St Helens Sutton AC’s young stars shine

A junior cross country race (library picture)
A junior cross country race (library picture)

St Helens Sutton Athletic Club young athletes competed at Widnes in the second round of the Northwest Sporthall League with quite a few of the athletes competing in open competition for the club for the first time.

In the U11s girls group the club had eight athletes, Olivia Byrom, Niamh Abbot, Beri Salihi, Hannah Shaw-Binns, Hannah Whitney, Hollie Brussels, Grace Moffatt and Emilia Lamb made up a team that took third place.

Niamh Abbot won the two lap race in 28.5, Olivia Byrom was second in the speed bounce and Beri Salihi cleared 1.86m in the long jump and 40cm in the vertical jump. Olivia, Beri, Niamh and Amelia then teamed up to take third place in the relay.

Max Harrison, Edward Leach, Aaron Leach, Callum Lynch, Adam Beardsworth and Jonny Vaughan made up the Boys team in this class, doing one better than the girls by finishing second.

Adam Beardsworth won the chest push with 6.50m and finished second in the speed bounce and Max Harrison winning the long jump with 1.96m. Max, Callum, Adam and Jonny ran the relay in a good time to finish third.

The U13s girls group, Amber Escoffery, Elizabeth Greenall, Holly Scott and Celine Virton did well scoring 149 points to finish second. Celine Virton won the speed bounce with 74, Elizabeth Greenall the shot putt with 6.21m and long jumped 2.03m, Holly Scott who ran a superb six lap race finishing second in 1.36.7.

The four girls combined for the relay finishing third.

Michael Brussels, Dylan O’Brien, Aidan Lamb and Luca Noonan made the Boys team in this class also finishing second with 131 points. Noonan won the two lap race in 26.10 and finished second in the shot putt, Brussels took second in the six lap race in 1.35.5 and O’Brien finished second in the long Jump with 1.88m. The four boys came together for the relay and ran well for second place.

In the U15s. category, Nathan Harrison and Daniel Dobson competed for the boys and Lauren Henry the girls. Lauren performed consistently and scored 47 points from her four events and the boys also did well and scored a total of 76 points which gave them fourth place. The next and final qualifying round is again at Widnes and takes place on December 6.