Press Report: Ruby Celebrates with Silver and Bronze

RUBY WISBEY sparkled with a hat-trick of medal performances at Wavertree, Liverpool.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club youngster claimed a silver medal in the under 13 girls long jump, and bronze medals in the 100m and 200m at the Northern Track and Field Championships.

Wisbey achieved 4.79m to finish second in the long jump, just five centimetres behind the eventual winner, Larissa Pickering, from Barnsley, and posted 14.11 seconds and 28.94 seconds in the 100m and 200m finals respectively for bronze medals.

Other West Cheshire AC medallists at the two-day fixture included Evie Tipping and Jack England.

Tipping powered her way to third spot in the under 17 women’s hammer with a throw of 47.22m, and England was third in the under 15 boys hammer with a throw of 39.10m.

Imogen Pughe, Isla Shillington, Grace Scott, Christina Broome, Reece Munro, Matthew Webb, Carys Roberts, Uzezi Onomerike, Jamie Richardson, Emma Ashcroft, and Stephanie Jones also represented West Cheshire AC at the annual event.

Pughe finished fourth with a time of 26.59 seconds in the under 15 girls 200m final and was fifth in her 100m heat with a time of 13.43 seconds.

Shillington was fourth with a new personal best throw of 32.43m in the under 15 girls hammer, fifth in the discus with a new personal best of 28.45m, and ninth with 8.15m in the shot put, while Scott was 14th with 15.32m in the discus and sixth with a new personal best of 27.62m in the hammer.

Broome hit 10.45m for sixth spot in the under 17 womens shot put competition and Munro rounded the under 13 boys 800m final for sixth position in a time of 2:32.30.

Webb clocked a new personal best of 53.71 seconds for eighth spot in the under 17 mens 400m final, while Roberts clocked 2:31.78 in the under 13 girls 800m.

Onomerike clocked 13.47 seconds in his 100m heat, while Richardson completed his under 15 boys 1500m in a time of 4:40.04.

Ashcroft posted 14.40 seconds in her heat of the under 15 girls 100m and achieved 4.08m in the long jump, while Jones clocked 14.19 seconds in her 100m, 28.43 seconds in her 200m, 4.79m in the long jump, and 45.30 seconds in her 300m.

Former West Cheshire AC members Abigail Pawlett (100m and long jump) and Emily Misantoni (300m hurdles) were both crowned under 17 women’s title winners at Wavertree.

CLAIRE WILLIAMS of West Cheshire AC completed 5,000m at Bebington Oval for the latest round of the Wirral AC Endurance Track Series in a time of 22:21.7, ahead of club mates Clare Mallon (22:48.5), and Bob Benson (22:24.5).

CERYS ROWLANDS achieved a new long jump personal best and finished fourth in the under 11 girls 600m while representing West Cheshire AC at the Les Baldwin Memorial Wrexham Games,

DAVE ALEXANDER and Ellie Robinson represented West Cheshire AC and finished together in a time of 1:27:05 at the Two Hill Forts Nine Miles Fell Race at Llandyrnog.

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Essar Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race being held on Sunday, September 16. Further details can be found at:

FIXTURES this weekend include the Race The Train 14 miles fixture at Tywyn, Mid-Wales on Saturday (10am start), the Birchwood 10k Road Race near Warrington on Sunday (10am start), and the Warrington AC Open Track and Field Meeting on Sunday at Victoria Park (11.30am start).

Forthcoming fixtures include the Mid Cheshire 5k Road Race at Kingsley, on Thursday, August 23, (7.15pm start); the Welsh Inter Region Track and Field Championships at Brecon on Saturday, August 25, the Ellesmere 10k Road Race on Sunday, August 26, (11.15am start); the Moel Famau Hill Race, at Cilcain, on Monday, August 27, (1pm start); the Trafford AC Under 11s-Under 15s Track and Field Medal Meeting on Monday, August 27, (12 noon start); and the Wirral Seaside 5k, on Wednesday, August 29 (7pm start).

ROYDEN PARK, Thurstaston is the venue for the opening round of the Wirral Multi-Terrain Races on Tuesday, September 4 (7pm start), with Harrison Drive, Wallasey (September 11), Thurstaston Country Park (September 18), and Arrowe Park, Birkenhead (September 25), completing the series.

Posted by Dave Alexander
13th August 2018

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