Five West Cheshire AC girls will compete at this year’s English Schools’ Track and Field Championships.

Sian Kelman, Kelly Baker, Bryony Potter, Alice Jennings, and Alice McMahon will all line-up for action at the Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, for the prestigious two-day championships, on Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11.
Upton High pupil Sian, who has just claimed the North of England Under 20 Ladies long jump title, will represent Cheshire in the Senior Girls 200m.
Kelly, from Bishops High, Chester, will attempt to continue her impressive form in the Junior Girls shot put competition.
Alice Jennings, a pupil at Chester Catholic High School, hopes to progress in the Junior Girls 75m hurdles.
Ellesmere Port Catholic High School pupil, Alice McMahon, will be looking to demonstrate her lightning pace in the Junior Girls 200m.
Little Sutton-based Bryony, a student at Wirral Grammar, will be aiming to impress for the Merseyside team in the Senior Girls 200m.
Other Chester and District-based pupils selected for the Cheshire squad include Whitby High’s Danielle Bentley (Intermediate Girls javelin); Victoria Anderson, from Queens, Chester, in the Intermediate Girls high jump; Harry Ellis, from Helsby, in the Senior Boys 1500m; and Matthew Spencer, from Kings, Chester, in the Junior Boys shot.

3rd Place for Alice at NW Schools Combined Events

Alice Jennings representing Cheshire finished third in the Junior Girls pentathlon which attracted 25 competitors at the English Schools Combined Events Championships, held at Stanley Park, Blackpool. Alice will now compete at the English Schools Combined Events finals at Bedford in September.Alice clocked 12.3 seconds in the 75m hurdles, hit 8.01m in the shot, cleared 1-51m in the high jump, posted 3.85m in the long jump, and clocked 2:33.1 in the 800m.

Michael Bailiff completed the Junior Boys pentathlon and included a 16.3 seconds 80m hurdles, 7.57m shot, 3.84m long jump, 1-61m high jump, and 800m time of 2:29.4

Sian Kelman crowned North of England Women’s champion.

The West Cheshire AC member claimed the under 20 women’s long jump title with 5.23m at the Northern Athletics Championships held at Sport City, Manchester.Sian who lives in Chester, was joined at the event by Ellesmere Port-based David McKay who secured fourth place in the men’s javelin event with a throw of 65.88m.
Emily Fisher finished fourth in the under 20 women’s javelin final with 29.80m.
Carl Van Schie secured fourth position in the Senior Men’s pole vault with a PB clearance of 3-90m and he posted 23.09 seconds in his heat of the 200m.
Bryony Potter posted 12.86 seconds for fifth position in the under 20 women’s 100m final after finishing third in her qualifying heat with 12.62 seconds.
And Bryony finished sixth in her 200m final in 26.10 seconds after clocking 25.98 seconds in her heat, while Shona Valentine posted 26.50 seconds in her heat.
Alec Beaney rounded the under 20 men’s 5000m in a time of 16 minutes 14.42 seconds for fifth position.
Niamh Reilly launched the javelin 36.95m for fifth position in the senior women’s competition, and Lauren Hunt spun the discus to a mark of 35.30m for seventh place in the senior women’s event.

Seniors compete at Super8 & Combined Events Champs

Carl Van Schie posted third place at the Northern Senior and Under 20 Combined Events Championships incorporated in the England Championships.
The West Cheshire AC decathlete included five new bests in the two-day competition and equalled his best points total of 6,352 to finish 11th overall in the England Championships.

He grabbed a new shot best of 11.10m before clearing a new high jump best of 1-83m on day one which also featured 11.71 seconds in the 100m, 6.26m in the long jump, and 50.68 seconds in the 400m.

Carl started the second day with a new 110m hurdles best of 16.44 seconds and added a new javelin best of 44.72m, and a 1500m best of four minutes 32.83 seconds.

Carl’s other two results included a 33.70m throw in the discus, and a 3-76m clearance in the pole vault.

West Cheshire AC duo Dave McKay and Nicola Gore represented Manchester in the new Super8 Track and Field Meeting at Cardiff.

Dave finished fifth in the men’s javelin with a throw of 65.47m and Nicola finished seventh in the women’s shot event with a put of 10.83m.

Road Racing Success

Steve Crowe and Andrew Clague have been crowned Cheshire Road Race Champions.Steve Crowe won the overall Cheshire men’s 5k title in a time of 16:24 after finishing third overall in the Hollins Green 5k Road Race which incorporated the Cheshire Championships.
Steve finished behind eventual winner Gareth Booth (Horwich RMI) and Rob Hughes (Salford Harriers) who was second.
Andrew Clague won the Cheshire over-40 men’s title with a time of 17 minutes 48 seconds, and Tony Thackray finished in 26:17.

Further Northern League Success

West Cheshire AC’s senior squad have strengthened their hopes of promotion.The Chester and Ellesmere Port-based club enhanced their command at the top of the Northern Senior Track and Field League Division Two West table after their second round match at Litherland.
Match Report at

Match Result: 1 West Cheshire 407 points; 2 Blackpool Wyre and Fylde 379; 3 Southport Waterloo 336; 4 St Helens Sutton 313; 5 Liverpool Pembroke Sefton 302; 6 Manx 201.
League Standings after two rounds: 1 West Cheshire 808 (12 points); 2 Blackpool Wyre and Fylde 743 (10); 3 St Helens Sutton 655 (7); 4 Southport Waterloo 633 (6); 5 Liverpool Pembroke Sefton 618 (5); 6 Manx 496 (2).ANDREW CLAGUE and Steve

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