Helped by a superb win double from Jessica Turner and some other good individual performances, the joint Chesterfield and Amber Valley & Erewash AC U20 team, took an excellent third place in the last National Junior League Trent Division match at Tamworth.
The league is aimed at U20s, but U17s are also allowed to compete at their team manager’s discretion.
Match result: Derby 431 points, Central Mercia 424, Team CDAV 407, Stoke 403, Team Arrows 111, Team DMack 97. Final League positions: Derby 30 points, Stoke 26, Central Mercia 26, Team CDAV 22, Team DMack 15, Team Arrows 13.
Results (A string winners only): MEN: Michael Feeney (AV) 110mH 15.8s; Dominic Hare (U17) 400mH 63.7s; WOMEN: Lindsey Morgan (U17) 800m 2:20.1; Jessica Turner (U17 AV) 400m 59.9s, 400mH 67.1s; Page Collings pole vault 3.10m
Competing in the British Athletics League Super 8 competition semi-final at York, Chesterfield’s men did well but came up against some of the big city teams and were narrowly beaten into fourth place by three points.
Match result: Sheffield 110, Glasgow 92, Bingley 69, Chesterfield 66, York 50, Leeds 42
Individual results: Nathan McKenzie (U20) 4th 200m 24.0s; Ben Mourbey 2nd 110mH 16.6s, 4th 400m 54.0s; Nathan Staniford (U17) 3rd 800m 2:08.2; Campbell Menzies (U17) 5th 1500m 4:47.3; Mark Quince 6th 3000m 12: 03.8; Pete Favell 5th discus 32.71m; Nathan Pentin (U17) 2nd pole vault 4.00m, 3rd javelin 36.70m; John Scott (U20) 4th triple jump 12.65m; Medley relay (Daniel Ezughah/McKenzie/Staniford/Scott) 2nd 2:38.0.
Chesterfield AC’s senior men contest the final match in their Northern Track & Field League Div 3EC season with a visit to Cudworth, Barnsley, on Sunday.
They are in a comfortable third place in the six-club division with the top two to be promoted, and the bottom two relegated to the fourth tier of the league.