Press report: Ewan Vaults New Barrier at Stanney

EWAN BRADLEY catapulted himself to a new personal best at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

The talented West Cheshire AC multi-eventer cleared a new personal best height of four metres in the under 17 men’s pole vault competition at the Youth Development Track and Field League fixture.

Bradley, who missed out on selection for last year’s English Schools Championships, has demonstrated impressive form so far this season.

He underlined his all-round ability with a grade one winning time of 13.8 seconds in the 100m hurdles and cleared a grade four height of 1-70m for second spot in the high jump.

Bradley was backed up in his age group by Matthew Webb who won the 400m (54.8 seconds); Will Scott (second in B high jump (1-60m), Adam Howe (first in B Discus with 27.71m), Ben Grinter (first in B Javelin with 23.26m), Matthew Douglass, Paul Morrison, Sion Roberts, Harvey Tegg, Nathan Partington, and Charlie Clarke.

The under 17 men’s quartet of Bradley, Morrison, Howe, and Daniel Pagan won the 4x400m relay in a time of 3:59.3.

Jac Goodall (9.63m) and Will Rattray (7.47m) teamed up for a double success story in the under 20 men’s shot, and they also added to their club’s points tally with Goodall winning the B 2000m steeplechase (7:20.8), B 1500m (4:30.0), and B hammer (24.41m), and Rattray celebrated wins in the discus (27.03m) and hammer (30.80m).

Ethan Milligan won the under 20 men’s high jump (1-70m), while Ethan Greenland clocked a winning time of 6:51.8 in the 2000m steeplechase, and Joseph Morrison won the B 800m (2:05.0), and Rory Willson posted a winning time of 11:25.3 in the B 3000m.

Michael Ozoemelam, Ben Rutherford, Sam Paton, Dave Dentith, Ethan Ackroyd, and Oliver James also provided support in the under 20 men’s competition.

Evie Tipping powered her way to victory with a grade two throw of 49.12m in the under 17 women’s hammer, and also won the B shot with 9m alongside other team mates Rabana Saith, Lily Moorhouse, Lauren Jones, and Christina Broome.

Emma Howe and Issy Clarke combined for a double success story in the under 20 women’s javelin event.

Howe, who is hoping to be selected for the European Under 18 Youth Championships, nailed a winning throw of 42.03m at Ellesmere Port and was backed up in her age group by team mates Beth McMahon and Lauren Dimbylow,

MATCH RESULT: 1 Preston Harriers 754 points; 2 Wirral AC 682; 3 Stockport Harriers 620; 4 West Cheshire AC 588; 5 Lancaster and Morecambe AC 460; 6 Leigh Harriers 457; 7 Crewe and Nantwich AC 366; 8 Bolton United Harriers 307.

The final round of the under 17 and under 20 Youth Development League will be held at Leigh on Sunday, July 1.

SEVERAL West Cheshire AC youngsters competed at Monday’s Trafford AC Open Medal Meeting at Longford Park.

Ruby Wisbey posted 11.39 seconds in the 70m hurdles and 10.55 seconds in the 75m, while Maddi Mercer clocked 10.76 for the 75m and 22.17 in the 150m

Sophie Haslam posted 11.38 (75m) and 1:56.59 (600m), while Ruby Phillips clocked 12.29 (75m) and 2:05.29 (600m); Aimee Phillips 23.76 (150m) and 4:37.54 (1200m), and Macy Brett 23.93 (150m) and 1:56.41 (600m).

Ava Byrne long jumped 4.17m and hit 18.60m in the javelin while her sister Lola long jumped 3.58m and hit 23m in the javelin, and Jodi Bemand nailed 20.71m in the javelin and Sara Pearson hit 5.98m in the shot put.

DAVE ALEXANDER, Ellie Robinson, Kerry Riley, Joy Hickman, Claire Harris, Angela Tegg, and Peter Smith competed for West Cheshire AC at the Mynydd Myfyr Hill Run at Trefonen, near Oswestry.

FIXTURES this weekend include the second round of the Cheshire Track and Field League at Macclesfield this Saturday (11.45am start), and the second round of the Northern Track and Field League at Wakefield on Sunday (11.30am start).

Posted by Dave Alexander
28th May 2018

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