Press Report: Schools Success for WCAC

WEST CHESHIRE ATHLETIC CLUB youngsters are aiming to score top marks at Stoke on Trent this weekend.

Sidney Shorrock and Ruby Billington will be planning to build on their impressive form when they represent Cheshire in the Inter Counties Mason Trophy fixture at Northwood Stadium.

Sidney smashed the Cheshire Schools Championships record on Saturday at Ellesmere Port Sports Village with 12.92m for victory in the Intermediate Girls Shot Put.

And Ruby cleared a new personal best and West Cheshire club record clearance of 1.65m for success in the Junior Girls High Jump.

There were 11 other victories for West Cheshire AC members at Saturday’s Cheshire Schools Track and Field Championships.

Kara Stoll powered her way to 49.18m for victory in the Intermediate Girls Hammer, while Reuben Baxter won the Junior Boys Long Jump with 5.18m.

Seb Whiteley hit 13.17m for success in the Junior Boys Shot Put, while Dun Xue nailed 40.99m for victory in the Intermediate Boys Hammer.

Matthew Jones rounded the Senior Boys 1500m in a winning time of 4:19.0, while Imogen Fives posted 13.3 seconds for top spot in the Junior Girls 100m.

Beth Manson clocked 43.6 seconds for victory in the Junior Girls 300m, and Ursula Archer spun the Intermediate Girls discus to a winning mark of 23.11m.

Alba March blasted her way to a 12.9 seconds success in the Intermediate Girls 100m, and Holly Bosworth won the Intermediate Girls 200m title in 27.2 seconds.

Other West Cheshire AC members aiming to make an impact at Stoke on Saturday will be Nathan Owen who clocked a new personal best of 11.9 seconds to win the Junior Boys 100m at the weekend.

Dylan Gledhill in the Junior Boys Javelin, as well as Millie Warren in the Junior Girls 100m, Erin Barnard in the Junior Girls 200m, Maya Jennings (Junior Girls 300m), and Evie Smith (Junior Girls High Jump).

Evan Miller (Intermediate Boys 400m), Seb Hulse (Intermediate Boys High Jump), Hayley Holland (Intermediate Girls 800m), and Freya Stamper-Clark (Intermediate Girls Discus) are other West Cheshire AC members preparing to represent Cheshire at Stoke.

Alex Rutherford pocketed two silver medals with personal bests of 11.4 (100m) and 23.4 (200m) in the Merseyside Schools Championships held at Bebington Oval.

Ruby Phillips, of Whitby High School, clocked a new championship best performance of 39.8 seconds for victory in the Intermediate Girls 300m at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

FIXTURES this weekend include the second round of the Northern Track and Field League Premier West Division on Saturday at Litherland, and the Inter-Counties Schools Mason Trophy fixture at Northwood Stadium, Stoke on Trent, on Saturday.

WEST CHESHIRE AC has a busy schedule of fixtures lined up for the year ahead.

The Ellesmere Port Sports Village-based outfit will host the Cheshire County Track Relay Championships on Thursdays, July 4 and 11.

West Cheshire AC will compete in the Under 13/Under 15 Youth Development League West Premier Division at Preston on Sunday, June 23; and at Bebington Oval on Saturday, July 20.

And the Club will participate in the Under 17/Under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League North West Division One at Wigan on Sunday, June 30.

The Club’s Northern Track and Field League squad will take part in West Premier Division fixtures at Litherland on Saturday, June 15; at Bury on Sunday, July 14; and at Ellesmere Port on Saturday, August 17.

West Cheshire AC will compete in the Cheshire Track and Field League on Sunday, July 21 (at Ellesmere Port); and Sunday, August 25 (at Oldham).

West Cheshire AC will also host the annual Cheshire v Merseyside Year 7 Schools Track and Field fixture in July.

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Posted by Dave Alexander
11th June 2024

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