Sportshall Athletics NW Regional Finals

Horwich RMI Harriers
Sportshall Athletics NW Regional Finals

Seven Horwich RMI Athletes represent Lancashire

Teams came from all over the North West, i.e. Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria. There was a high standard on show from all the counties.

Congratulations to the Horwich RMI Harriers Under 13 Boys, Matthew Ault, Sam Mercer, George Burton and Matthew Gibson ; Under 13 Girls, Hannah Storey and Beth Miller ; Under 15 Girls, Rachel Pearson for representing Lancashire in the North West Regional Finals held at Wigan on 24th February 2008.

The Under 13 Boys of Lancashire finished 3rd in their team Competition, whilst the Under 13 Girls narrowly missed out on winning and finished Runners-up behind Cheshire. Congratulations to Rachel Pearson as she has qualified to compete in the UK National Finals at the NEC Arena, Birmingham as her Under 15 Lancashire Girls Team finished Winners of the North West.

There were magnificent performances from all the Horwich Athletes, including many Personal Bests. Hannah Storey produced breathtaking performances winning 2 Gold Medals, by winning the 4 Lap individual race and coming from behind to win a very exciting 8 Lap Parlauf Race .

A proud day for “Magnificent Seven” from Horwich RMI Harriers.

Individual Event Results as follows:-

Rachel Pearson :
2 LAP – 24.4s
Speed Bounce – 65
St Long Jump – 1.90m

Hannah Storey :
4 LAP – 51.3 (in Final) – 1st Place (Gold Medal)
St Long Jump – 2.05m

Beth Miller :
Vertical Jump – 46

Matthew Gibson :
St Long Jump – 2.09m – 4th Place

Matthew Ault :
4 LAP – 50.7 (in Final) – 3rd Place (Bronze Medal)
Shot Putt – 8.09m – 4th Place

Sam Mercer :
6 LAP – 1m20.6s – 3rd Place (Bronze Medal)
Vertical Jump – 41

George Burton :
Shot Putt – 7.28m

Mark Dacre
Horwich RMI Harriers
24.02.2008

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