SEVERAL West Cheshire AC youngsters have hit top form to earn county schools vests.
Liam Renton, Kate Titlow, Harry Ellis, Tessa McCormick, James Ellis, Olivia and Alec Beaney, Danny Meadows and Michael Willis all starred in the Cheshire County Schools Cross Country Championships, held at Knight’s Grange, Winsford, on Saturday.
Liam secured a comfortable victory in the junior boys race, while Kate strode home for runners-up spot in the intermediate ladies race, and Harry earned second place in the intermediate boys event.
Tessa grabbed fourth spot in the junior girls event, the same position as Bradley Edwards in the junior boys race, just ahead of training partner James Ellis in fifth place.
Danny secured 11th spot in the junior boys event, and Alec and Michael also accomplished pleasing performances.
The West Cheshire AC youngsters are now preparing to represent Cheshire Schools in an Inter-Counties event in Leicestershire on February 2, as they focus their sights on a place in the Cheshire team for this year’s English Schools Championships at Sefton Park, Liverpool, on Saturday, March 8.
Five West Cheshire AC members competed in the Northern Indoor Under 20 Championships at Sheffield.
Shona Valentine clocked 65.6 seconds for fifth place in her heat of the 400m, while Emily Done posted 61.57 seconds for fifth place in her 400m heat.
Tom Walley registered a new personal best 400m time of 53.7 seconds for fourth spot in his heat while Rachel Stoakley, returning from injury, clocked 8.32 seconds for seventh place in her 60m heat and Andrew Whitton achieved 12.74m in the triple jump.
Fixtures this weekend include the Northern Cross Country Championships, at Roundhay Park in Leeds on Saturday; the fourth round of the North West Sports Hall League at Kingsway Leisure Centre in Widnes on Sunday (noon start), and the Northern Indoor U17 and U15 Track and Field Championships at Sheffield on Sunday.