In spite of poor conditions at Preston for the second of the Mid-Lancs Track and Field League matches there were some astonishing performances from Liverpool Pembroke Sefton athletes. Under 15 Joe Milton ran a superb 400m in 53.2 which propels him straight to the top of the current UK rankings. The Birkdale schoolboy is in outstanding form. Team mate Ed Latimer(57.4) also finds himself among the country`s top dozen. Another sprint sensation is newcomer Morgan Greaves-Thomas who completed a 100m(11.70) and 200m(24.2) double.
Predictably Amelia McLaughlin(U17) took the High Jump with 1.68m and Billy Williams(Sen) with 1.85m but a new name has joined the Edge Hill High Jump stable. Under 13 Owen Southern leapt a majestic 1.38m. Lauren Lewis (U13) continues to excite with wins at 100m(13.6) and Long Jump(4.24m). With a constellation of other high quality performances the efforts of super-Vet Dave Brown could easily be overlooked but age has not dimmed his enthusiasm as he churned out great Shot (10.16m), Discus(25.83m) and Javelin(34.7m) results. The club is well on course for league promotion.
Carrying the banner for senior endurance running Kirsty Longley and Lisa Gawthorne doubled up at the weekend at Christleton and Port Sunlight. At the first venue they both recorded 5K personal bests of 17.17 and 19.14 respectively. Kirsty`s result was predictable but Lisa`s a remarkable improvement. They both went to Port Sunlight and excelled once more. Kirsty collected the first Senior Lady at 10K with 37.07 and Lisa the first Senior Lady at 5K with 19.39. They are a fine advertisement for LPS.
In the International meeting at Loughborough Danny Higham ran an excellent 48.85 in a Guest race.