|Northern Mersey Junior
The first track and field league encounter of the season was the Northern Mersey Junior match played out at Wigan. The Liverpool Pembroke Sefton performance was best described as solid rather that outstanding but with several individual efforts that whetted the appetite for the coming season. Alex Stokes took the A 100m race in a sharp 11.2 but will probably be more satisfied with his second place in the 200m race in 22.6. Wayne Ashall was his B team mate, finishing second in the 100m(12.2) but winning the 200m in a very good 22.7. Two of the club`s distance prospects also showed good form, Danny Gordon outclassed by the St Helens international, David Forrester, in the 3000m but pleased with second in 9.40.4. Andrew Bowen was similarly outpaced in the 2000m Steeplechase by an older rival but again will look at a 6.24.1 with some pleasure. Jakob Shaw was an A High Jump winner and with Tony West and Andrew Taylor garnering useful points in the throwing events the club was making progress in the match. Charlotte Christian (Hammer 34.08) and Abby McComb (B High Jump 1.45 and B Shot Putt) were also winners among the girls.
LPS seem to have a reputation for producing stunning performances late in the programme and on cue Alex Stokes, Wayne Ashall, Sam Hutchinson and Tom Daniels produced an excellent 44.7 to comfortably take the 4 x 100m relay while Wayne, Sam and Tom combined with Ross Nelms for an even more convincing victory in the 4 x 400m relay in 3.43.3. Together this gave the club a points total that put them third on the day to Cheshire Tigers and Wigan. Next to strut their stuff will be the Young Athletes and the Seniors.
29 April 2007