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Pendle host a record field at open meeting
PENDLE Athletic Club dominated the under 15 boys’ 1500m and long jump on Sunday as they hosted record numbers for their own open meeting at the Seedhill track.
More than 200 athletes entered, from as far afield as Cannock, Retford and Oswestry, with a number of East Lancashire’s finest holding their own in a competitive field.
The hosts’ biggest success came in the under 15 boys category, with clean sweeps in both the 1500m and the long jump. Pendle’s James Marchant won the former in 4mins 50.3secs, with team-mates Matthew Barnes and Thomas Marchant finishing second and third respectively.
Pendle’s Matthew Burrows, who came fourth in the 1500m, won the long jump with a leap of 4:35, with fellow home athletes Thomas Marchant and Deamon Metcalfe fin-ishing second and third.
East Lancashire stars included Emily Raine from Blackburn Harr-iers, who set a fast time of 11.7secs in the under 10 girls’ 75m race.
Emma Duckworth from Hyndburn also showed her sprinting speed with a time of 13.5secs in the 100m. Hyndburn’s Sasha McTiffin won the under 10 girls’ 800m, with clubmate Alexa McTiffen winning the under 13 800m, ahead of Rossendale’s Shauna Williamson and Blackburn Harriers’ Hannah Cookson.
Williamson won both the long jump and the high jump. Burnley’s Jay Bowman won the boys’ 800m, with Pendle’s Luke Stowe victorious in the under 10 high jump. Hyndburn dominated the boys’ 75m sprint, with Oliver Jones coming out on top.
Burnley’s James Dean won the long jump, with Chambers capping a good afternoon with victory in the high jump.
Pendle’s Joe Lonsdale and Spencer Phelan came first and second in the under 13 100m, with Lonsdale also coming second in the 200m just behind Burnley winner Leon Stubbs.
Stubbs also won the 800m and the high jump, while Phelan added to his second place in the 100m with victory in the long jump. Pendle dominated the under 13 throwing events, with Jack Worthington winning the discus, and Gregan Baker and Spencer Phelan coming first and second in the javelin. Pendle under 15 Jordan Leeming won both the 100m and the 200m.
The hosts also enjoyed success in the under 15 high jump, with Daemon Metcalfe winning and Tiarnan Crorken coming sec-ond, while Blackburn Harrier Nathan Bill-ington won the high jump and Hyndburn’s Jamie Shirtcliffe took victory in the triple jump.
Blackburn Harriers’ Olivia Brooks won the high jump in the under 15 girls category, with Leah Hillman winning the javelin.
Hyndburn’s under 17 Marnie Shirtcliffe won both the 80m hurdles and the javelin, with Pendle’s Katy Lord winning the senior women 200m and 100m.
In the under 17 boys age range, Neng Wildman won the 100m and 200m for Pendle, with team-mate Matthew Dutton cleaning up in the 800m and 1500m.
Blackburn Harrier Ben Aspinall won the under 17 triple jump, and high jump and team mate Michael Angland crossed the line first in the senior men’s 100m. Pendle senior men enjoyed a successful afternoon, with James Blackburn winning the 200m, the triple jump and long jump, and Sean Crorken winning the 1500m.
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