Crewe & Nantwich Squad. Thanks to Ian for the photo
The Tom Pinks Relays and Highland Games were held at the EIS Sheffield on 8th March.
53 Young athletes from Crewe and Nantwich Athletics Club had an action packed day at the AAA Tom Pink Relays at the EIS in Sheffield securing 59 podium positions against teams from Chesterfield & District AC, City of Sheffield AC, Derby AC, Halton & Frodsham AC, Hallamshire Harriers, Kingston upon Hull AC, Heathfield, Spenborough AC, Halifax Harriers & Southport Waterloo.
U11– Roisin Selby (Javelin), Olivia Fowler (Highland Steps), Ella Defeo (Long jump), James Mitchell (Triple jump), Ben Pettit (Caber toss), Liam Prestwich (Weight for Distance), Shaun Jones, Liam Prestwich, Ben Jackson, Sam Burgess & James Mitchell (1000m Continuous Relay), Liam Prestwich, Ben Jackson, Sam Burgess, James Mitchell, Jess Nelson, Ella Defeo, Rosie Meakin & Ellie Clough (Over & under Relay)
U13– Jordan Sides & Lauren Roe (Highland Steps), Elliott Thomason (Shot & Weight for Height), Thomas Jackson (Weight for Distance), Thomas Jackson, Chris Malkin, Daniel Joy, Jordan Sides & Jack Williamson, Louise Elleray, Caitlin Britton, Ruka Shonibare, Mia Lowndes & Eve Heaword (1500m Continuous Relay) Jordan Sides, Will Kesteven & Jack Williamson (3x500m Relay)
U11– Jess Nelson (Triple jump), Jess Nelson, Ella Defeo, Rosie Meakin Molly Newton & Ellie Clough (1000m Continuous Relay)
U13– Daniel Joy (Weight for Distance), Kian Nolan (Triple Jump), Ethan Hall, James Puttick, Kian Nolan, Robert Hillerby & Peter Selby (1500m Continuous Relay). Ellie Grinnell, Mia Lowndes & Zoe Leydon (3x500m Relay)
U11– Anna Creighton & Cory Horrocks (Highland Steps), Katie Burrows (Caber toss),
U13– Caitlin Britton (Long Jump); Eve Fenoglio
(Highland Steps), Daniel Joy (Triple Jump)
The other members of our successful team, all who performed brilliantly and many who just missed out on medals were: Sean Sides, Oliver Atkinson, Luke Darlington, Oliver Doyle, Archie Pordes, Matthew Kesteven, Charlotte Nelson, Ester Wilding, Hollie Lennon, Maddie Baxter, Evie Shorthose, Jenifer Palin, Amelia Atkinson, Marcie Lewis, Joe Munday, Morgan Messam & Marcus Grayson
Many thanks to all the athletes & supporters who came to the Sheffield, along with those who supported Wendy Valentine with team management (Paul Sides & Kay Leydon), officiating (Frank Roe, Gemma Valentine, Dean Valentine , Harry Valentine Ayodele Shonibare) and photography (Ian Williamson)
This is a record number of awards that we have won at a AAA Tom Pinks event. It is an excellent opportunity to compete on a proper indoor athletics track and to compete in the fun highland games events. This competition is one of our athletes and parents favourite events of the year.