Dave McKay invited to Olympic Trials

The West Cheshire AC all-rounder has experienced his best season ever in the javelin after capturing the Cheshire title and nailing a new personal best while representing Cheshire in the CAU Inter-Counties Meeting staged at Bedford.
The Ellesmere Port-based thrower, who has thrown a new best distance of 70.43m this year, has been a key figure in West Cheshire AC’s Northern Track and Field League squad and has helped the club into second place after two rounds of the four-round series of fixtures.

Dave will travel to compete in the Olympic Trials javelin event which is scheduled to be held at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium, on July 11-13.

Northern Athletics Senior and U20 Championships

Dave Mckay wins silver with a new Javelin PB and club record with a massive throw of 70.43m. Lauren Hunt also won silver in the discus 34.80m, Sian Kelman won bronze in the long jump and achieved a new club record 5.46m.

Northern League, Wavertree

Dave McKay powered his way to a hat-trick of victories.The Cheshire Men’s County Javelin champion played a key role in helping West Cheshire AC secure 3rd position in the 2nd round of the Northern Track and Field League held at Wavertree, Liverpool.
With a throw of 61.88m in the javelin, he added further maximum points from the shot (12.50m), and the 110m hurdles (18.2 seconds). Dave was joined by Merseyside County 800m champion, Alex Haswell, who rounded the two laps in a time of 2:00.1. Michael Lyness, won the B 400m hurdles in 65.9s, and the B pole vault with a clearance of 2-90m, while Andrew Gore launched himself to 3.00m in the A pole vault and the B javelin (44.57m).
Nicola Gore spearheaded the charge from the ladies squad with a double success story.
The Cheshire county champion delivered a winning put of 10.96m in the shot and spun the discus to a top mark of 37.89m, adding second spot in the hammer (32.24m).
Sam Galley blasted her way to victory in the B 100m (13.0 seconds), while Rebecca Grimes negotiated the B 400m hurdles in 77.1 seconds for success.
Emily Clarke B long jump of 5.01m alongside Sian Kelman who finished second with 5.39m.

MATCH RESULT: 1 Preston 369 points; 2 Liverpool Pembroke Sefton 361; 3 West Cheshire 352.5; 4 Southport Waterloo 312.5; 5 Lancaster and Morecambe & Kendal 299; 6 Seaton 265.

England Athletics Combined Events Championships

Decathlete Carl Van Schie finished 15th in the England Athletics Combined Events Competition and 2nd in the North of England competition held at Alexander Stadium Birmingham,with a final points total of 6002. From a starting line up of 26 competitors Carl achieved personal best performances in the 100m 11.34s and High Jump 1.79m .

Volunteers found for Relay team co-ordinators

The club would like to convey thanks to Sam Earl and Debbie Baker for agreeing to volunteer for the event on July 5 at Macclesfield
Members wanting to compete in the relays should contact Debbie or Sam at a club training session before the June 24 closing date. For more information see http://www.cheshireaa.com/index.aspx

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