LPS were a little depleated for the opening Mid-Lancs fixture at Witton Park, Blackburn but there were still planty of winners. Pride of place must go to Dave McComb, not that he actualy did anything himself on the day, but his coached high jumpers won the senior mens and womens with Owen Southern and Debbie Dasse, both under 15’s with Jacob Garrity and Millie O’Hanlon and completed the set with an U17 win for Niamh Doyle. Just to fill out the afternoon Mr Southern also won the 100m !
There were plenty of other winners in the sprints too with Billy Matthews and Maddy Firth-Cook taking both senior 400m’s. The 200m proved to be fertile hunting ground with Lucy Le-Marinel winning the senior, Harry Steele the under 17’s and Ethan Edwards the U15’s. Isabelle Livesey cleaned up in the U17 300m.
Then up stepped the distance runners. Pride of place goes to Vicky Gilbody with did a senior 800m & 1500m double. To complete the senior ladies set Harriet Foley won the 3000m. Leah Clarke won the U17 3000m and Jenny Williamson did the same in the U17 800m. Last, but certainly not least, we had winners in the shape of Jake Dickinson in the U17 1500m and Michael Henderson in the U15 version of the same event.
This all added up to the ladies finishing third behind Blackburn and Preston. The men were fourth trailing Blackpool, Blackburn and Preston (though, if the editor had done the javelin instead of the hammer, we’d have finished third, sorry !)
There is no doubt in my mind that we can win this league, we certainly have the quality; but we must get the quantity out as well. I remain ever the optimist.