West Cheshire Athletic Club: Cheshire County Athletics Championships
Dave McKay in Macclesfield
Imogen Pughe and Dave McKay celebrated a hat-trick of wins at the Cheshire County Athletics Championships.
The duo helped collect 33 golds, 19 silvers and 13 bronzes from West Cheshire Athletic Club during the two-day match held at Macclesfield.
Imogen won gold in the women’s under-20 400m (57.77 seconds), 200m (26.79) and 800m (2:23.49), while Dave bagged his hat-trick of the senior men’s hammer (41.80m), improved his over-40 club record in shot put (11.70m) and javelin throw (44.86m).
They were joined on the top step of the podium by Kara Stoll, Danielle Erskine, Alan Littler, Eva Brooks, Satine Wearden, Nikki Gore, Emilia Pyper, James Rawson, Mae Grant, Holly Bosworth, Sara Pearson, Yasmin Smith, Nathan Broomfield , Emily Owen, Lewis Parsons, Ruby Phillips, Emma Holmes, Fergus Garland, Jessica Lark, Luke Parker and Macy Brett.
Kara battled her way to success in the Girls Under 15 Hammer (32.60m) and Discus (19.42m), while Danielle produced a new personal best of 10.06m to better her senior women’s club triple jump record, and Alan Littler had a 1-70m high gain in the senior men’s high jump.
Eva won the girls’ long jump under 13m (4.13m) and 75m (10.77 seconds), while Satine reached first place in the girls’ discus under 13 at 20, 41m, and Nikki won the senior women’s discus (30.49m) and shot put with an improved women’s club record over 35 years of 10.32m, and also set a new group club record hammer age of 31.60 m.
Emilia hit a winning throw of 17.84m in the Girls Under 13 Javelin, while James hit 28.12m for the win in the Boys Under 15 Javelin, and Mae cleared a winning height from 1 to 20 m in the high jump for girls under 13 years old.
Holly cleared 1-35m to claim victory in the women’s under-15 high jump, while Sara reached 11.95m to win the women’s under-17 shot put, and Yasmin cleared a path to victory in the women’s under-17 100m in 12.88 seconds.
Nathan ran the under-17 men’s 400m hurdles in 61.14 seconds, while Emily won the under-15 women’s 100m in 12.42 seconds, and Lewis won the under-100m men’s 17 in 11.38 seconds.
Ruby snatched glory in the women’s under-15 300m clocking 44.29 seconds and 800m (2:20.37), while Emma took a double in the women’s under-15 sprint. 17 years old 200m (25.98) and 300m (41.29), and Fergus achieved success in the men under 17. 400m with 51.61 seconds.
Jessica had a double success in the Under-17 women’s 800m (2:19.90) and 1500m (4:49.16), while Luke clinched victory in the Under-17 men’s 3000m (9: 52.88) and Macy negotiated the women’s under-15 75m. hurdles in a winning time of 11.76 seconds.
The men and women of West Cheshire AC celebrated the team‘s victories at the Chester Half Marathon on Sunday.
Michael Young (sixth in 1:09:45), Dave Shearer (11th in 1:12:50), Neil Finegan (37th in 1:16:01) and Graham Wells (50th in 1:18:05) combined to win the men’s team title, while Keely Smith (21st in 1:26:54), Fiona Cook (23rd in 87:04) and Kate Titlow (43rd in 1:33:06) won the women’s team title.
Other West Cheshire AC runners-up behind eventual winner Omar Ahmed of Birchfield Harriers, who won the race in 1:03:52, included Wullie McGarrell (1:23:35), Ben McKean (1:23: 37), Andrew Clague (1:24:25), Jon Park (1:27:07), Danny Paddock (1:28:13), Richard Hayes (1:35:43), Paul Cain (1:37: 26), Emma Nutt (1:41:41), David Morris (1:44:13), Clare Mallon (1:46:25), Amy Mills (1:48:11), Stephen Ball (1:49: 51), Kimberley Morris (1:52:40), Rob Boggild (1:52:07), Phil Gent (1:53:17), Lorraine McFaul (1:57:28), Steve Watkin (2:10: 55) and Mark Povey (2:27:31) who continues to recover from his illness.
Fixtures this weekend include the Under-13 and Under-15 Youth Development Athletics League second round at Trafford on Saturday (10.50am start).
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