Chesterfield Athletics Club athletes contributed massively to Derbyshire’s clean sweep of all the four age-groups in the Aviva Sportshall East Midlands final at Grantham, writes Frank Gorman.
They made up more than one third of the total squad which repeated the successes of the last two years, and will again go on to represent the East Midlands in the National Finals at Birmingham NEC on Sunday, April 3.
This follows on from the county’s U11s also winning their Regional Final at the same venue.
C&DAC squad members: U13G: Shannon Ashmore, Ella Barrett, Rebecca Conway, Megan Cowen, Abbie Queenan, Emma Schaanning, Corey Wilson.
U13B: William Ediker, Josh Hough, James Murphy. U15G: Leanne Smith, Lauren Wilson. U15B: James Elliott, Dominic Hare, Will Stockton.
Individual event winners in team competitions: U13G: Corey Wilson 2 lap; Abbie Queenan vertical jump; Megan Cowen high jump. U13B: Josh Hough 2 lap; William Ediker speed bounce.
All-rounder competitions: U15B: 2nd Dominic Hare (won 4 lap, standing long jump); Will Stockton 4eq (won 2 lap); James Elliott 9eq (25 competitors). U15G:Lauren Wilson 14th, Leanne Smith 23rd (35 competitors).
Three of the club’s U15 Girls ran in the ECCA National Cross-Country Championships at Alton Towers.
In a field of 332 runners there was a particularly fine run from Tazmin Boam who came in 85th, and who still has another year in the age-group.
Emily Wass (190th) and Lindsey Morgan (223rd) struggled in, what were described as, appalling conditions.
Results from Midland Counties AA Indoor Open, Birmingham NIA: U15G: 60mH 1st Alicia Barrett 1st 60mH 9.55s.
U17M: Edward Selvey 3rd pole vault 3.60m (new personal best).