YOUNGSTERS from Warrington Athletics Club got the chance to show their all-round prowess on Saturday.

The first Youth Development League match of the season took place at Leigh Sports Village and while an understrength Warrington team came fourth out of the five teams competing, several athletes still managed impressive displays.

The Gregory twins Sinead and Cara were busy in the girls’ under 13s events, with the former scoring two new personal bests.

Her time of 4mins 20.5secs in the 1,200 metres was a staggering 13 seconds quicker than she had managed previously while her long jump leap of 2.68m was also a new best.

Cara was second in a non-scoring 75m race as she clocked 12.6secs and in the B 1,200m race in 4mins 29.2secs in what was her first race over the distance.

The twins then teamed up with Abigail Adelani and Emily Cartledge to finish fourth in the 4x100m relay.

Emily was also fifth in the A 75m race in 12.1secs and third in the A javelin having thrown 10.07m while Abigail was third in the B 75m race in 11.9secs

Emily Kinsey made her long jump debut by finishing fifth in the B event with a leap of 2.51m while Lore Omotosho was fourth in the B javelin with a throw of 4.84m.

For the boys, Caleb Adelani placed himself high among the UK under 13s rankings with a promising 75m display – he finished second in a time of 10.3secs.

Thomas Darbyshire came third in the B race in a personal-best 11.1secs before winning the B long jump event with a leap of 3.44m and finishing second in the B javelin, recording a throw of 6.38m.

In his debut 1,200m race, Ben Woods ran well to finish second in 4mins 17.9secs while Spencer Astbury was second in the B race, clocking a personal best of 4mins 29.3secs.

Spencer also finished fourth in both the A long jump and javelin having jumped 3.49m and thrown 11.79m.

Thomas, Spencer and Caleb were then joined by Dylan Langley for the 4x100m relay and they combined to finish second.

There were only three athletes – Lewis Shaw, Rory Gregory and Jack Marwood – available for the under 15s boy’s team but between them, they managed to cover the events.

Lewis was fourth in the 100m but won the 80m hurdles and scored a new personal best in the shot, finishing fourth in the A event having thrown 6.16m.

In the B 800m race, Rory scored a personal best 2mins 30.1secs and was the thickness of a vest away from victory but was just beaten to the line by a rival from Horwich RMI Harriers.

He also finished second in the B shot having thrown 4.90m and fifth in the A 300m race in a time of 48.7secs.

Jack enjoyed a promising 800m debut, finishing fourth in the A race in 2mins 24.8secs.

Meanwhile, Ella Pennington set three new personal bests in the under 15s girls’ age group.

Her 100m time of 14.7secs was a new best and saw her finish fifth while she finished third in both the A shot and A discus, throwing 5.81m in the former and 8.01m in the latter.

In the 800m races, Esme Heavey finished second in the A race while in her first track race for two years, Alice Nicholson won the B race in a personal best 2mins 32.7secs.

Toni Omotosho had a good meet, winning the B discus on debut before throwing a personal best of 5.50m in the B shot and also finishing fourth in the B 300m.

Efa Rees was fifth in the B 100m in 16.0secs and in the A 300m in 53.5secs. She then combined with Esme, Alice and Ella to finish fourth in the 4x100m relay.