie Staddon, Esme McKenzie and Isabel Cotterill.

That helped Team Bath score a total of 509 points for third overall, one place better than in the opening match.