Ross races to Liver­pool gold

Stockport Express - - Sport - ATH­LET­ICS SOFIA TAVINI

STOCK­PORT Har­ri­ers stormed into the week­end start­ing with the Bri­tish Ath­let­ics Cross Chal­lenge and Euro Tri­als over in Liver­pool.

In the se­nior men’s race they ran a fast and fu­ri­ous 9.8KM.

To take home gold for the club was Stock­port’s Olympic ath­lete Ross Milling­ton, who is coached by Steve Ver­non.

Milling­ton dom­i­nated the race, plac­ing first over­all with an out­stand­ing time of 28.00, hav­ing a four-sec­ond lead ahead of sec­ond placed Nick Goolab, run­ning for Bel­grave.

The sec­ond Har­rier to cross the line was Jack Martin who came in 27th place with a time of 29.15. Not far be­hind was Pa­trick Martin who achieved 29th po­si­tion cross­ing the line at 29.17

Com­pet­ing in the se­nior women’s race, Jess Pi­asecki powered through the tough 8.1KM course.

With the race com­ing to a close, the lead­ing pack were still bunched to­gether.

Jess man­aged to power through the pain and over­all achieved a wellde­served third place, tak­ing Bronze for Stock­port with an ex­cep­tional time of 26.14, just four sec­onds be­hind the leader Char­lotte Arter.

Sue War­ing crossed the line with an over­all po­si­tion of 218th with an im­pres­sive time of 40.36.

Freya Mur­doch also showed her usual con­sis­tent and out­stand­ing abil­ity and is yet to fin­ish her cross-coun­try sea­son for this year.

Run­ning in the U13 ju­nior girl’s race, Mur­doch took on the 3KM course along with more than one hun­dred other ath­letes.

There Mur­doch took fifth place and crossed the line with an out­stand­ing time of 11.28, only ten sec­onds be­hind fourth!

In in­door ath­let­ics, U17 Will Lewis and U20 Jack Brown-Schofield, both coached by Cliff Old­ham, took part in the North­ern Ath­let­ics open meet­ing in Sh­effield.

Firstly, Will Lewis com­peted in his first 150 me­tre heat and achieved a new PB of 17.82 af­ter pre­vi­ously get­ting 18.95 last year in 2017.

He also took part in 60 me­tre sprint and got another per­sonal best of 07.83 which prior to that was 08.15 at Sportc­ity, Sale Har­ri­ers Open se­ries.

Jack Brown-Schofield also showed some out­stand­ing per­for­mances in the 60 and 150 me­tre events. There he achieved a new per­sonal best of 7.51 sec­onds in the U20 race for the 60 me­tres and over­all took sil­ver.

He also placed sec­ond in the men’s U20 150 me­tres sprint cross­ing the line with a time of 18.20 sec­onds.

This was Brown-Schofield’s first at­tempt at this dis­tance and he per­formed ad­mirably in both.

●●Freya Mur­doch takes fifth place at Bri­tish Ath­let­ics Cross Chal­lenge

●●Ross Milling­ton win­ning the Bri­tish Ath­let­ics Cross Chal­lenge

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