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.
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9th July 2012
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