A small squad of junior athletes competed at the Trafford AC Medal Meeting at the Longford Park stadium on 17th April. The star performance of the day came from Elliot Savage, running in the under 13 boys 800m A race. Elliot ran out as clear winner and his time of 2.17.88, a new pb, moves him up to number 1 in the UK age rankings for the event and it bodes well for the forthcoming season. He also competed in B 200m race, setting a new lifetime best of 27.99 in winning in a close finish and then won the long jump with a leap of 4.34 – another pb performance!

Not to be outshone, Elliot’s twin brother Evan also notched up two first places winning the B 800m in a new best of 2.24.62 (giving him 10th in the national rankings) and securing victory in the C 200m in a new best of 29.17. Evan then went on to compete in the javelin event where he took 4th place in yet another pb of 24.05m. Competing with Evan in the B 800m, Gil Vaughan set a season’s best of 2.40.83 to take 5th place and Jay Cook also ran in the C 200m where he also set a new pb, taking 4th in 31.51. Jay rounded up his busy afternoon with an 8th place in the long jump (3.88) and 4th in the discus with a new best of 16.22m.

Grace Goodsell demonstrated that she is in fine form by winning both the long jump (5.05m) and the A 100m race (12.94). Ella Hall competed in F race, recording a new best of 14.70 to take 4th place in her first year as an under 15. Ella later competed in the long jump where she produced a season’s best jump of 3.95 and the shot where she putted 6.22m.

Jerel Livingston produced a good series of results also competing as an under 15 for the first time this track season. He finished as runner up in the B 100m, losing out by just 2/100s of a second in 12.75. He then took 3rd in the B 200m in 25.60 and then matched that position in the long jump with a best jump of 5.11.

Abigail Howard took 2nd pace in the D 150m sprint, recording a time of 22.84. Abigail followed this with a new pb of 13.13 in taking 3rd in the B 70m hurdles race and a further pb of 3.65 in the long jump.

UK 800m champion Daisy Worthington worked on her sprinting speed and ran out as a convincing winner of the 300m for under 15 girls in a time of 43.03 – over a second and a half clear of the runner up. Daisy also competed in the long jump, where recorded a best leap of 4.52 to secure 6th place and the javelin where her best throw of 20.21 gave her 5th place. Erin Kenyon was another Bury athlete to set a new lifetime best when she took 6th place in the 1500m in 5.40.98. Erin also set a new best of 18.06 in the javelin.

Oliver Rostron set a new best of 6.62m competing in the under 15 boys shot.