BROTHER and sister James and Alice McMahon have booked their places in the Cheshire squad for this weekend’s Mason Trophy inter-counties meeting in Birmingham.
The duo, who are both members of West Cheshire AC and pupils at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School, earned selection by securing Cheshire county titles at Macclesfield on Saturday.
James cleared 2.30m to clinch the junior boys pole vault title, while Alice clocked 12.8 seconds for victory in the intermediate girls 100m final, in front of West Cheshire AC’s Laura Rigby (Whitby High), who finished third in 13.2 seconds.
James and Alice are now looking forward to pulling on their county colours for the Mason Trophy event, which takes place in Birmingham on Saturday.
There were plenty of other good performances from Ellesmere Port athletes in Macclesfield.
Whitby High’s Sophie Percival won the junior girls shot with 8.33m, while Little Sutton’s Kelly Baker (Bishops’ High) won the inter-girls shot with 11.04m.
Ellesmere Port’s Danielle Bentley won the senior girls javelin with 43.76m and Olivia Montez-Brown (Ellesmere Port Catholic High) secured second place with 12.6 in the inter-girls 80m hurdles.
A Neston High duo also claimed podium places.
Jenni Potter hit 30.60m for second spot in the inter-girls hammer, while Alex Santoro finished third in her junior girls 200m in 29.4.
West Cheshire AC duo Jenni Potter and Rachel Treloar won gold medals at the North West Track and Field Championships, held at Stretford.
Potter achieved 32.36m in the under 20 women’s hammer and Treloar clocked 13.16 seconds for a gold medal in the U20 women’s 100m.
West Cheshrie AC’s Rob Tudor finished third in a time of 26 minutes and 42 seconds at the Birkenhead Park Five Miles Road Race, just three seconds behind runner-up Mark Keeley (Liverpool Harriers), with eventual winner James Riley (Liverpool Harriers) posting 26:16.
The Young Athletes Track and Field League fourth-round meeting is held at Crewe on Sunday (11.30am start), while the Northern Track and Field Championships are at SportCity, Manchester, on Saturday and Sunday.
On Sunday, there is the Chester Race For Life Women’s Race (9am start) and the British Masters 5k Road Championships at Horwich (10.45am start).