Match report – Mid Lancs League Medal Meeting, Robin Park, Wigan, 22nd Aug
The final meeting of the Mid Lancs League was the Medal Meeting, this year held at Robin Park, Wigan.
21 Horwich athletes turned out to compete for the coveted medals with some great performances being seen in all the age groups.
Helena Lawton kicked off the medal haul for Horwich with a bronze in the Senior Women’s 100m and she was later to collect a further bronze in the javelin event.
The U13 age group collected 5 medals with silvers for Gabrielle Whittle in both the 100m and the high jump, Nathan Barlow won silver in the 200m and Natassia Dacre won silver in the javelin.
The U15s saw Beth Miller win bronze medal in the 100m and for the U17s Rebekah Atkinson gained a silver in the 3000m and Laura Tunstall another silver in the javelin.
The biggest medal haul for Horwich came from the Seniors section with 8 medals being won with Alison Storey taking 2 silvers in the discus and long jump and a bronze in the shot, Lawton’s 2 bronze for the 100m and the javelin, Matthew Storey taking gold in the javelin and Jack Thomas winning the bronze in the same event.
A special mention to the Senior Men’s 4 X 100m relay team of Andrew Storey, Mike Houghton, Matthew Storey and Jack Thomas who took the medal in a new club record time of 48.6s.
At the end of the meeting Horwich Team Manager, Suzanne Saunders, collected the Division Two trophies for both the Horwich Men’s and Women’s sections who both finished 1st in their respective leagues and are now promoted to the Division 1.