THE Harriers got the jump on West Cheshire AC as the Liverpool and Sale clubs finished ahead of their hosts in Sunday's Young Athletes League meeting.
West Cheshire came third at their Stanney track, with the under 13 boys team performing well in the field.
Sam Pierre-Louis won the B section long-jump and Aaron Walwyn rose to victory in the B high-jump, Michael Willis finishing second in the A high jump.
Oliver Wedgewood and Adam Howell took second in the A and B shot, while Wedgewood and Walwyn were second in the A and B hurdles.
Jonathan Frazer-Cox also starred on the track, finishing runner-up in the A 1,500m.
Joseph O'Riordan really pounded the track, finishing third in both the 100m and 200m before taking part in the B 1,500m to cover for an injured team-mate.
The team's final victory came in the 4x100m when Walwyn, Wedge-wood, Pierre-Louis and Howell combined to take gold.
The U17s were a rare breed due to injury, holidays and exams, but a handful turned up to earn Wests some valuable points.
Aamir Walwyn and Michael Lyness wrapped up the A and B triple jump and Jelle Verwer and Alec Beaney also claimed firsts in the A and B 1,500m.
Tom Booth blasted to gold in the 80m hurdles while Gareth Preston leaped to second in the long jump.
Bradley Edwards capped the performance with a personal best in the B high jump to take third.
The girls were equally successful. For the U17s, Kate Titlow strolled home to win the 3,000m and Shona Valentine took the 300m B first.
Ruth Pritchard and Rachel Cooper came second in the A and B shot, while Emily Fisher's javelin seemed to grow wings as she won by a huge margin.
The U13s had mixed fortunes, with athletes placed but no winners. There were second places in the A and B hurdles for Jenni Potter and Alice McMahon, in the B shot for Emma Johnson, Potter in the 150m and Emily Clarke and Danielle Erskine in the A and B long-jump.
Lucinda Dodd was third in the high jump with Lucy Earl third in the 75m.
* The Cheshire Schools Championships take place in Macclesfield tomor row.