Mother and daughter Debra and Danielle Erskine have proved West Cheshire AC is a true family club.
The duo contributed towards their club’s haul of 64 medals at the Cheshire AA Track and Field Championships held at Stretford, Manchester.
Debra powered her way to victory in the women’s hammer with a throw of 21.86m and Danielle grabbed glory in the women’s long jump with 5.36m.
They were two of 32 gold medal-winning West Cheshire performances during a memorable two days at Longford Park Stadium.
Multi-talented Evie Tipping pocketed four gold medals from the under 13 girls 150m (22.56), shot put (8.29m), javelin (12.23m), and discus (20.09m) while her sister, Maisie, pocketed five medals which featured two new personal bests in the U15 girls 100m (13.32) and 200m (26.94).
Dave McKay produced a hat-trick of victories in the men’s hammer (44.62m), discus (30.96m) and javelin (60.40m).
Abi Pawlett, Alice McMahon, Will Rattray, and Ewan Bradley all celebrated double gold medal-winning performances.
Abi secured a double success story in the U13 girls 75m (10.54 seconds) and 75m hurdles (12.23), while Alice celebrated a women’s sprint double with victories in the 100m (12.47) and 200m (25.49); Will hit winning marks in the U15 boys hammer (39.30m) and discus (28.30m); and Ewan scored success in the U15 boys 80m hurdles (13.28) and pole vault (2.10m).
George Hyde rewrote the county record books after powering the U15 boys shot to a new championship best of 14.14m for victory. Issy Clarke lifted the Marie Birkenhead Mile Cup after clocking a winning time of 5:04.4 in the U15 girls 1,500m.
Mark Davies rounded the men’s 3,000m steeplechase to win the Cheshire title in 11:22.5, while Matthew Pagan delivered success in the U20 men’s 400m.
Georgia Barlow bagged glory from the U17 ladies 100m (12.75) and missed out on top spot in the 200m by 0.2 seconds with a time of 25.97.
Tamsin O’Keefe rounded the U13 girls 800m in a winning time of two minutes 27.65 seconds, and Harvey Tegg posted a winning time of 2:26.59 in the U13 boys 800m final.
Anna Crayston secured the U13 girls long jump gold medal with 4.53m, while Ethan Milligan (1.70m), Alan Littler (1.65m), and Lauren Jones (1.25m) clinched the U17, senior men’s, and U13 girls high jump titles.
Ben Grinter (24.69m), Emma Howe (37.88m), and Sophie Percival (39.55m) landed the U13 boys, U15 girls, and U20 women’s javelin titles, and Ivor Smith won the U13 boys shot put gold medal with 4.27m.
Silver medalists included Ali Burkett (61.90 in the women’s 400m, Alex Kearns (54.68 in the U17 men’s 400m), Liam Farrell (2:30.58 in U13 boys 800m), and Sam Paton (13.17 in U15 boys 100m), Daniel Berg (33.27m in U15 boys hammer), Isobel Griffin Morris (34.85m in U17 women’s discus), and Ethan Butler (1.15m in under U13 boys high jump).
Cameron Weaver rounded the U17 women’s 3,000m in 9:22.32 for a bronze medal and other West Cheshire athletes to post third places included Adam Howe (28.28 in U13 boys 200m), Daniel Pagan (46.37 in U15 boys 300m), and Sonny Dean (2:17.64 in U15 boys 800m).
For Halton & Frodsham Harriers, Chris Larkin picked up a silver medals in the U17B high jump (with a new pb on 1.55m) and 1,500m steeplechase as well as a bronze in the 3,000m. Club colleague Richard McGeachie struck gold in the U20 3,000m and won silver in the 800m, while Harriers’ Jacob Birtles triumphed in the U15 800m – with a PB and club record.
Fixtures this weekend include the U13 and U15 Youth Development Track and Field League second round at Trafford’s Longford Park Stadium on Saturday (11.30am start).
The Ellesmere Port, Neston, and Helsby Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships will be held at the Stanney Oaks Athletics Track, on Wednesday (3-5pm).