WEST Cheshire AC youngsters helped their county qualify for next month’s UK Sportshall Championship Finals.

Three of Cheshire’s age group teams have qualified to compete in Birmingham on Sunday, April 18.

The North West Regional Final, staged at Wigan’s Robin Park Sports Centre, saw West Cheshire’s Amy Williams, Chloe Hunt and Charlotte Williamson team up with Georgia Pickles, Abby Duce, Jess Wright, Freya Taylor-Hayswell, Alice Simmons, Emily Pearson, Katie Lennon, Georgie Perris-Redding and Kate Merrill to earn Cheshire’s under 13 girls team top spot.

Amy won the standing triple jump with 6.66m, alongside Chloe who scored 6.16m, and Charlotte claimed 34cms in the vertical jump.

West Cheshire’s Daniel Vickers, Alex Kirk, Leon Langmead, Matthew Pagan and James McMahon teamed up with county team members Jonny Nwabuze, Will Matthews, Jonny Ding, Ben Sutcliffe, Ralph Johnstone, Jack Simcox and James Howell-Jones to earn Cheshire’s U13 boys second team position.

Daniel scored 69 in the speed bounce, Alex cleared 1.35m in the high jump, Leon hit 9.11m in the shot, Matthew hit 2m in the standing long jump and James hit 8.12m in the shot.

West Cheshire’s Ryan Jones, who scored 69 in the speed bounce, joined forces with county team-mates Adam Howell, David Hayes, Shane Mellor, Peter Crean and Mark Deprose to earn Cheshire U15 boys a share of top spot with Lancashire.

And West Cheshire AC’s Alice McMahon, Olivia Montez-Brown, Kelly Baker and Jenna Sheehy helped earn Cheshire U15 girls victory alongside county team colleagues Aimee Addis, Gemma Valentine and Emma Scott.

Alice clocked the fastest two-lap time of 23.1 seconds, while Olivia clocked a four lap time of 49.9 seconds, and Kelly Baker won the shot with 10.59m.


U13 girls: 1 Cheshire 734 points; 2 Greater Manchester 659; 3 Lancashire 630; 4 Merseyside 351.

U13 boys: 1 Lancashire 722; 2 Cheshire 691; 3 Greater Manchester 597; 4 Merseyside 388.

U15 boys: 1 equal Cheshire and Lancashire 662; 3 Greater Manchester 595; 4 Merseyside 252.

U15 girls: 1 Cheshire 677; 2 Lancashire 617; 3 Greater Manchester 606; 4 Merseyside 266.