Press report: Wests Break Bests in Leeds and London

FATOUMATTA BOJANG had a day to remember at West Cheshire Athletic Club’s opening league match of the season.

The teenager clocked a new under 15 girls 300m club record time of 42.0 seconds, added a new 200m personal best of 27.0 seconds, and then combined with Lara Battersby, Stephanie Jones and impressive 4x300m anchor leg runner Imogen Pughe to post a new under 15 girls club record of 2:57.6 for victory.

The purple-vested squad finished the opening six-club match of their under 13 and under 15 Youth Development Track and Field League season at Becketts Park, Leeds, in third position.

Isla Shillington (27.82m) and Grace Scott (17.49m) combined for maximum points in the under 15 girls hammer, and Shillington powered her way to victory with 20.21m in the discus.

Lauren Williams, Abigail Cartwright, Jodi Bemand, Ava Byrne, and Ella Cutting also contributed to an impressive under 15 girls squad.

Carys Roberts delivered a winning time of 4:09.2 in the under 13 girls 1200m and was backed up by Jessica Lark who clocked 4:42.2.

The pair were supported in their age group by Maddie Mercer, Elizabeth Jones, Alexa Byrne, Ruby Wisbey, Martha Willetts, Georgina Duffey, Lola Byrne and Emma Powell.

Jack England nailed a winning throw of 35.96m in the under 15 boys hammer and was supported by Ivor Smith, Gabriel Mikoleizik, Uzezi Onomerike, Tyr Bujac, Henry Robinson, Sammy Hollins, Joseph Hancock, Jamie Richardson, William Wright, Michael Maxwell and Regan Stubbs

Fergus Garland, Callum Stow-Povall, Ted Williams, Finn Howard, Elliott Bujac, Connor Davies, Reece Munro and Dan Willetts teamed up for the under 13 boys squad.

The next round of the under 13 and under 15 Youth Development League is scheduled to take place at South Leeds Stadium on Saturday, May 19.

WULLIE McGARRELL, representing West Cheshire AC, celebrated a new personal best of 3:13:33 at the London Marathon.

He was joined in the sweltering heat of the capital by Angela Tegg who clocked a new West Cheshire AC over-45 women’s age group record of 3:55:47 alongside her husband Julian.

ETHAN ACKROYD represented Wales in the London Mini Marathon and completed the three miles in 16:10.

ELLIE ROBINSON, of West Cheshire AC, secured the over-40 women’s title with a time of 53:02 at the Ras Moel Wnion Fell Race near Bangor in North Wales.

ONLINE entries are now being accepted for the Cheshire Track and Field Championships being held at Macclesfield, on Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13. The online entry link can be found at: https://cheshire.athletics-uk.org/

FIXTURES this weekend include the Mid Cheshire 5k Road Race, at Kingsley Cricket Club, on Friday (7.15pm start) and the Essar Chester Half Marathon, from Chester Racecourse, on Sunday (9am start).

West Cheshire AC will be represented on Sunday at the opening round of the Under 17 and Under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League at Bebington Oval (11.15am start).

THE West Cheshire AC Schools Track & Field Cup takes place at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Thursday, May 3, (4pm start).

FURTHER details about West Cheshire Athletic Club can be found online at: www.westcheshireac.co.uk

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