Press Report: PB for Harriet in Trinidad

HARRIET WHEELER powered her way to a silver medal at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Trinidad and Tobago.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club teenager achieved a new personal best mark of 51.50m while representing England in the under 17 women’s javelin competition at Port of Spain.

Harriet was making her third appearance in an England vest and her first appearance overseas to conclude a memorable season.

“I’m really proud to represent my country,” Harriet said after she had been presented with her medal alongside compatriot, Ayesha Jones, who won the event with a new personal best of 52.49m.

MIA JOHNSON pocketed three medals while representing West Cheshire AC at the Welsh Track and Field Championships at Newport, South Wales.

Mia celebrated victory in the under 13 girls 200m (26.91 seconds), and pocketed silver medals from the 100m (13.24 seconds) and long jump (4.35m).

FOUR West Cheshire AC youngsters bagged medals at Middlesbrough in the Northern Track and Field Championships.

Kara Stoll hit a mark of 42.27m to claim a silver medal in the under 17 women’s hammer competition, while Ruby Billington, Theo Shepherd and Sidney Shorrock all pocketed bronze medals.

Ruby cleared 1-45m for third spot in the under 15 girls high jump, while Theo clocked 23.73 seconds for third place in the under 15 boys 200m final, and Sidney bettered the six-year-old under 15 girls shot put club record mark set by Abigail Pawlett to finish third with 11.03m.

Other West Cheshire AC members in action at Middlesbrough included Carys Manson, Nathan Owen, Megan Hughes, Harriet Beattie, Nia Manson, Alfie Lane, Holly Bosworth, Jacob Gardner, Josh Stirling, Cosette Wearden, Beth Manson, Satine Wearden, and Lydia Walker.

Carys posted 51.17 seconds in her heat of the under 17 women’s 300m hurdles, while Nathan clocked 12.49 seconds and 25.86 seconds in his under 15 boys 100m and 200m heats.

Megan (2:36.53), Harriet (2:38.72), and Nia (2:40.68) rounded the under 13 girls 800m, while Alfie posted a new personal best time of 23.04 seconds in his under 17 men’s 200m heat.

Holly posted 43.01 seconds for seventh position in the under 17 women’s 300m after clocking 43.14 seconds in her qualifying heat.

Jacob and Josh registered new personal best times of 39.67 and 40.75 seconds respectively in their under 15 boys 300m heats, while Cosette rounded the under 17 women’s 3,000m in 11:03.82.

Beth secured fifth spot in her under 15 girls 300m final with a time of 42.96 seconds having qualified with a time of 42.71 seconds, while Satine achieved 20.75m and 26.40m in the under 15 girls discus and hammer respectively, and Lydia posted 13.40 seconds in her under 15 girls 100m heat.

NEIL ATKINSON, of West Cheshire AC, clocked 24 minutes 59 seconds for first spot in his age group at the Pirate 5k Road Race.

MATTHEW McCREADIE, of West Cheshire AC, posted a new personal best time of four hours 31 minutes after covering 184km in five days on Hadrians Wall.

FIXTURES this weekend include the final round of the Northern Track and Field League at Trafford on Saturday; and the Birchwood 10k Road Race on Sunday.

Posted by Dave Alexander
14th August 2023

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