Har­ri­ers make their mark at Traf­ford

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - ATH­LET­ICS SIMON FRITH

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

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