SCHOOLS championships have been the focus for several of Warrington Athletics Club’s junior members of late.

Plenty have been involved in the Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside events, with some excellent results across the board.

Hurdles star Lewis Shaw – the number one-ranked 80m hurdler in the UK at under 15s level – set a new Merseyside Championship record in winning his event, clocking 11.2secs to take the title.

Meanwhile, seven titles were won by Warrington athletes over the three age groups at the Cheshire Schools Championships at Ellesmere Port.

Four came in the junior age group, with Caleb Adelani winning the 300m while Jack Marwood clocked a personal best time of 4mins 28.9secs to win the 1,500m ahead of teammate Jacob Pryor, who came second.

A personal-best throw of 25.71m earned Jake Sands the Hammer title while Ellie Barker took home the 300m title in the girls’ events.

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Ellie Barker won the junior girls' 300m title

Other notable displays for the junior girls came from Esme Heavey, who finished third in the 800m, and Imogen Wharton, who clocked a personal-best time of 4mins 42.1secs in the 1,500m.

Lucie Davies was the comfortable winner of the intermediate age group 1,500m race in 5mins 3.8secs while Ben Pucill (1,500m), Zak Chamun (discus) and Toni Omotosho (hammer) all set new personal bests to finish second in their events.

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Ben Pucill (number 19) on his way to a personal-best 1,500m time

Sophia Rawlinson won the 100m in the senior age group in 14.5secs while the club’s final title came from Ellen Turnbull, who just pipped clubmate Jasmine Jones to win the 800m in 2mins 35.8secs.

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From left, Ellen Turnbull and Jasmine Jones, who came first and second respectively in the 800m

The Greater Manchester championships in Trafford, second-claim Warrington member finished second in the junior girls’ 75m hurdles in 12.21 secs.

Sarah Ashcroft was eighth over 800m while identical twins Sinead and Cara Gregory finished 10th and 12th respectively in the 1,500m, with Cara’s time of 5mins 47.44secs being her personal best.