Steeplechase puts Lockley in first rank

In perfect running conditions, Wallasey Athletic Club competed at Warrington in an inter-club fixture. The best performance of the meeting was that of Dave Lockley who won the youths' 1,000 metres Steeplechase in a personal best time of 2 mins. 49.2 secs.

This performance ranks Dave as the third or fourth best Steeplechaser in the country for his age.

Les Watcham was 5th in this race in an admirable time of 3 mins. 17 secs.

The club took the two first places in the shot put events, Michael Hampson winning be youths' shot with 31 ft. 9 inches and Carl Gee winning the senior with 36 ft. 2 inches. Our only other winner was Michael Hampson again in the youths' discus, his throw being 123 ft. 101/2 ins.

In his first competition for the Club, Terry Leach finished second in the javelin with 109 ft. 3 ins. and also 3rd in the youths' discus with 98 ft.

In the senior 100 yards, John Morley finished third in the A race in a time of 10.6 secs. and Alan Kin was 2nd in the B event in a time of 10.8 secs.

The youths' 100 yards was run as one race--Dave Adair finished 4th and Peter Lewis 6th in times of 11.8 and 11.9 secs. respectively.

In the senior 220 yards, Kin and Morley finished 3rd in the A and B races, Kin in 23.8 secs. and Morley in 24.1 secs.

The youths' 440 yards provided a 2nd place for Dave Adair and a 4th place for Peter Lewis. Dave's time was 57.7 and Peter's 58.8.

The senior 880 yards proved to be a fine race, with Alan Keating coming 2nd in a personal best

time of 2 mins. 1.3 secs, Doug Hanna and Barry Smith followed him home in 3rd and 4th place in 2 mins. 2.9 and 2 mins. 4.6.

The youths' one mile turned out to be another success for Wallasey, with Wallasey athletes finishing 2nd, 3rd and 4th, Johnny Jones was 2nd in 4 mins. 58 secs., Melvin Schless 3rd in 4 mins. 59.1 and Philip Wealthy in 5 mins. 11 secs.

In this 6 sided meeting, Wallasey only managed to finish 4th with 64 points, Warrington, the

home club winning the match with 97 points.

Today, Len Durkin, Ron Barlow and Brian Woolford will be competing in the Port Sunlight

5 milee road race and tomorrow, a large party of club members will be going to Foel Glap, Denbigh to compete over the Club's 3-mile Handicap Hill course.


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