Harriers make their mark at Trafford
THIS weekend saw Cheshire County Athletics Association hold the annual Track and Field Championships at Longford Park, Trafford.
Macclesfield Harriers were well represented across the many age groups, with the Under 13s fairing very well across the various events.
First event of the weekend saw the Under 13 boys compete in the Long Jump Competition.
The three boys who represented the club all performed very well and as a result dominated the competition and won all the medals. Leo Thomas, a Year 7 Fallibroome pupil, took bronze, Sam Danson, a Year 6 King’s School pupil and son of British commonwealth long jumper Ann Danson won silver and Morgan Frith, another Year 7 Fallibroome pupil, won gold and took the title of Cheshire Champion.
Leo Thomas also went on to qualify for the 200 metres final later in the day, narrowly missing out on a medal.
Sunday started with the qualifying rounds of the 100 metres with Morgan Frith going through to the final along with three other athletes who all recorded qualifying times within 1/10th of a second of each other, setting up a very exciting finale to the sprint races.
The final was as close as had been expected with Morgan taking the bronze medal in a new personal best time of 13.04 seconds, just 0.12 seconds behind the Stockport medallist.
The middle distance races took centre stage in the afternoon and provided Harriers with two more County Champions. Sian Heslop, a Year 7 All Hallows pupil ran a new PB of 3 minutes 59 seconds in the 1200m
gold claiming the gold medal and becoming County Champion to be followed in the Under 13 boys 1500m race by Finley Proffitt a year 7 Tytherington Pupil, winning gold in a new PB of 4 minutes 47.7 seconds and another County Champion title to finish off the weekend.
●● Macclesfield Harriers Under 13 boys Long Jump Medallists, left to right: Sam Danson, Morgan Frith and Leo Thomas
●● Finley Proffitt at the County Athletics Championships