HALTON and Frodsham Harriers took another step towards an appearance at the North West Sportshall League finals with some fine results at their second round meeting in Widnes.
A strong under 11 girls squad were the match winners in their age group, Annabelle Kitchen (28.4 seconds) and Jess Wright (26.8) putting the first points on the board with two firsts in the two-lap sprints.
Jess and Annabelle continued their winning ways with Jess taking the first A points in the four-lap, 59.2, and Annabelle’s 63.7 taking the first B points.
Charlotte Davies won the first B points in the standing long jump, Annabelle having won the 1st A with a fine jump of 1.95m.
In the standing triple jump, Jenny Pyatt had a best of 5.12m for the second B points and Jess’ 6.26m took the first A spot.
In the relay, Annabelle, Charlotte, Megan McEverley and Jess were the winners.
The U13 girls were out in force, putting on some great performances. Amy Pearson scored a third A place in the two-lap, Emma Scott taking the second B in a time of 27.6.
The ever consistent Kate Merrill ran a superbly controlled race in the tough six-lap, cruising across the line in 1:35.9 for the 1st A points. The relay squad were second in 1:52.4.
In the U11 boys section, Ben Sutcliffe got the team on the scoresheet with a great first A place in the two-lap (27.8), and Jack Peacock matched it with a first B in 29.5s.
Ben took the second A points in the four-lap and Harry won the first B points.
Ben with a score of 51 won the first A in the vertical jump, while Harry Stubbs had a 39, winning the third B points.
Alex Madders, Harry, Jack and Ben were the relay winners in 1:58.5.
Robbie Conduit, Thomas Jones, Richard McGeachie and Jorge Peacock were the squad representing the U13 boys, Thomas winning the first points with a third A in the two-lap. The quartet making up the relay squad came home in third place, 2:03.0.
David Hayes, Mark Deeprose and James Crosby were the trio competing in the U15 boys competition, David and Mark taking the maximum points in each of the events in which they were involved. In the two-lap, David won the first A points (26.3) and Mark the first B (27.2). In standing long jump, David clocked up a first A finish with 2.28m and Mark a first B in 2.22m. Their superb record was carried on in the vertical jump and shot.
Harriers’ under 13 athlete Matthew Hulse ran as an unaffiliated competitor in the Manchester Area Cross Country League at Heaton Park and, despite losing a shoe with a quarter of a mile to go, came home in first place. Richard McGeachie also had a run-out, finishing 12th.