Maghull’s winning run comes to an end with loss to St Helens
His performance in the shot saw him move up to 4th in the UK rankings, while his pb in the javelin was over 4 metres longer than his previous best.
Matthew Hughes (JB) also set a new pb winning his heat of the 200m in 24.2 sec, but his time of 24.3 in the final was only good enough for 4th place.
Stanley Benson (JB) took bronze in the triple jump (9.09m), as did Cara Tamburro (JG) in the javelin (17.86m).
Erin Birchall (IG) took gold in the long jump (5.11m) and bronze in the 100m (13.2) while Jenny Williamson improved her 1500m time (5:17.4) when she took silver. Tom Corcoran will be pleased with silver in the 1500m (4:40.3) but Callum Garvey will be disappointed with 4th place despite running 12 sec in the 100m.
At Blackpool, Matt Ingram (SB) was the stand out performer, taking gold in both long (6.83m) and triple jump (14.49m).
His triple jump was a new championship best performance and club record.
Also in this age group, Adam Jones took silver in the 2K steeplechase (6:18.0) and Ross Harrison bronze in the 1500m, knocking 7 sec. off his pb in the process (4:08). At Intermediate level, Lauren Lewis was an impressive winner of the 100m (12.4) and Tom Dickinson finished 3rd in a new pb time of 2:03.0.
Hope Kennedy took javelin gold with a throw of 28.65m in the junior girl’s event, with Grace Mitchell winning silver in the long jump (4.63m) and Abigael Bamber bronze in the sprint hurdles (12.6).
Martha Simms was the club’s sole competitor at the Greater Manchester schools event and although she set a new pb in the long jump (4.85m) it was only good enough for 5th place in a quality competition.
A few club members competed in the northern championships at Sports City over the weekend.
After taking part in the schools events on the Saturday, Matt Ingram moved to Manchester on the Sunday where he took silver (14.23m) in the triple jump event. Jenny Pyatt produced a season’s best throw in the discus (42.08m) in her first season as a senior athletes and Kirsty Longley had to settle for 5th place in the 5K (17:10.99) in a quality field, but should be pleased with a 26sec.pb. MAGHULL’S two-game winning streak came to an end last weekend as they lost to St. Helens just a week after defeating their opponents in Ray Tyler Cup action.
Paul Walters’ side headed to Ruskin Drive in good form after successive victories but faced an uphill battle on Saturday after losing the toss and being instructed to field first.
The hosts made good use of the wicket despite being reduced to 55-3 at one stage, with wicketkeeper Daniel Roberts crafting his way to a patient 89 from 148 balls.
Roberts was supported by opener Ryan Donnelly (22) and James Davies (22) early on, but when Jacob Cavanagh (3) was dismissed, St. Helens were 134-7.
Liam Gaskell then acted as the perfect foil for Roberts, with the number nine scoring 32 from 43 balls before Mohammad Nawaz finally clipped his bails.
With the damage done, skipper Phil Murgatroyd declared on a hefty total of 203-8 from 54 overs.
Murgatroyd himself opened the bowling for his side and sent opener Walters and Declan Devine packing early on.
With Maghull reeling on 59-5 at one stage, it was left to all-rounder Anthony Molloy (32) and Cam Lawrenson (22) to steady the ship, dragging the visitors to three figures.
Lawrenson was the first to be dismissed by Liam Gaskell soon after, however, as the innings folded in on itself.
Maghull’s final four batsmen offered just seven runs between them, with Walters men all out for 131 inside just 31 overs.
They have two chances to put things right this weekend as Alder visit Old Hall Field in league competition on Saturday before Sutton arrive the next day to contest the third round of the Ray Tyler Cup.