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posted 15 Jun 2015, 13:54 by Spen A.C.   [ updated 28 Sep 2015, 13:39 ]
Spenborough's women put in good performances in the combined men and women's Northern Senior League division three at Bury on Saturday. Chelsea Mitchell won the hammer throw and came second in the shot put and javelin where her mother and joint team manager Tracey came second in the 'B' event. Chelsea was supported by Linda North who won the 'B' hammer and shot put and came second in the discus throw. Middle distance athlete Molly Flannery showed a good throwing arm to win the 'B' discus. Molly also competed in the 400 and 800 metres. Joint Team Manager Emma Rawnsley got the women off to a good start on the track coming second in the 400 metres hurdles and later finishing second in the 200 metres. Rosa McKie won the 'B' 400 hurdles and the high jump. Young distance runner Courtney Benson, in very windy conditions, put in a determined run to come 3rd in the 'A' 3000 metres There was a busy afternoon for Glenn Aspindle who began his day with a second place in the pole vault and followed that with wins in the 400m hurdles and the javelin as well as a second place in the high jump. Spenborough's European Veteran 800 metre champion Keith McGhie showed his versatility winning the 'B' 400 hurdles and coming third in the 3000 metres steeplechase. Young athletes Shaun Stenhouse, Alex Rowell and Lewis Bellwood filled wherever the team needed covering events from 100 metres to 3k steeple chase as well as both relays teams. Father and son Mick and Ryan Dransfield contributed valuable points in a close run match taking part in events from 400 to 5km. The next match is back at Bury on 12th July.
Trafford 385, Stockport 297, SPENBOROUGH 291, Bury 277, Pendle 261.5, Halifax 143.5
League positions: Trafford 12, SPENBOROUGH 9, Stockport 8, Bury 5, Halifax 5, Pendle 3
Results can be found on http://www.northernathletics.org.uk 

  

Pictures: Glenn Aspindle in the  pole vault. Team manager Emma Rawnsley competing in the triple jump.

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