Title triumph for race ace Matthew

Athletics: West Cheshire AC's Matthew Pagan wins the 400m at the Northern U17 Men's Championships

Matthew Pagan of West Cheshire AC strides to victory in the 400m at the Northern U17 Men's Championships at Wigan.

Matthew Pagan was crowned Northern Under 17 mens 400m champion at Wigan.

The West Cheshire AC 16-year-old sprinter clocked 52.18 seconds for victory at the Robin Park Stadium track.

Pagan, who won a gold medal during his debut for England at the annual Schools International Meeting staged at Cardiff earlier this month, posted 51.64 seconds for top spot in his qualifying heat.

West Cheshire AC duo Isobel Griffin Morris and Emma Howe also secured podium places at Wigan.

Griffin Morris spun the U15 girls discus to a mark of 31.41m for a silver medal, and hit 32.73m for sixth position in the hammer competition.

And Howe, who experienced her first appearance at the English Schools Championships last month, launched the U15 girls javelin to 35.74m for a bronze medal at Wigan.

Maisie Tipping posted 12.24 seconds for fifth position in the U15 girls 75m hurdles final after clocking 12.47 for fourth spot in her qualifying heat.

Brother and sister, Zac and Alice Barnsley, competed in the short sprints.

Zac posted 11.47 seconds for sixth position in the U17 mens 100m final after posting 11.39 seconds in his heat, and Alice clocked 13.30 seconds in her U15 girls 100m heat.

Emily Ball represented West Cheshire AC at the Midlands Championships at Leicester where she retained the U17 ladies shot put title with 13.41m, and finished second in the discus with 36.72m.

Zack Holland represented West Cheshire AC at the Trafford Grand Prix Meeting where he posted 4:21.07 in the U17 mens 1500m.

Rob Little was the first of six West Cheshire AC finishers at the Birchwood 10k Road Race at Warrington.

Little clocked 37 minutes 32 seconds for the race distance of 6.32 miles, ahead of Rosemary Rogers (48:59), Mark Povey (49:19), Brian Beattie (54:14), Stephen Howarth (58:05), and Peter Povey.

Meanwhile, the club have announced that they have teamed up with the Asics store at the Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village.

The store has agreed to sponsor the club in a bid to get more people from the local area involved and help to provide a sound footing for the club’s future growth.

Asics store manager William Duong said: “West Cheshire Athletic Club demonstrates all that is good about a voluntary organisation which has gone from strength to strength since being formed in 1998.

“I’m hoping that this partnership will encourage more local people to get involved at West Cheshire AC and help the club have an even better future.”

As part of their sponsorship, the store will offer discounts for club members, use of their gait analysis facilities and supply materials for the club’s road race promotions.

 

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