Press Report: Northern Titles for WCAC Duo

THEO SHEPHERD and Aiden Hilton have secured Northern Indoor titles in Sheffield.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club duo pocketed regional championship victories after producing impressive performances at the English Institute of Sport Arena.

Theo won the under 15 boys 200m final in a time of 24.09 seconds and Aiden won the under 13 boys 60m title with a time of 8.46 seconds, and added a bronze medal in the 200m final with a time of 28.79 seconds.

Club mates Macey Jones and Ruby Billington also pocketed medals at the fixture, with Macey delivering 8.05 seconds in the under 15 girls 60m final and 4.89m in the long jump for two silver medals, and Ruby cleared 1-45m in the under 15 girls high jump to secure a bronze medal.

Lydia Walker, Mae Grant, Beth Manson, and Ruby Phillips also represented West Cheshire AC at the event.

SEVERAL West Cheshire AC youngsters will represent Cheshire at next month’s English Schools Cross Country Championships in Nottingham.

Sam Hollins and Henry Robinson secured their places on the start line at Wollaton Park on Saturday, March 18, after finishing second and fifth respectively in the Senior Boys race at Saturday’s Cheshire Schools Championships held at Knights Grange, Winsford.

Emilia Pyper secured her county vest after finishing third in the Junior Girls race, and Daniel Walker registered fifth spot in the Junior Boys race to earn his county vest.

Jodi Bemand (Senior Girl) and Nancy Farmer (Intermediate Girl) both finished sixth in their respective races, while Matthew Jones (10th), Ellis Hancock (14th) and Andrew Barratt (21st) completed the Intermediate Boys race.

Six West Cheshire AC members will represent Cheshire against Merseyside in the annual year seven schools cross country fixture scheduled to be held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Wednesday, March 29.

Harriet Beattie (fifth), Lauren Higgins (sixth), Anna Birkett-Evans (10th), Megan Hughes (12th), and Issy Stammers (18th) completed the Year Seven Girls race at Winsford to secure their Cheshire places, and Dylan Gledhill rounded the Year Seven Boys race in 20th spot to secure his county vest.

FIXTURES this weekend include the West Cheshire AC Annual Awards Presentation Evening on Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester; the Manchester Cross Country League at Sherdley Park, St Helens, on Saturday; the North Wales Cross Country League at The Marches School, Oswestry, on Saturday; the England Athletics Under 15s, Under 17s, and Under 20s Indoor Track and Field Championships at Sheffield on Saturday and Sunday; and a Manchester Open Indoor Track and Field Meeting on Sunday.

FORTHCOMING fixtures include the Ellesmere Port, Neston and Helsby Secondary Schools Sportshall Competition at Whitby on Wednesday, February 15; the English Cross Country Championships at Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall, on Saturday, February 25; the Chester Ultra 50 Miles Race from Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday, March 4; the Chester Primary Schools Cross Country Championships at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Monday, March 6; the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships at Loughborough on Saturday, March 11; and the Manchester Cross Country League on Saturday, March 11; the Manchester Indoor Open Track and Field Meeting on Sunday, March 12; and the Chester 10k Road Race on Sunday, March 12.

Posted by Dave Alexander
6th February 2023

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