WARRINGTON Athletics Club’s Olivia Crawford defied a pre-race fall and illness to achieve a win for Cheshire in the Mason Trophy Schools Inter County meeting.

Crawford, who was suffering with a cold, was first across the line in the junior girls 75m hurdles A race in 11.49secs, helping her county to finish third overall.

In the same age group at the Northwood Stadium event in Stoke, Tallie Sze won the A event long jump with 4.97m while Abigail Adelani was second in the discus with 16.58m.

Imogen Wharton won the intermediate girls 1500m B race in 4mins 48.91secs and Hannah Hull finished second in the 800m A race with 2mins 20.51secs.

At junior boys level, Alfie Blizzard contended with a hail storm as he finished fourth in the 800m A race with 2mins 06.71secs.

Thomas Darbyshire was ninth in the 200m A in 25.13secs, while in the junior girls 1500m A Emily Kinsey was also ninth with 5mins 08.60secs.

In the intermediate boys A high jump Fraser Savage, representing Greater Manchester, finished eighth with a clearance of 1.69m.

Elsewhere, Louise Blizzard finished 26th overall in the Birchwood Brook 5K Road Race in 21mins 03secs, winning the women’s race and over 45s women category.

Second-claim member Georgina Walker finished in 37th place overall in 22mins 06secs, placing her sixth woman and third over 45 woman.

Meanwhile, 13 Warrington AC members competed in Trafford Athletic Club’s recent Distance Grand Prix at Longford Stadium.

In the 3000m series, Dan Fox Finished sixth in the first race with a season’s best time of 8mins 43.42secs while in race three over 60s master athlete Steve Watmough also ran a season’s best of 10mins 26.66secs finishing in 15th place.

Under 20 Orla Gregory contested race eight of the 800m and was just outside her best time with 2mins 18.81secs as she finished sixth.

Fellow under 20 Lucie Davies and under 17 Sinead Gregory finished seventh and eighth in race 10 with times of 2mins 26.55secs and 2mins 35.76secs respectively.

In the 1500 metres series, under 17 Jack Marwood was fourth in race one with a personal best 3mins 59.38secs, while Jack Wadsworth won race two with a season’s best 4mins 05.69secs.

Race six brought the turn of the girls with under 20 Eleanor Grace and under 17 Cara Gregory finishing eighth and 12th with times of 5mins 18.06secs and 5mins 33.62secs respectively. Cara’s was a season’s best, while for Eleanor, who returned to competing for the club in April, it was a huge personal best.

In the 300m hurdles, second-claim member Evie Elliot won with a time of 48.3secs.

The field events featured Chris Fance competing in the javelin and hammer, finishing as fourth senior in the latter with a personal best 20.17m and third senior in the former with a throw of 15m exactly.

In the long jump over 55 master athlete Neal Petley finished fourth senior with 3.75m.

Petley was also in action in the Run, Jump, Throw and Northern Masters Meeting at Sheffield Hallam University.

Petley, who has overcome some health problems, won the over 55s Northern Masters 100m hurdles gold medal in 19.97secs and also the long jump in the same age group with a season’s best 3.93m.

Evie-May Williams continued her assault on the fells in the Weaver Hills Junior Fell Race near Wooton village, Staffordshire.

This was the fifth of six Championship races and Williams finished 14th in the under 15s race with 21mins 52secs.

With the Championships scored over the best four races, she now sits in 11th equal place on 140 points.

The final race of the series takes place on July 7 at Bwich Pen Barras near Mold, North Wales.

Two of Warrington AC’s under 11s athletes tackled the Podium Junior Races around a traffic-free cycle path course at Barrowford near Nelson, Lancashire.

Running in the under 11s/under13s race, Sebastian Hughes placed fourth overall behind three under 13s athletes to win the under 11s age group with a time of 7mins 36secs.

Leonard Broadhurst finished 24th overall in 8mins 28secs, placing him ninth in the under 11s age group.