ATHLETICS: NICOLA Gore lifted the gloom for West Cheshire AC on Sunday as she celebrated a hat-trick of victories at the Northern Track and Field League Division Two West match.
Despite the 19-year-old thrower's heroics in Manchester, her club look destined for relegation after finishing rock bottom in the penultimate round of the four-round competition.
Nicola, who bagged a double gold at this year's Cheshire AA County Championships and finished fourth with 33 metres in the discus at this year's British University Championships in Gateshead representing Preston, grabbed her treble of successes at the weekend from shot, hammer and discus.
The highlight of her throwing performances was achieved from the discus circle where she spun an effort to a new personal best mark of 37.33m in the opening round to earn top spot.
Nicola bettered her previous best by four metres, which had been earned at this year's North of England AA Championships at Wavertree, Liverpool.
Nicola began her busy schedule of throwing appearances in the hammer, where she powered a winning throw of 29.48m.
The former English Schools' teenager completed her series of impressive throwing displays from the shot circle, where she hit a best put to a distance of 10.73m.
Nicola also scored points from the javelin after launching a best throw of 20.37m, and added more points from the long jump.
She was joined by elder sister Amanda in the hammer and discus events, who achieved 21.26m and 24.10m respectively for second place in the B competitions.
Tricia Jackson was WCAC's other female to deliver maximum points after negotiating the 100m hurdles for a winning time of 19.0 seconds.
David McKay was the lone maximum points star from the club's men's ranks after securing a winning throw of 55.81m from the javelin runway.
The depleted Northern Track and Field League squad will now pray for a much-improved match result from their final round, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 31, at Deeside Stadium, Connah's Quay.
WCAC will host their annual 5k road race from Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, Chester, on Friday (7.15pm). Entries will be accepted on the night of the race if the entry limit of 400 has not been reached.
WCAC has entered a number of teams in this Sunday's Cheshire County AA Track Relay Championships taking place at Macclesfield.