Northern Indoor Champs Success

West Cheshire AC is celebrating the clubs most successful visit to the Northern Indoor Track and Field Championships.Six members of the Chester and Ellesmere Port-based club returned home from the two-day fixture at Sheffields English Institute of Sport Arena with medal-winning performances.
Amy Williams, Victoria Anderson, and Kelly Baker grabbed gold medals from their respective events, while Alice Jennings, Chris Goodwin, and Olivia Montez-Brown secured silver medals.

Amy was the youngest competitor involved in the under 15 girls long jump event, but finished
head and shoulders above the opposition. The multi-talented youngster achieved a grade one leap of 5.01m to spark a series of spectacular results from her fellow purple-vested West Cheshire club colleagues.

Kelly Baker demonstrated her strength and polished technique to produce a clinical victory in the under 15 girls shot put event. Kelly hit a magnificent grade one distance of 11.25m to secure her gold medal, and added a grade four long jump result of 4.46m for ninth position, and a 60m heat time of 8.98 seconds.

Victoria Anderson cleared a grade one height of 1-65m to claim top spot in the under 17 ladies high jump, just five centimetres better than her second placed club mate, Alice Jennings, whose grade two height of 1-60m proved sufficient to achieve a silver medal.
Both West Cheshire AC high jumpers enjoyed the thrill of competing alongside current World heptathlon champion, Jessica Ennis.
Photo Alice Jennings and Victoria Anderson with Jessica Ennis. http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/images/usrimg/trackfield/photo12.jpg.JPG

Chris Goodwin was rewarded with a silver medal from his appearance in the under 17 mens 1500m which merited a grade four time of four minutes 17.40 seconds.

And Olivia Montez-Brown completed the West Cheshire AC roll of honour after she negotiated the under 15 girls 60m hurdles in a grade two time of 9.59 seconds for second spot and a well earned silver medal. Olivia had achieved second spot in her opening heat with a grade three time of 9.78 seconds, and a grade three time of 9.77 seconds for third position in her semi-final.

Steve Jones finished seventh in his under 17 mens 60m final with a time of 7.61 seconds after qualifying with 7.58 seconds which earned him second place in his heat.

Alice McMahon had to settle for fourth position with a grade four time of 43.51 seconds in her under 17 ladies 300m final after winning her qualifying heat with a time of 43.21. And Alice claimed eighth place in her 60m final with a grade four time of 8.26 seconds after an identical grade three time of 8.14 seconds in her heat and semi-final appearances.

Danielle Erskine finished eighth with a grade four distance of 4.83m in the under 17 ladies long jump, and she clocked 8.48 seconds in her 60m heat.

And Alexandra Birkett posted 8.62 seconds for seventh position in her under 17 ladies 60m heat.

Female medalist photo http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/images/usrimg/trackfield/photo13.jpg.JPG
Back row, from left: Olivia Montez-Brown, Kelly Baker, Amy Williams, Alice McMahon (fourth in 300m final), and Alice Jennings.
Front: Victoria Anderson.

Posted by Nick Pagan
25th January 2010
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