Wallasey Athletic Club competed in an inter-club invitation meeting at Blackburn last Saturday, but as they could only take a limited number of competitors they only managed to finish in fifth place out of the six teams.
There were, however, several fine individual performances. The most outstanding of these was
Carl Gee's victories in the shot put and discus. He won the shot with a distance of 36' 7' and the discus with 122' 3'. In light of the fact that Carl has done very little competitive athletics this season, these were two exceptional performances.
Mike Teahan ran the 1/4-mile in a personal beat time of 52.6 seconds, although he only man-aged to finish in fifth place.
Phyllis Edwards jumped as well as ever to win the women's long jump with a distance of
Brenda Woolley was 3rd in the women's shot put with 26' 4', and Mary Railton was 4th with 24' 8'. Yvonne Broomhead ran a fine 150 yards to finish 3rd in a time of 21.1 secs,
The first event at Wavertree on Tuesday evening in the third week of the Parks & Gardens Championships was the senior mile. Wallasey's, Barry Smith competed in the first of the two heats and Mike Teahan in the second.
Barry timed his run perfectly, coming of the final bend several yards clear of the third man but
out of reach of the eventual winner. His time of 4m 32.4s was his personal-best for the distance.
Mike Teahan finished 5th in the second heat, also qualifying for the final with a time of 4m 36.8s.
youths' 880 yards. In the final of this event Dave Lockley was 4th in a time of 2m 6.7s, Johnny
Jones being one place behind in 2m 6.8s.
Mike McNamee was unplaced in the junior 440 yards but did a personal-best time of 56 secs.
In the heats of the senior 220 yards John Morley qualified for the final finishing in 2nd place.
The finals of the 880 yards and 220 yards take place on Tuesday, June 28th.