Busy Weekend for LPS Athletes

England Under 23s Champs
On a busy weekend of athletics, the England Athletics U23 Championships took place at Bedford.400m runners, Wayne Ashall (49.4) and Nathan Hilton (49.2)both ran a season’s best in their heats, but this was not enough to gain a place in the final

County Schools Championships
For those LPS athletes aspiring to compete at the English Schools Championships at Gateshead next month, Saturday was the final opportunity to achieve the qualifying standards.Unfortunately, the elements were very much against them at Bebington where the Merseyside events were held. However it didn’t stop Rosie Johnson JG 1500m (4:51.0),Amelia McLaughlin IG High Jump(1.63m) and Ruth Doran SG Shot (11.00m) from winning their events & achieving the required standards.Other winners on the day were Kate Doran SG High Jump (1.63m), James Grundy IB 1500m (4:20.6) & Joe Milton JB 400m (55.6) At Wigan in the Lancashire Schools Championships, Ryan Blackwell won the IB 1500m in 4:08.91 & Alistair Nelson ran a PB in the 3K (9:15.0)

Young Athletes
At Salford, on Sunday, the Young Athletes team finished in 3rd place behind Warrington and Macclesfield.It was the U13 High jumpers of Kai Finch (1.40m) & Nin Nickson (1.35m) who shone on the day. In winning their events they both achieved grade 2 standards & moved up the national rankings.Not to be outdone, Dave McComb also won the U17M High Jump & improved his PB to 1.75m.On the track there was a
sprint double for Alex Higham who won the 100m(11.7) & 200m (23.8)& a 800m(2:01.3)and 400m (53.0)winning double for Ryan Blackwell. Other track winners on the day were Holly Lewis U17W 100m (13.5)and Morag Molyneux U13G 1200m (4:11.5).Alex McSweeney took the club athlete of the match award in winning all three of his events, Javelin (40.48m),Discus (29.67m) and Shot Putt (10.93m)

Report Wally Bridson

Rosie Johnson (499) on her way to victory in the 1500m at Bebington

Rosie Johnson (499) on her way to victory in the 1500m at Bebington

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