WCAC News: County Bounty for WCAC at Home Track

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club members pocketed 80 medals at the Cheshire Track and Field Championships held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

The purple-vested outfit achieved 29 gold medals, 30 silver medals and 21 bronze medal performances at the two-day annual fixture hosted by their club.

Harriet Wheeler celebrated a new under 17 women’s championship record after launching the javelin to a winning mark of 47.21m.

Emma Holmes won the under 20 women’s 200m (24.79 seconds) and secured second spot in the 400m (56.19 seconds) in new club record times.

Danielle Erskine achieved a new senior women’s triple jump record with a winning performance of 10.26m, and Andy Parker rounded the senior men’s 200m in a new over-45 age group record time of 24.63 seconds.

Jodi Bemand established a new under 20 women’s 5,000m club record of 19:44.65, and won the 2,000m steeplechase in a time of 7:52.59.

Lauren Higgins completed a hat-trick of title victories in the under 13 girls 1200m (4:16.01), 70m hurdles (13.28), and high jump (1-35m).

Kara Stoll powered her way to success in the under 17 women’s hammer with a throw of 42.96m and spun the discus to a winning mark of 20.80m, while her mum, Sharon, pocketed a silver medal in the discus with 15.76m.

Emilia Pyper lifted the Marie Birkenhead Mile Cup after posting a winning time of 5:14.29 in the under 15 girls 1500m.

Mollie Garratt won the under 13 girls long jump with 3.63m, while Carys Manson negotiated the under 17 women’s 300m hurdles in a winning time of 51.19 seconds.

Maya Jennings grabbed glory in the under 13 girls 75m sprint with a time of 10.75 seconds, and Lydia Walker claimed a gold medal from the under 15 girls 100m with a time of 13.45 seconds.

Theo Shepherd won the under 15 boys 100m with a new personal best time of 11.75 seconds and won the 200m title in 23.16 seconds, just 0.06 seconds away from equalling the club record.

Amelia Owen won the under 13 girls discus and shot put titles with 17.16m and 5.87m respectively, while Satine Wearden (20.45m) won the under 15 girls discus title.

Fergus Garland posted 52.39 seconds for success in the under 20 men’s 400m.

Nathan Brassington achieved top spot in the under 17 men’s long jump with 5.90m, and Poppy McKenna won the under 11 girls long jump title with 3.34m.

Beth Manson clocked a winning time of 26.65 seconds in the under 15 girls 200m, while her younger sister, Nia, posted a winning time of 2:35.10 in the under 13 girls 800m.

Ruby Wisbey won the under 20 women’s shot put title with 9.09m, while Ruby Billington (1-40m), and Evan Miller (1-50m) won the under 15 girls and under 15 boys high jump titles respectively.

Paul Morrison claimed success in the final track event of the weekend, the senior men’s 800m, with a time of 2:05.63.

West Cheshire AC silver medallists included Dun Xue (under 17 men’s hammer), Megan Kettle (women’s hammer), Alan Littler (men’s high jump), Satine Wearden (under 15 girls hammer), Nathan Brassington (under 17 men’s high jump), Amelia Snowden (under 13 girls long jump), Holly Bosworth (under 17 womens high jump, long jump, 200m and 300m), Saskia Keresturova (under 11 girls 75m), Jacob Gardner (under 15 boys 300m), Charlie Wright (under 11 boys turbo javelin), Felicity Snowden (under 11 girls turbo javelin), Bradley Spurdens (men’s 400m and 800m), Nia Manson (under 13 girls 1200m), Ellis Hancock (under 17 men’s 1500m), Beth Manson (under 15 girls 300m), Eva Renshaw (under 20 womens javelin), Cosette Wearden (under 17 womens 3000m), Megan Hughes (under 13 girls 150m), Harriet Wheeler (under 17 womens shot put), Will Rawson (under 15 boys javelin), Dylan Gledhill (under 13 boys javelin), Mollie Garratt (under 13 girls high jump), and Ruby Wisbey (under 20 womens 100m hurdles). 

West Cheshire AC bronze medallists included: Mollie Garratt (under 13 girls 75m and 150m), Sam Cooper (under 13 boys 75m and long jump), Erin Barnard (under 15 girls 100m), Molly Gore (under 11 girls turbo javelin), Imogen Pughe (under 20 womens 400m), Nancy Farmer (under 17 womens 1500m), Paul Morrison (mens 1500m), Ruby Wisbey (under 20 womens javelin), Dun Xue (under 17 mens shot put), Amelia Snowden (under 13 girls javelin), Evan Miller (under 15 boys 200m), Yasmin Smith (under 20 womens 200m), Mae Grant (under 15 girls 75m hurdles and high jump), Barry Owens (mens javelin), Poppy McKenna (under 11 girls 600m), Nia Manson (under 13 girls shot put), Lauren Higgins (under 13 girls 800m).    

FIXTURES this weekend include the Northern Track and Field League first round being hosted by West Cheshire AC at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track on Saturday (11am start), and the Chester Half Marathon on Sunday (9am start), and the Great Manchester Run Half Marathon (8.27am start).

ENTRIES close this Friday, (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: www.race-results.co.uk

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: https://tattenhallrunners.niftyentries.com/Tough-Team-2023

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 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
16th May 2023

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