WEST Cheshire AC'S youngsters have missed promotion by the narrowest of margins.
The club finished their National Young Athletes Track and Field League campaign in third position overall after clinching second spot behind East Cheshire in the final round of their Division One West match held at Carlisle.
Tom Booth spearheaded West Cheshire's charge by claiming a hat-trick of victories from the under 17 men's 100m hurdles (15.7), 1500m steeplechase (5:05.6), and 400m hurdles (60.0).
He was supported by Aidan Stoakley who won the 100m (11.6) and 400m (54.3), Stephen Jones who won the B 100m (11.7) and B 200m (23.9), Sam Rimmer who claimed victories in the B 400m hurdles (70.3), and B 100m hurdles (18.9), Mike Williams (first in the shot with 11.34m), Dave Donkin (first in B 400m with 57.8) and triple jumpers Robbie Dagnall (first with 11.78m) and Connor Arden (second B with 9.51m).
Tom Kellett (60.6) and Ryan Jones (61.9) teamed up for victories in the U15 boys 400m, while Yousef Khalifa (9.04m) and Oliver Gibbens (8.56m) hit winning puts in the shot alongside B 200m winner James Walker (27.4).
Max Himbury (13.2) and Matthew Pagan (14.3) joined forces to win the U13 boys 100m races, and Max added victory in the shot (8.56m) alongside B winner James McMahon (6.11m).
Alex Kirk won the B 75m hurdles (16.4) while Josh Bate ran 5:56.0 for third spot in the 800m, and Matthew Simpson finished third in the long jump with 4.18m.
Sam Galley and Leah Ferrie produced doubles from the under 17 ladies 100m and 200m. Sam won the A 100m (13.1) and B 200m (27.0), while Leah posted 26.4 for victory in the 200m, and 13.2 for first place in the B 100m and then added a 300m victory of 42.2.
Gemma Hale (13.1) and Danielle Erskine (13.7) teamed up for 80m hurdles successes, and then joined up for wins in the 300m hurdles, with Danielle clocking 50.9 and Gemma posting 52.6.