WCAC warm up with wins at Warrington

ETHAN MILLIGAN and Emily Misantoni warmed up for the outdoor season with impressive victories.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club duo cleared winning heights in their respective high jump competitions at the George Edwards Memorial Meeting at Warrington.

Milligan catapulted his way to a new personal best of 1.85m in the under 17 mens event, while Misantoni pocketed a gold medal in the under 15 girls competition and added success in the 800m.

The pair were joined at Victoria Park by Lauren Jones who bagged a high jump bronze medal, and by Evie Tipping who appeared in both the hammer and shot put competitions.

Issy Clarke rounded the under 17 womens 1500m for top spot, while her elder sister, Katie, clocked 10 minutes 58.6 seconds in the under 20 womens 3,000m, and her brother Charlie rounded the 1500m.

Isaac Tait clocked a winning time of 2:31 in his 800m, and his brother Patrick posted a new 800m personal best, alongside West Cheshire team mates David Dentith and Ethan Butler.

Jac Goodall completed the under 17 mens 1500m and Richard Farley rounded the senior mens 800m, while Ann-Marie Tait appeared in the senior womens 3,000m.

Jacob Simmonds pocketed silver medals in the under 15 boys 200m and 300m, alongside Adam Howe and Dan Pagan who were fourth and fifth respectively in the 300m.

Charlie McMullan and Harley Shakespeare finished first and fourth respectively in the under 11 boys 600m, while Lara Battersby and Sara Pearson competed in the under 13 and under 11 girls age groups.

Maisie Tipping competed in the 200m and 300m, alongside Emma Howe, while Alan Littler rounded the 400m, and Alice Jennings competed in the under 23 womens high jump.

A number of West Cheshire members decided to compete in the Trafford Open Medal Meeting held on the same day.

Abi Pawlett clocked a new under 15 girls 75m hurdles best 12.5, and Anna Crayston achieved 4.63m in the under 15 girls long jump and clocked 2:31.1 in her 800m.

Stephanie Jones ran a new under 13 girls 800m personal best of 2:55.8, and clocked 22.9 in her 150m, alongside Jodi Bemand who negotiated the under 13 girls 70m hurdles in a new best of 13.8, posted 24.7 in the 150m.

Louis Tegg clocked a new under 11 boys 600m time of 2:10.1, and his brother Harvey ran an under 15 boys 800m seasons best of 2:31.7.

ROB LITTLE represented West Cheshire at the Wilmslow Half Marathon where he posted one hour 21 minutes five seconds for 86th position.

He was joined by clubmates Andy Carter (17th over-45 man in 1:24:42), Ellie Robinson (15th over-40 lady in 1:38:31), and Dave Alexander (86th over-45 man in 1:38:31).

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club will host the Trajan Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race on Wednesday, April 13, from Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton-By-Chester, (7pm start).

Runners who are yet to enter are being urged to do so quickly, with a race limit of 500 and no entries allowed on the night of the race.

Entries are currently being accepted online at: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/

FIXTURES this weekend include the Cheshire Track and Field League first round at Bebington Oval, on Sunday (12 noon start).

DEESIDE AAC are organising their Spring Open Meeting at the Deeside Stadium, Connahs Quay, on Saturday, April 16, (11am start). Entries close on Tuesday, April 12.

WIRRAL AC are organising their Open Medal Meeting at Bebington Oval, on Sunday, May 8, (11am start). Entries close on Saturday, April 30.

ENTRIES are now being taken for the Cheshire County AA Track and Field Championships being held at Macclesfield, on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15.

The closing date for postal entries only is Friday, April 29, and further details can be obtained online at: www.cheshireaa.com.

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