Press Report: Youngsters’ Home Win

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club’s youngsters capitalised on home advantage with a team success at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

The purple-vested outfit scored a seven points victory at the opening round of the Under 13 and Under 15 Youth Development Track and Field League.

Mia Johnson impressed with a new under 13 girls club record time of 9.9 seconds for success in the 75m and added victories in the 150m (19.1) and long jump (4.28m).

She was backed up by Lucy Caldwell who won both the B 100m (11.0), and B 150m (22.0), Amelia Snowden who won the 800m (2:43.0), Lauren Higgins who cleared a winning height of 1-35m in the high jump, Mollie Garratt, Nia Manson, and Lydia Chambers.

The quartet of Mia, Lauren, Amelia, and Lucy combined to win the 4x100m relay in a time of 57.6 seconds.

Theo Shepherd (12.0 and 23.5) and Josh Stirling (12.9 and 26.1) teamed up for a double success story in the under 15 boys 100m and 200m sprints.

Isaac Pembleton won the long jump with 4.89m, and Will Rawson triumphed in the javelin with 29.20m, while Evan Miller produced a hat-trick of personal bests in the 800m (2:21.9), high jump (1-50m), and javelin (20.46m).

Jacob Gardner and Ellis Williams teamed up with Theo and Josh for a winning time of 50.5 seconds in the 4x100m relay, and other valuable point scorers on the day were Daniel Walker, Noah Woolgar, and Daniel Hooker.

Emilia Pyper and Arwen Thorne combined for maximum points in the under 15 girls javelin with winning marks of 21.78m and 19.64m respectively.

Beth Manson clocked a winning time of 42.8 seconds in the 300m and secured success in the B long jump with 4.44m, backed up by team mates Macey Jones, Lydia Walker, Millie Warren, Ursula Archer, Grace Andrews, Ruby Billington, Eleanor Wheeler, Mae Grant, and Satine Wearden.

Dylan Gledhill sliced 12.6 seconds off his previous personal best in the under 13 boys 1200m to post 4:12.4, supported in his age group by Jacob Downe, Oliver Kimpton, Noah Booth, George Grimsditch, Harry McKenna and David Wheldon.

TEAM RESULT: 1 West Cheshire AC 455 points; 2 Deeside AAC 448; 3 Team Isle of Man Youth 428; 4 Southport Waterloo AC 395; 5 Bolton United Harriers & AC 349; 6 Blackpool Wyre & Fylde AC 233. 

The next round will be held at Stanley Park, Blackpool, on Saturday, June 3.

JAMIE RICHARDSON, representing West Cheshire AC, won the Run Aintree Half Marathon in a new West Cheshire AC Under 20 record time of 1:13:44, slicing eight minutes off the previous record.

Kimberly Morris was second in her over-45 age group with a time of 26:04 at the Run Aintree 5k Race, alongside husband David, who was sixth over-35 man in 22:33, and son, Lewis, who posted 20:17 for sixth position.

JODI BEMAND clocked 44:17 in the Tod Crag Junior Fell Running Championships held in the Lake District.

FIXTURES this weekend include the Cheshire County Track and Field Championships being hosted by West Cheshire AC at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track on Saturday and Sunday (10.15am start), and the second round of the Cheshire Road Running Grand Prix which is the Park Run Chester on Saturday (9am start).

ENTRIES close on May 19 for the Northern Under 20 and Senior Track and Field Championships being held at SportCity, Manchester, on June 3 and 4. The online entry link is:

THE final round of the Borders Road Running League will be held at Prestatyn on Wednesday 17th May. Further details can be found here:

ENTRIES are now open for the annual Tattenhall Tough Team Race being held on the evening of Friday, June 23. The race is for teams of three – female, male or mixed – and is about 9 miles long with a mixture of roads and trails. Full details are at:

WEST CHESHIRE AC will host the Cheshire Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships (Saturday, June 10), at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track, as well as Cheshire Track and Field League match on Sunday, September 3; a Under 13s and Under 15s Youth Development Track and Field League fixture on Saturday, July 8; and a Northern Track and Field League fixture on Saturday, May 20. 
West Cheshire AC will also host the County Round of the English Schools Track and Field Cup on Wednesday, May 17; the North West Regional B Final of the English Schools Track and Field Cup on Wednesday, June 14; the Chester Primary Schools Track and Field Championships on Monday, June 19; the Ellesmere Port and Neston Primary Schools Track and Field Championships on Friday, June 23; and the Cheshire v Merseyside Year Seven Track and Field Schools Championships on Wednesday, July 5. 

Posted by Dave Alexander
8th May 2023

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