Press Report: Youngsters Combine for Track and Field Success

NATHAN BRASSINGTON and Sophie Haslam have booked their places in the English Schools Combined Events Championship Finals.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club duo demonstrated their ability at the North West Regional Combined Events Championships at Blackburn’s Witton Park Stadium.

Nathan, representing Cheshire, won the Junior Boys Pentathlon title and helped his county win the team event.

He clocked 12.3 seconds in his 80m hurdles, hit 12.14m in the shot put, long jumped 5.57m, cleared 1-62m in the high jump, and rounded 800m in 2:28.6 for 2,604 points.

He was backed up by county team mates Henry Smith who was fifth and James Hogarth in eighth spot.

Sophie, representing Junior Girls winners Merseyside, finished fifth in her Pentathlon competition.

She posted 13.3 seconds in her 75m hurdles, hit 6.36m in the shot put, cleared 1-38m in the high jump, long jumped 4.59m, and clocked 2:31.7 in the 800m for 2,447 points.

Sophie was backed up by team mate Sadie Madigan who won the title and by Renee Adams in sixth spot.

Cheshire also won the Intermediate Boys Octathlon and Intermediate Girls Heptathlon team titles.

WEST CHESHIRE AC completed their three-round Under 17/Under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League Division One West campaign in third position.

Sammy Hollins and Imogen Pughe both celebrated double victories during Sunday’s final round held at Blackpool’s Stanley Park.

Sammy won his 800m (2:07.4) and 1500m (4:18.3), and Imogen triumphed in both her 200m (27.4) and 400m (60.7) to earn their club third team position in Sunday’s competition. 

They were joined in the winners circle by team mates Fergus Garland (shot put), Matthew Jones (1500m), Jamie Richardson (3,000m),and Emma Holmes (100m).

Carys Manson, Emma Holmes, Aimee Phillips, and Imogen Pughe combined to win the 4x100m in 52.2 seconds.

And Alfie Lane, Fergus Garland, Robert Austin, and Lewis Parsons teamed up for a winning 4x100m relay time of 46.8 seconds.

Other important point-scoring West Cheshire AC team members included Henry Robinson, Fraser Campbell, Luke Parker, Ellis Hancock, Jodi Bemand, Abigail Cartwright, Francesca Pughe, and Rose Duggan.

ENTRIES for this year’s Guilden Sutton 10k race being organised by West Cheshire AC on Sunday 18th September (11am start) are now open. Please enter via the link:

FORTHCOMING fixtures include this Sunday’s Youth Development Under 13/Under 15 Track and Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village; the Cheshire Schools Summer Games at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on July 6; the English Schools Track and Field Championships at Manchester on July 8 and 9; Northern Track and Field League on July 10; Chester Primary Schools Track and Field Championships at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on July 11; and the Cheshire Track and Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on July 17.

Posted by Dave Alexander
28th June 2022

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