Press Report: Members are Top of the Class in Schools Test

JESSICA LARK and Harriet Wheeler both achieved Championship Best Performances on Saturday at the Cheshire Schools Track and Field Championships.

Jessica clocked 2:11.6 seconds at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track to smash the Intermediate Girls 800m record that had stood since 1996.

And Harriet launched the Intermediate Girls javelin to a new record mark of 50.05m, improving the previous record by more than three metres which had been held by Emma Howe since 2017.

Both West Cheshire Athletic Club members will now be focusing their sights on the English Schools Championships being held later this month, and then hopefully selection for England in August at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Trinidad.

Sidney Shorrock and Stephanie Jones also claimed new Championship Best Performances at the weekend.

Sidney achieved a new Junior Girls shot put record of 9.68m to improve a mark that had stood since 2018, while Stephanie won the Senior Girls long long title with 5.79m to better the previous record which had been held since 1996.

Impressive performances from West Cheshire AC members were registered by Nathan Brassington, Kara Stoll, Yasmin Smith, Fergus Garland, Isaac Pembleton, Rebecca Smith, Emily Owen, Holly Bosworth, Jack Nash, Matthew Jones, Ruby Wisbey, Beth Manson, Macy Brett, Carys Manson, Millie Warren, Sebastian Whiteley, Theo Shepherd, Jacob Gardner, Evan Miller, Ruby Billington, Charlotte Austin, Grace Fairweather, Eleanor Wheeler, Ellie Stammers, Emma Bradley, Ursula Archer, Sophie Mulcaster, and Grace Andrews.

Nathan hit a winning mark of 12.91m in the intermediate boys shot put, Kara powered her way to victory with 44.68m in the intermediate girls hammer, and Yasmin won the senior girls 100m in 12.4 seconds.

Fergus won the senior boys 400m title win 54.4 seconds, Isaac won the junior boys long jump with 5.30m, Rebecca won the intermediate girls shot put with 10.06m, Emily posted 12.6 seconds in her intermediate girls 100m final, and Holly clocked 25.8 seconds in her intermediate girls 200m final. 

Jack won the intermediate boys 200m final in 23.8 seconds, Matthew rounded the intermediate boys 1500m in 4:18.4, and Ruby Wisbey achieved 5.51m in the senior girls long jump.

Beth clocked 42.5 seconds in her junior girls 300m final, while Macy and Carys posted 50.7 and 51.8 seconds respectively in their intermediate girls 300m hurdles final.

Millie posted 13.0 seconds in her junior girls 100m final and Sebastian hit 10.25m in the junior boys shot put.

Theo posted 23.3 seconds in the junior boys 200m final, while Jacob and Evan clocked 40.0 and 40.6 seconds respectively in the junior boys 300m final.

Ruby Billington and Charlotte cleared 1-40m in the junior girls high jump, while Grace hit 23.71m in the junior girls javelin.

Eleanor rounded the junior girls 1500m in 5:21.5, Ellie cleared 1-35m in the intermediate girls high jump, while Emma negotiated the junior girls 75m hurdles final in 15.3 seconds.

Ursula clocked 28.3 seconds in her junior girls 200m final, while Sophie and Grace rounded the junior girls 800m final in times of 2:42.7 and 2:46.6 respectively.

JACK ARNOLD and Nia Manson both represented West Cheshire AC in the Welsh Junior Fell Running Championships.

Jack won the under 11 boys race and Nia achieved third position in her under 13 girls age group event.

DAVE SUTTON and Steve Fernyhough represented West Cheshire AC at the Scotland Ultra 50 Miles Race.

Dave finished 18th in 14 hours nine minutes 30 seconds and Steve achieved 15:22:55 for 30th position in the event which started in St Johns Town of Dalry and finished in Moffat.

FIXTURES this weekend include the second round of the Cheshire Track and Field League at Queensway Stadium, Wrexham, on Saturday (11.45am start), the Mason Trophy Schools Inter Counties Track and Field Championships at Northwood Stadium, Stoke on Trent, on Saturday, and the Northern Track and Field League at Bebington Oval on Sunday (10.30am start).

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 Under 13s and Under 15s Youth Development Track and Field League fixture on Saturday, July 8, and the Cheshire Track and Field League match on Sunday, September 3.
West Cheshire AC will also host 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
12th June 2023

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