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  • Writer's pictureDanielle McGifford

Schools County Champs

A hot day produced some hot performances from the Wigan Harriers at the County School Champs. First up Greater Manchester and the U15 girls saw a pole vault clean sweep for Wigan with Claudia Berry winning in 2.80m, Emily Wilson 2nd 2.20 (pb) and Lucy Stretton 3rd 1.90m.

In the U15 long jump Lauren Hewitt was just short of her best in winning silver with 4.88m whilst Chloe Budworth added half a metre to her pb with 4.42m. In the Javelin Ava Wareing threw 12.96 for a pb and 4th whilst Erin McIhagga also finished 4th in the 200m with 31.53. In the 1500m Lucy Orrell finished 6th with 5.37.88, Holly Nicholl 7th 5.40.74 and Esme Clarke 11th 6.11.61.

In the U15 Boys Josh Roberts finished 4th in the 300m in a pb 41.94 same position as Matthew Hayton in the 200m in 26.36.

In the U17 women the Wigan girls ruled the jumps with Amy Hewitt jumping a National Standard to win the Triple Jump in a pb 11.67 which moves her to 2nd in this years U.K. rankings. Halle Walsh won the Long Jump with 4.37m and Francesca Santus won the Pole Vault with 2.60m. Yasmin Baker gained a silver in the Shot 11.85 as did Holly Capstick in the 100m equalling her pb of 12.63. Grace Winrow ran a pb of 27.10 in the 200m on her way to 5th in final whilst Aimee Glenn and Jess Taggart finished 4th & 5th in the 80m hurdles Aimee with a pb of 13.25 and Jess 13.88. For the U17 men Owen Baron won bronze in the 400m hurdles in a pb 60.21. In the U20s Ellie Hopper won silver in the Pole Vault with 2.20m, whilst Will Jackson won the men’s High Jump equalling his pb of 2.00m. Joseph Rees Gara in the U20 men’s 1500m added another Gold in 4.01.34. And Leo Reid finished 2nd in the discus 31.00m and 3rd Shot 10.27.

Over at the Lancashire Champs in Blackpool it was more Pole Vault success as George MacKenzie won the U20 Boys with 3.75m and Rose Jackson won the U17 Women with 2.40m. Whilst on the track Kady Hall picked up silver in the U15 girls 200m in 27.1 and Isobel Dyson took half a second off her pb to win bronze in the U17 women’s 300m in 43.7.

Carl Foster

(Coach and Wigan Schools Manager)

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