Press Report: Emma Stars for GB

EMMA HOLMES has starred for Great Britain in Germany.

The talented West Cheshire Athletic Club teenager teamed up in the women’s 4x400m relay team at the annual Mannheim International Meeting.

Emma combined with Kara Dacosta (Trafford), Jessica Astill (Stevenage & North Herts) and Charlotte Henrich (Invicta East Kent) to clock a time of 3:33.78 which is the third fastest time in the world under 20 rankings and was also a meeting record.

The quartet will be hoping to be part of the World Athletics Under 20 Track and Field Championships scheduled to take place in Lima, Peru, in August.

TEN West Cheshire Athletic Club youngsters will compete at next month’s English Schools Track and Field Championships.

Cosette Wearden will represent Merseyside in the 3,000m, while Emma Holmes, Sebastian Whiteley, Ruby Wisbey, Alba March, Holly Bosworth, Sidney Shorrock, Kara Stoll, Beth Manson and Ruby Billington will represent Cheshire at the prestigious fixture scheduled to be held at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium, on Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13.

Emma, who represented Great Britain at last month’s Loughborough International Meeting, is currently ranked 11th in the UK under 20 women’s rankings for the 200m and will be aiming to improve on her current personal best of 24.30 seconds when she lines up in the Senior Girls event.

Sebastian, who is currently 19th in the UK under 15 boys shot put rankings, will compete in the Junior Boys competition hoping to improve his personal best of 12.69m.

Ruby Wisbey’s personal best long jump of 5.61m earned her a top-40 place in the UK ranking lists and she will be aiming to match or better that performance in the Senior Girls event.

Alba will taste her first-ever English Schools Championships experience in the Intermediate Girls 100m and will be focusing her sights on improving her personal best of 12.57 seconds.

Holly will be making her second appearance at the event and will be planning to smash her personal best in the Intermediate Girls 200m of 25.8 seconds.

Sidney travels to Birmingham ranked 10th in the UK rankings for the under 17 ladies shot put after hitting a mark of 12.97m earlier this month at Stoke and will be hoping to secure a place in the Intermediate Girls shot put medal rostrum.

Kara is currently sixth in the UK ranking lists for the under 17 ladies hammer after powering her way to a distance of 49.50m earlier this month to strengthen her hopes of a medal in the Intermediate Girls event.

Beth plans to make her mark in the Junior Girls 300m having clocked a personal best of 42.71 seconds to secure 25th spot in the under 15 girls UK ranking list.

And Ruby Billington travels to Birmingham currently listed as third in the UK rankings for the under 15 girls high jump and will be aiming to match or better her personal best of 1-65m achieved earlier this month to secure the Cheshire Schools title at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Ruby Phillips, from Whitby High School, will compete for Cheshire in the Intermediate Girls 300m.

WEST CHESHIRE AC celebrated 12 victories at the penultimate round of the Under 13s and Under 15s Youth Development Track and Field League held at Preston.

Ruby Billington (1-45m) and Evie Whattaker (1-35m) teamed up for maximum points in the under 15 girls high jump.

Arwen Thorne (31.98m) and Emma Bradley (21.19m) combined for success in the under 15 girls javelin.

Mollie Garratt (12.0 seconds) and Poppy McKenna (12.5 seconds) grabbed glory in the under 13 girls 70m hurdles.

Violet Thorne (7.22m) and Amelia Owen (6.90m) teamed up for victories in the under 13 girls shot put.

Mia Johnson posted winning times of 12.7 seconds and 26.2 seconds in the under 15 girls 100m and 200m respectively.

Will Rawson won the under 15 boys B javelin with 27.32m, and Maya Jennings powered her way to a winning time of 42.8 seconds in the under 15 girls B 300m.

Other important point scorers for West Cheshire AC at Preston included Nathan Owen, Daniel Hughes-Shaw, Jack Owen, John Velasquez, Dan Hooker, Elliot Quaglierini, George Grimsditch, Dylan Gledhill, Max Henderson, Seb Whiteley, Lydia Walker, Imogen Fives, Beth Manson, Lauren Higgins, Millie Warren, Sophie Mulcaster, Mae Grant, Sophie Spencer, Satine Wearden, Emma Bradley, Artharva Ganesh, Rupert O’Connor, Leon Betteridge, Nia Manson, Amelia Snowden, and Rosie Grimsditch.

The final round will be held at Bebington Oval on Sunday, July 21.

JOSEPH MORRISON improved his 800m personal best and set a West Cheshire AC record at the Loughborough British Milers Club meet with a winning time of 1:48.72.

JON PARK, of West Cheshire AC, won the Estes Park Marathon in Colorado, USA, in a time of 2:59:54.

FIXTURES this weekend include the third round of the Under 17/Under 20 Youth Development League West Premier Division at Wigan on Sunday, and the UK Championships on Saturday and Sunday in Manchester.

WEST CHESHIRE AC will be organising the Guilden Sutton 10K Road Race on Sunday 15th September and the online entry link is here:

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 Bebington Oval on Sunday, July 21.

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 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 Saturday, July 20 (at Ellesmere Port); and Sunday, August 25 (at Oldham).

FURTHER details about West Cheshire Athletic Club can be found at:

Posted by Dave Alexander
26th June 2024

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