Press report: Top Marks Before Schools Test

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club’s talented trio of George Hyde, Emma Howe, and Ethan Milligan all celebrated top marks at Bolton.

The talented teenagers, who will join team mate Evie Tipping in the Cheshire Schools squad at next month’s English Schools Track and Field Championships, all impressed to earn their club third team position at the penultimate round of the under 17 and under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League.

Hyde produced a grade one winning under 17 men’s put of 16.69m in the shot and powered his way to victory in the hammer with 43.49m.

Howe launched the under 17 women’s javelin to a grade one winning mark of 44.67m and nailed a winning put of 8.97m in the shot.

And Milligan catipulted himself to a winning clearance of 1-75m in the under 20 men’s high jump competition.

The trio were backed up by Katie Clarke who secured success in the under 20 women’s 3,000m (10:39.7), 1500m steeplechase (5:49.7), and discus (15.46m).

And another 10 West Cheshire members enjoyed success at the meeting held at Leverhulme Park.

Ethan Greenland rounded the under 20 men’s 3,000m in a winning time of 9:42.6 alongside B winner and team mate Jac Goodall (10:28.3), and added success in the 2,000m steeplechase (7:36.3).

Jacob Simmonds clocked a winning time of 53.5 seconds in the under 17 men’s 400m, while Will Rattray (34.84m) and Will Scott (30.90m) combined for maximum points in the under 17 men’s discus.

Maisie Tipping continued her impressive run of form by securing sucess in the under 17 women’s 300m hurdles with a time of 48.6 seconds, and Beth McMahon won the B under 17 women’s 800m (2:24.9).

Dave Dentith rounded the under 20 men’s 800m in a winning time of 2:16.0, while Rory Willson posted 10:20.0 for top spot in the under 17 men’s B 3,000m, and Sam Grinter nailed a winning throw of 31.22m in the under 17 men’s B javelin.

Other valuable points were scored by sprinters Zac Barnsley, Jack Jones, Jake Gibson, Daniel Pagan, Josh Ford, Harriet Alexander and sisters Chloe and Laura Mount, middle distance runners Joseph Morrison, Sonny Dean, Paul Morrison, Sion Roberts, Lily Moorhouse, and Issy Clarke.

MATCH RESULT: 1 Wirral 607 points; 2 Wigan 565; 3 West Cheshire 446; 4 Crewe and Nantwich 432; 5 Bolton 301; 6 Border 145; 7 Team North Cumbria 99.

The final round will be held at Whitehaven on Sunday, July 23.

EWAN BRADLEY of West Cheshire AC celebrated a hat-trick of personal bests at the North West Schools Regional Combined Events Championships.

The youngster long jumped 5.14m, cleared 1.68m in the high jump, and hit 10.28m in the shot put on his way to pocketing 3,458 points for 10th spot overall and helped Cheshire finish third in the team competition.

STEPHANIE JONES produced a new personal best of 4.66m to win the girls long jump at the Cheshire Schools Year Seven Track and Field Championships at Warrington’s Victoria Park.

Jones, a member of West Cheshire AC, represented Chester and will now represent her county against Merseyside at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Monday, July 3.

ELLIE ROBINSON, Lisa Davies and Val Ormsby combined for West Cheshire AC at the Tattenhall Tough Team Race and finished second in the veteran ladies category.

The West Cheshire trio of Clare Mallon, Peter Smith and Chris Palmer finished fourth in the Mixed Team category, and other West Cheshire AC finishers included Darren Shillington and Julian and Angela Tegg, Sarah Hughes, Steve Hughes, Isabel Robertson,and Anthony Woodall.

FIXTURES this weekend include the second round of the Cheshire Track and Field League at Eccles on Sunday (12 noon start). A coach will leave Ellesmere Port Sports Village at 10am, but seats must be booked in advance.

The Cheshire and Warrington Schools Sports Games will be held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Wednesday, July 5, (10am start), the Deestriders Off Road Grand Prix Race will be held at Shotton on Thursday, July 6 (7.30pm start); and the Chester Primary Schools Athletics Championships will be held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Friday, July 7.


Posted by Dave Alexander
27th June 2017

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