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Warrington athletes compete at Trafford
11:56am Tuesday 13th May 2014 in Sport
WARRINGTON Athletics Club featured prominently in the Trafford Grand Prix, including British Milers Club events, at Longford Stadium last Tuesday.
In the feature events, Daniel Evans and Cameron Field competed in the 1500m. Evans finished seventh in a personal best time of 3mins 58.18secs with Field coming eighth in 3mins 59.68secs.
In the 800m series under 20s, Matt Wigelsworth finished fourth and recorded a time of 1min 58.35secs.
In their race, under 17s Robert Dykes and under 20s Chris Fance both recorded personal best times with Dkes winning in 2mins 0.22secs and Fance fourth in 2mins 2.59secs.
Under 17s Carys McAulay finished fifth in her 800m race, recording 2mins 16.99secs.
In the 1500m series, all-bar Luke Gamble recorded personal best times with Gamble settling for a season’s best time.
First up, Jack Stubbings and Gamble finished fourth and 12th in their race recording 4mins 27secs and 4mins 47secs, respectively.
In the next race, Sam Rostron finished third in 4mins 40secs while Daniel Fox was fifth in 4mins 41secs and Melissa Boyer ninth in 4mins 54secs.
Lauren Ferris and Amy Gibbons then finished fourth and 12th in 4mins 59secs and 5mins 12secs, respectively.
All runners compete in the under 15s age group.
Bringing the 1500m to a close was under 17s Harriet Knowles-Jones, who finished in eighth place in a time of 4mins 25secs.
In the 3000m series, under 20s Liam Burthem finished in 22nd place in race one in a new best time of 8mins 56secs.
Having not raced the distance for three years, Burthem demolished his previous best going under nine minutes for the first time.
In race three, under 17s Sarah McGrail and Vicky Ramsbottom made their debut over the distance finishing in 12th and 21st places respectively.
McGrail recorded a time of 10mins 17secs to put her 16th in the UK rankings so far this season and, as she has Scottish qualification, produce the fastest outdoor time this season by a Scot, only Holly Still from Giffnock North recorded a faster time indoors.
Ramsbottom finished in 10mins 59secs.
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