ATHLETICS: SEVERAL West Cheshire AC members leapt and putted their way to success at the weekend as the club hosted an open indoor shot and high jump competition at Stanney High School.
David McKay powered the 7.26kg shot to a winning mark of 11.21m for victory, ahead of runner-up, club colleague John Manning, who achieved 8.13m, and third-placed West Cheshire AC member Lee Hearn, who posted 8.06m.
McKay then completed a double win with a 1.65m clearance for success in the men's high jump competition, beating Manning and Hearn into second and third places respectively once again.
WCAC's Paul Bateson provided the highlight of the high jump competitions on the day with the U20 competitor clearing the bar with a spectacular winning jump of 1.80m.
Carl Van Schie won the U17 high jump with a best clearance of 1.48m to finish ahead of second-placed Sam Bateson, who achieved 1.35m.
Sam Gillies, of Stanney High School, claimed success in the U15 high jump with a winning leap of 1.51m, finishing clear of runner-up Andrew Stothart, who claimed 1.45m.
Michael Lyness clinched the U13 boys high jump title with a mark of 1.28m, beating runner-up and clubmate Jeremy Stothart, with 1.20m.
Ruth Pritchard won the U15 girls' high jump with 1.33m, to finish clear of club colleague Natalie O'Connell, on 1.10m, and Gemma Mayled, also West Cheshire AC, who claimed the U13 girls' crown with 1.05m.
James Callaghan demonstrated the form that earned him the Northern U15 boys' indoor title with a put of 11.67m at Stanney while Stephen Downes of Stan-ney High finished second with 9.91m, and Carl Van Schie won the U17 title with 10.42m.
Michael Lyness won the U13 boys' shot title with 6.06m while Rachel Lever, of Ellesmere Port Catholic High, won the U15 girls' shot with 6.14m.