Sunday 2nd July 2017 saw the second Cheshire League match of the season, held at Crewe where the conditions were idyllic. St Helens Sutton AC had a fair turnout, including 19 juniors and 1 senior. On the whole, 33 pb’s and 2 seasons bests were achieved!
There were several outstanding performances from the athletes, of which Jessica Bainston, Rachael Cahill, Gabriel Mullen, Liam Johnson and Saul Hockenhull, all competed in their first track events for the club, setting an excellent baseline to go on to beat, in competitions to come.
For the under 11 girls, Poppy Handley-Hicking competed in the 600m to achieve a pb of 2.13.6. Rachael Cahill got 3 pb’s : she threw the javelin over 9m, ran 27.2 for the 150m and jumped 2.61m in the long jump.
Representing the under 11 boys, Gabriel Mullen, Liam Johnson and Saul Hockenhull all competed in the 150m, 600m, long jump and javelin. They all performed exceptionally well and are off to a good start!
Under 13 girl, Jasmine Scott, competed in the shot putt and 200m. She threw the shot putt 4.37 and achieved a pb in the 200m. Niamh Abbot threw the shot 4.42m and ran 30.9 for the 200m which was a new pb. Jessica Bainston ran 38.2 for the 200m and 6.01 for the 1200m. Jessica has set herself fantastic targets for the rest of the season! Hollie Brussels ran 35.0 for the 200m and 4.45.4 for the 1200m. Well done to Hollie who achieved pb’s in both of her events.
There were 5 athletes representing the under 15 girls, including Celine Virton who got 2 pb’s, one in the long jump and one in the 200m. She ran 29.3 and also went on to throw the javelin. Lizzie Greenall ran 30.5 for the 200m and competed in the long jump and javelin to get 2 pb’s. Lauren Taylor got 3 pb’s, one in the long jump, javelin and 200m. Rachel Brabin ran 30.6 for the 200m, and also competed in the long jump and javelin, to achieve 3 pb’s. Alicia Spilling ran 32.0 for the 200m which was a pb as well.
For the under 15 boys, Michael Brussels performed exceptional in the 800m. He finished in 2.28.9 which was a pb. Charlie Roberts got yet another pb for the 800m, achieving 2.05.8. Michael Duffy ran 2.41.8 for the 800m and 14.1 for the 100m which left him with 2 new pb’s. Adam Loughran ran 13.5 for the 100m and James Moran ran 12.8.
Senior man, Jake Healey competed in the 1500m and finished in 4.30.
Well done to all athletes who took part and a big thank you to those who volunteered to help, including Chris Dempsey, Helen Virton, Lisa Taylor, Ben Taylor, Katie Duffy and Jake Healey (in between his race).
The next Cheshire League match is to be held at Warrington on Sunday 30th July- home advantage.
Hope to see you all there (ATHLETES and OFFICIALS)!
Team manager: Helena