2012 Rankings Review

Sprinter Matthew Pagan ended 2012 at the top of a UK age group ranking list.The West Cheshire Athletic Club member headed the under 15 boys 300m rankings with the fastest time of 35.74 seconds.
He achieved the impressive performance to win the England Athletics Under 15 boys 300m Championship title at Bedford in August.
And he added the second fastest time in his age group for the 400m when he posted 50.61 seconds for second place at the English Schools Championships at Gateshead in July.
He is one of several West Cheshire AC members who have secured places in the UK top-20 age group ranking lists for 2012.
Multi-eventer Olivia Montez-Brown, who capped her year with a double success story while representing England at a British Schools International Match in Glasgow, posted 4,337 points in the under 17 womens heptathlon to conclude the year in second spot for her age group.
Olivia also secured fourth place in the under 17 womens 80m hurdles after clocking 11.69 seconds, 10th place in the triple jump rankings with 11.35m, and 18th spot in the long jump with 5.51m.
Emily Ball powered her way to fourth place in the under 15 girls shot put rankings with 11.79m, and up to sixth position in the discus with 34.90m.
Kelly Baker hit 11.51m for fourth place in the under 17 womens shot ranking list and placed 18th in the under 20 womens list, while James McMahon catapulted himself up to ninth spot in the under 15 boys pole vault with 3-35m.
Alice Barnsley secured ninth position in the under 13 girls 100m rankings with a time of 13.1 seconds.
Dave McKay powered his way up to 16th spot in the mens javelin lists after a throw of 67.96m at Birminghams Alexander Stadium in June.
Zac Barnsley secured 19th spot in the under 15 boys 100m with 11.5 seconds, with Michael Bailiff cleared 1-97m for 20th position in the under 20 mens high jump, and Charlotte Williamson posted 20th spot in the under 15 girls 75m hurdles with 11.9 seconds.
Former West Cheshire AC members Amy Williams (Sale Harriers) and Amy Hinchly (Vale Royal) also achieved impressive 2012 performances.
Williams topped the under 15 girls long jump (6.07m) ranking list and is ranked 17th in the UK womens list after her impressive victory at Gateshead in the English Schools Championship.
She is also top of the under 15 girls triple jump (11.48m) ranking list, and is 14th on the high jump list after a clearance of 1-60m.
Hinchly finished 2012 joint top of the under 15 girls 1500m list with four minutes 33.48 seconds, and is ranked 11th in the under 17 womens 1500m list, as well as being 13th in the under 15 girls 800m with 2:15:95.

Round the Walls – RACE STILL ON, BUT NO JUNIOR FUN RUN

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE 2012 RACE: Due to severely waterlogged conditions, the route of the main race will be amended to avoid the grass on the racecourse, but to still include the walls and to start and finish in the grounds of the racecourse. However, the one-mile fun run that usually takes place on the racecourse will NOT be run this year. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Olivia Wins Schools International Pentathlon

Olivia Montez-Brown has capped her memorable year with an international success.The 16 year-old West Cheshire AC multi-eventer represented England at the Schools International Pentathlon match staged in Glasgow, where she won individual and team gold for her country in the over 18 girls competition.
Olivia, who lives in Great Sutton and is a pupil at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School, posted a new personal best of 3,345 points.
She hit 8.87m in the shot put and clocked a new personal best 60m hurdles time of 8.92 seconds, before long jumping 5.49m, and clearing 1-54m in the high jump.
Olivia then rounded the 800m in a time of two minutes 37.5 seconds and was supported by her team mates Emily Dixon, Rhiann Beaumont and Jordanna Morrish to earn England pole position.
The talented teenager won the Northern Indoor under 17 womens 60m hurdles title at Sheffield in January and claimed the 80m hurdles title at the Mason Trophy Inter-Counties Schools Championships in June at Stoke.
Success in the sprint hurdles at both the Cheshire County Clubs and Schools Championships in May and June, was followed by a gold medal display in the long jump at Hull in Julys Northern Championships.
Olivia won the North West Schools Under 17 Womens Combined Events Championships at Crewe in June with 4,337 points, and finished third at Bedford in the English Schools Under 17 Womens Heptathlon Championships in September with 4,330 points.

Sonny Dean and Tamsin OKeefe have both been crowned champions.

Sonny Dean and Tamsin O Keefe have both been crowned champions.The West Cheshire AC youngsters clinched individual gold medal positions in their respective age groups at the final round of the North Staffs Cross Country League staged at Leek.
Dean won the under 11 boys race in a time of seven minutes 30 seconds to finish on six points overall and seven points clear of second placed clubmate Paul Morrison who compiled 13 points after finishing seventh at Leek in 7:59.

O Keefe celebrated success in the under 11 girls age group after winning the Leek race in 8:26 and finishing top individual overall on eight points – seven points ahead of her nearest rival

WCAC Schools Cross-country Series Round 2 results

Provisional results from the second round of the West Cheshire AC Schools Cross-country Series on December 1st can be found at http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/Offroad/crosscountry/junopenschoolscc

WCAC Endurance League

Mark Davies and Julie Wood still well clear at the head of the points tables with one month to go. See http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/roadracing/pointscomp

Cross-country Championships Entries

Club members wishing to enter the Cheshire, Liverpool and District, Northern or National Cross-country Championships should return the notice slip(http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/docs/load.php?id=1652), with payment, to Mike Lamb, Dennis Wall or their coach by the dates shown on the slip.
Venues, closing dates and race dates are as follows:

Cheshire Cross-country, Nantwich: 24-12-12; 05-01-13
English Northern Cross-country, Knowsley: 15-12-12; 26-01-13
Liverpool and District Cross-country, Liverpool: 03-02-13; 10-02-13
English National Cross-country, Sunderland: 29-12-12; 23-02-13

More details available on the Cross-country Championships page, via the Off Road and Cross-country pages.

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