Press Report: Harriet and Jess are National Champs

(Photo: Jacob Gardner, Beth Manson and Macey Jones at Birmingham)

HARRIET WHEELER and Jessica Lark have been crowned national champions.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club pair won gold medals during the England Athletics Age Group Track and Field Championships at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium. 

Both talented teenagers concluded their memorable season’s championship campaigns in spectacular fashion.

Harriet powered her way to the national title with a throw of 50.58m in the under 17 women’s javelin, just weeks after claiming a silver medal at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Trinidad and Tobago where she represented England.

And Jessica won the national under 17 women’s 1500m title in a time of 4:32.81 on the back of representing England in July at the Schools International in Grangemouth where she claimed a silver medal.

Jess also pocketed a silver medal in a time of 4:23.48 in her Intermediate Girls 1500m final at the English Schools Championships and sliced three seconds off her under 17 women’s 800m best with a time of 2:08.56 at the British Milers Club Grand Prix held at Birmingham.

Other West Cheshire AC members in action at the weekend in Birmingham included Kara Stoll who hit 41.54m in the under 17 women’s hammer, Macey Jones who reached the semi-finals of the under 15 girls 100m and clocked 12.89 seconds, while Jacob Gardner posted a new 300m personal best, and Beth Manson finished sixth in her 300m.

Mia Johnson automatically qualified for her under 13 girls 200m semi-final and clocked 26.41 seconds, and Holly Bosworth finished sixth in her under 17 women’s 200m heat.

JON PARK headed West Cheshire AC’s contingent home at the Mid Cheshire 5k Road Race held at Kingsley.

Jon posted 16:44, ahead of Lewis Morris (under 15 boys club record of 16:55), Steve King (17:37), Neil Hershaw (17:55), Jodi Bemand (18:34), Fiona Cook (18:51), Andy Carter (19:39), and Eleanor Wheeler (20:59).

EVAN MILLER celebrated two personal best performances in Trafford AC’s Bank Holiday Monday Medal Meeting.

Evan blasted his way to 12.57 seconds in the under 15 boys 100m, achieved 4.56m in the long jump, and added 39.60 seconds in the 300m.

Arwen Thorne accomplished new under 15 girls personal bests in the 100m (13.15) and javelin (25.33m), and added a clearance of 1-42m in the high jump.

Lauren Higgins rounded the under 13 girls 800m in a new personal best of 2:30.65, and achieved a new long jump personal best of 3.56m.

Mollie Garratt grabbed new under 13 girls personal best performances in the long jump (3.63m) and high jump (1.21m), and added 11.14 seconds in the 75m.

Poppy McKenna achieved a new under 11 girls long jump of 3.55m, and added 2:06.89 in the 600m and 11.76 seconds in the 75m.

Harriet Beattie rounded the under 13 girls 800m in a new personal best of 2:34.60, and Satine Wearden achieved a new under 15 girls hammer best of 27.98m, and added 17.72m in the discus.

Nathan Owen clocked 12.53 seconds and 26.11 in the under 15 boys 100m and 200m respectively, and Saskia Kesterova achieved 12.39 seconds in the under 11 girls 75m; 24.51 seconds in the 150m; and 3.08m in the long jump.

FIXTURES this weekend include the final round of the Cheshire Track and Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, September 3 (11:45am start).

FORTHCOMING fixtures include the North West Road Relay Championships at Heaton Park, Manchester, on Saturday, September 9; a Combined Events Classic Meeting for Under 13 girls, Under 15 boys, Under 17s, Under 20s and Seniors at Trafford on Saturday, September 9; the Sandstone Trail Races on Sunday, September 10; a Combined Events Classic Meeting for Under 13 boys and Under 15 girls and Open Medal Meeting at Trafford on Sunday, September 10; the Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race on Sunday, September 17; a Warrington Open Track and Field Meeting on Sunday, September 17; a Trafford AC Medal Meeting on Saturday, September 23; the Northern Road Relay Championships, at Birkenhead Park, on Sunday, September 24. and the Farndon 10k Road Race on Sunday, September 24.Β 

Posted by Dave Alexander
29th August 2023
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