Bury athletes were well and truly among the medals at the Greater Manchester Sportshall Championships held on 22nd January. It was rewarding for the coaches to see a large number of local athletes committing to their events.
The under 11 boys were represented by Noah Carter, Oliver Horford, Kieran Chadwick, Harry Andrews and Finley Collins. Harry took 4th place in the turbo javelin, a position the team matched in the 4 x 2 lap relay.
The under 11 girls team consisted of Enya Hartley, Connie Potts, Nyah Coates, Reilly Carson, Matilda Brett, Leah Hancock, Devonne Samuels, Jenna Douglas, Esther McGrath, Isabel Lawson, Millie Uprichard, Lola Potts and Ayva Turner. The team won the 4 x 2 lap relay. Enya took 4th in the lap and 3rd in the 3 lap races; Reilly finished 2nd in the 3 lap race and the turbo javelin; Matilda took 2nd in the 1 lap race and standing long jump and 4th in the 3 lap race and Leah finished 2nd in the vertical jump.
The under 13 boys had Jay Cook, Thomas Halford, Jerel Livingston, Jack Andrew, Evan Savage, Elliott Savage, Gilbert Vaughan and Ewan Palfreyman in the squad. Collectively the boys took 1st and 2nd in the relay race. Jerel made it a clean sweep in winning the 2 lap race, the standing long jump and the vertical jump. Evan won the 4 lap race and Elliott won the 6 lap race and took 2nd in the standing long jump. Jay finished 3rd in the vertical jump and 4th in the speed bounce; Jack took 2nd in thr standing triple jump and 4th in the 4 lap race and Gilbert took 2nd in the 6 lap race and 4th in the shot putt.
For the under 13 girls the squad comprised of Erin Kenyon, Erin Garroch, Abigail Howard, Catherine Russell, Alice Lawson, Jenna Dickinson and Grace Gibson. The team took 4th place in the relay. Erin Kenyon was 3rd in the 6 lap race and Erin Garroch took 3rd in the speed bounce. Abigail won the vertical jump; Catherine was 4th in the standing long jump and Grace took 4th in both the 6 lap race and the speed bounce.
The under 15 boys were represented by Patrick Clarke, William Kay, Brandon Wilson, Benjamin Walker and Sebastian Brett. They won the relay and Patrick won the vertical jump, took 2nd in the standing long jump and 3rd in the 4 lap race. Seb won the speed bounce; Brandon took 3rd in the 2 lap race and the shot putt; William finished 4th in the vertical jump and Benjamin took 4th in the standing long jump.
The under 15 girls squad consisted of Amy Garroch, Katherine Townsend, Hattie Vaughan, Charlotte Larking and Charlotte Speakman-Farnworth. They took 2nd place in the relay but there was an individual double win for Amy taking both the speed bounce and vertical jump titles. Charlotte Speakman-Farnworth won the 6 lap race and took 4th in the standing triple jump. Hattie took 3rd in both the standing long jump and shot and Charlotte Larkin took 4th in the shot.