ALSAGER'S Kate Dennison finished seventh in the women's pole vault at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne on Saturday.
The South African-born 21-year-old, who represents England, completed a clearance of 4.25m in the third round to seal her position.
She had easily qualified for the final earlier in the week by clearing four metres, and said: 'It was just a superb experience.'
It was creditable performance in the final from the Sale Harriers ace, but the height she achieved was slightly disappointing given that she had smashed the British U23 record while in Australia preparing for the Games with a mark of 4.30m which also sent her to second position on the UK all-time list.
Kym Howe of Australia delighted the home crowd by setting a new Games record of 4.62m to take the gold medal. Defending champion and previous Games record-holder Tatiana Grigorieva, also of Australia, got silver while Canada's Stephanie McCann came third.
Meanwhile in shooting, Sandbach's Jason Burrage failed to add to the bronze he won in the 50m rifle pairs when he came 10th in the individual event, scoring 1134 after the qualification rounds.
Emma Davies Jones, from Alsager, also failed to add to the bronze she had already bagged, coming 21st in the 100K road race on Sunday in 3:01:40. But she said: 'It's been a brilliant games for me. I've achieved more than I thought possible.'