WCAC Endurance League Standings

Mark Davies and Julie Wood still head the points tables as at the end of July. See http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/roadracing/pointscomp

Cheshire Relays Record and Medals for WCAC

West Cheshire AC has registered a championship record and a clutch of medals at Crewe.The under 15 boys 4x100m squad of Chris Harrop, Matthew Pagan, Zac Barnsley and James McMahon clocked a new county record time of 46.4 seconds to grab glory.
And gold medals were also claimed by the under 13 girls 4x100m team of Alice Barnsley, Emma Howe, Abbie Williams and Sophie Hemingbrough after posting a winning time of 56.8 seconds.
Shona Valentine, Alice McMahon, Jenna Sheehy and Ali Burkett combined to secure West Cheshire AC top spot in the senior ladies 4x100m with a time of 51.2 seconds.
And Valentine, McMahon, and Burkett then teamed up with Emma Johnson to celebrate a winning senior ladies relay time of 5:01.9.
Anna Crayston, Ellie Finn and Erin Clynch bagged a gold medal in the under 11 girls 3x600m relay with a time of 6:26.9, while Crayston, Finn, and Clynch, joined Holly Worthington in the 4x100m team who clocked 64.5 for silver medals.
And the under 11 boys trio of Sonny Dean, Jack Chapman and Paul Morrison celebrated success in the 3x600m relay with a time of 5:44.2, just ahead of West Cheshire AC silver medal trio of Will Goodwin, Max Ross, and Ben Grinter who clocked 6:03.5, while the C team of Ewan Bradley, Adam Howe, and Charlie Potts finished sixth in 6:27.9.
The under 15 boys medley team of Cameron Weaver, McMahon, Barnsley and Pagan clocked 2:15.6 for silver medals.
Dean, Chapman, Bradley and Will Scott teamed up for silver medals in the under 11 boys 4x100m relay with a time of 58.5, while the B team of Goodwin, Daniel Pagan, Howe and Ross finished fifth in 62.3, and the C team of Paul Morrison, James Adamson, and Ben Grinter finished second in the Auxiliary Final with 64.7.
West Cheshire AC’s 3x800m senior ladies team of Jane Pickering, Ellie Robinson and Lisa Davies finished fourth with a time of 8:24.1.
And the under 17 ladies 4x100m quartet of Sophie Percival, Georgina Moulton, Emily Wood, and Laura Jones finished fourth in 56.6.
Charlotte Williamson, Sophie Carter, Georgia Barlow and Emily Ball teamed up in the under 15 girls 4x100m and posted 54.5 in their heat.

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Olivia Celebrates North of England Title

Olivia Montez-Brown celebrates a North of England Championship title.
The West Cheshire AC multi-eventer secured the under 17 women’s long jump gold medal at the Northern Track and Field Championship staged at Hull’s Costello Stadium.

Montez-Brown, 16, who attends Ellesmere Port Catholic High School, delivered a new personal best leap of 5.59m to clinch her title victory after finishing 28 centimeters clear of runner-up, Laura Pegler (Dash AC).

She also claimed a silver medal from the 80m hurdles final at Hull, clocking 11.93 seconds to finishing just 1/100th of a second behind eventual winner, Alyssia Carr (Sale Harriers).

Montez-Brown has enjoyed a memorable year to date after clinching the Northern Indoor long jump and sprint hurdles titles at Sheffield in February; and Cheshire County AA long jump and sprint hurdles gold medals at Warrington in May.

The Great Sutton-based teenager was also crowned North West Schools heptathlon champion at Crewe earlier this month when she compiled a new personal best 4,337 points in the intermediate girls competition.

She clocked 11.6 seconds in the 80m hurdles, cleared 1-48m in the high jump, hit 9.21m in the shot, posted 26.8 seconds in the 200m, long jumped 5.47m, and launched the javelin to a mark of 26.49m.

West Cheshire AC were also represented at Hull by Danielle Erskine who finished sixth in the under 20 women’s long jump with 5.18m; and by Jenni Potter who finished seventh in the hammer with 25.34m.

Former West Cheshire AC member, Amy Williams, continued her superb season by securing the under 15 girls long jump title with 5.46m, while Tessa McCormick clocked 4:49.02 for fifth spot in the under 20 women’s 1500m final.

James McMahon won the North West Schools\\\\\\\’ Junior boys pentathlon title at Crewe with 2,446 points after clocking 12.3 seconds in the 80m hurdles, hitting 10.14m in the shot, long jumping 5.81m, clearing 1-57m in the high jump, and posting 2:30.5 for the 800m.

Three medals at ESAA Championships

Three West Cheshire AC members grabbed podium places at the English Schools Track and Field Championships staged at Gateshead.Matthew Pagan, Kelly Baker and Emily Ball all medalled at the national fixture which was attended by nine members from West Cheshire AC.
Pagan pocketed a silver medal for Cheshire Schools in the junior boys 400m final after clocking a new personal best time of 50.61 seconds – fractionally adrift of eventual winner, Mahmood Khaisto, from London, who posted 50.39 seconds.
Baker, also representing Cheshire Schools, powered her way to a bronze medal position in the intermediate girls shot with a put of 11m, finishing behind Gloucestershire duo Annabel Sherry (12.93m) and Emily Wood (11.16m).
And Ball, representing Shropshire Schools, bagged a bronze medal from the junior girls shot with a new personal best put of 11.15m.
Other West Cheshire AC members in action for Cheshire Schools included Olivia Montez-Brown, Victoria Anderson, James McMahon, Michael Bailiff, Alice McMahon, and Zac Barnsley.
Montez-Brown clocked 11.86 seconds for fifth position in the intermediate girls 80m hurdles final, behind eventual winner Shirin Irving, from Surrey, who posted 11.39 seconds.
Montez-Brown had finished second in both her first round (11.7) and semi-final (11.69) heats to qualify for the final.
Anderson cleared 1-66m for sixth position in the senior girls high jump competition which was won by Somerset\’s Evie Grogan with 1-72m.
James McMahon catapulted himself to a new personal best clearance of 3-35m for seventh position in the junior boys pole vault, and Bailiff cleared 1-86m for tenth spot in the senior boys high jump.
Alice McMahon clocked 25.74 seconds for fourth position in her first round heat of the senior girls 200m, and Barnsley posted 11.89 seconds for sixth position in his junior boys 200m second round heat after clocking 11.70 seconds for fourth place in his first round appearance.
Former West Cheshire AC member, Amy Williams, of Chester Queen\’s School, celebrated success in the junior girls long jump competition after achieving 6.07m – finishing 14 centimetres clear of hear nearest rival, Simi Fajemisin (Oxford).
Amy Hinchly, of Tarporley High School, was sixth in her junior girls 1500m first round heat with a time of four minutes 45.44 seconds, and Tessa McCormick, of Upton High School, clocked 10:28:48 for ninth spot in the senior girls 3,000m.
View photo at http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/images/usrimg/trackfield/ESAATF2012.JPG

Sponsorship Deal Announced

West Cheshire Athletic Club has struck a three-year sponsorship deal with Essar Oil UK Ltd.The agreement includes a package that will benefit the Stanney Oaks-based club and Essar Oil from 2012 through to and including the entirety of 2014.
Essar Oil have agreed to support West Cheshire ACs three road race promotions – The Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race in April; The Guilden Sutton Six 10k Road Race in September; and The Chester Round The Walls Race on Boxing Day – as well as the cost of staging the annual Essar/West Cheshire AC Schools Track and Field Cup in May, and the Essar/West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Races during the winter months.
Essar Oils sponsorship will be evident at all West Cheshire AC events with company banners displayed at start and finish areas.
West Cheshire AC chairman, Dennis Wall, revealed he was delighted that his club has agreed a sponsorship package with Essar Oil who are sited on the Stanlow refinery complex.
He said: West Cheshire Athletic Club has grown in stature since being founded in 1998, and we hope our strong links with Essar Oil will continue to raise the profile of our organisation.
We are very grateful to Essar Oil for their support and commitment to grassroots sport and in particular to athletics in the Chester and Ellesmere Port area.
Essar Oil public affairs manager, Edward Brady, also admitted he was looking forward to his companys partnership with West Cheshire AC.
He said: Its great to be associated with such a popular club as West Cheshire AC and be able to help grassroots sport.
West Cheshire AC previously enjoyed a positive relationship with Shell UK who sponsored the Chester Half Marathon for many years, and with Essar Oils help I hope West Cheshire AC will have a successful future.

Photo caption Essar Oil UK Ltds public affairs manager, Edward Brady, shaking hands with West Cheshire AC chairman, Dennis Wall, alongside West Cheshire AC members at the Stanney Oaks Athletics Track View photo at http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/images/usrimg/essarsponstrack.jpg

WCAC Endurance League Standings

Mark Davies and Julie Wood still head the points tables as at the end of June. See http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/roadracing/pointscomp

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