West Cheshire Athletic Club: Nathan and Sophie reserve their last places

Sophie Hallam (Merseyside cardigan)

Nathan Brassington and Sophie Haslam have booked their places in the final of the English Schools Combined Events Championship.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club duo showcased their abilities during the North West Regional Combined Championships at Blackburn’s Witton Park stadium.

Nathan, representing Cheshire, won the Junior Boys Pentathlon title and helped his county win the team event. He clocked 12.3 seconds in his 80m hurdles, reached 12.14m in the shot put, jumped in the long jump 5.57m, cleared 1-62m in the high jump and covered 800 m in 2: 28.6 for 2,604 points.

He was backed up by County teammates Henry Smith who was fifth and James Hogarth in eighth. Sophie, representing the Junior Girls winners from Merseyside, finished fifth in her pentathlon competition.

She posted 13.3 seconds in her 75m hurdles, reached 6.36m in the shot put, cleared 1-38m in the high jump, jumped long 4.59m and clocked a time of 2 : 31.7 in the 800m for 2,447 points.

Nathan Brassington

Sophie was supported by her teammate Sadie Madigan who won the title and by Renee Adams in sixth place. Cheshire also won the boys’ intermediate octathlon and girls’ intermediate heptathlon team titles.

West Cheshire AC finished their three-round Under-17 and Under-20 youth development campaign in the One West Division of the Athletics League in third place. Sammy Hollins and Imogen Pughe both celebrated their double wins in Sunday’s final which took place at Stanley Park in Blackpool.

Sammy won his 800m (2:07.4) and 1500m (4:18.3), and Imogen triumphed in both the 200m (27.4) and 400m (60.7) to earn the third place for his club in Sunday’s competition.

They were joined in the winner’s circle by teammates Fergus Garland (shot put), Matthew Jones (1,500m), Jamie Richardson (3,000m) and Emma Holmes (100m). Carys Manson, Emma Holmes, Aimee Phillips and Imogen Pughe combined to win the 4x100m in 52.2 seconds.

And Alfie Lane, Fergus Garland, Robert Austin and Lewis Parsons teamed up for a winning 4x100m relay time of 46.8 seconds. Henry Robinson, Fraser Campbell, Luke Parker, Ellis Hancock, Jodi Bemand, Abigail Cartwright, Francesca Pughe and Rose Duggan are other prominent members of the West Cheshire AC squad who scored.

West Cheshire AC YDL Athletes

Upcoming fixtures include this Sunday’s Under-13 and Under-15 Athletics League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village; the Cheshire Schools Summer Games at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on July 6; the English Schools Athletics Championships in Manchester on July 8 and 9; Northern Athletics League on July 10; Chester Primary Schools Athletics Championships at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on July 11; and the Cheshire Track and Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on July 17.

Entries for this year’s Guilden Sutton 10k race hosted by West Cheshire AC on Sunday 18th September (11am start) are now open.

You can enter through the link.

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