In the Cheshire Women's League meeting at Sale, Wallasey Athletic Club finished fourth. Highlight of the afternoon was the performance of Kathy Davenport who broke one of the club's oldest standing records in the long jump, winning the event with a jump of 18ft. 3ins.
With several absentees from the Wallasey team, many of the athletes were forced to attempt a number of events, Kathy, one of the area's top pentathlonetes, showed top form in everything she attempted, winning the 80 metres hurdles in 15.6 secs., the 400 metres in 63.5 secs., and the high jump with 4ft. 10ins. A fabulous series of performances for any athlete.
Also, in the senior section, the team captain, Janice Watts, came a close second in the 1500 metres in 5 mins. 0.7secs. and fourth in the 200 metres. In the 1500 metres Mary Caldwell did well to finish fourth after having previously contested a close 800 metres in which she also finished fourth.
The only Wallasey thrower of note was Pat Turner, who threw 26ft. 8 ins. to take third in the shot and 70ft. in the javelin for fourth. The relay team finished third in 56.9 secs.
The intermediate team was rather depleted with many of the girls currently engaged in 'O' levels. Best performances were by Sylvia Brimage who finished third in the 150 metres in 5 min. 43 secs. and Sue Lloyd in the same event.
Sue Carter must have been a little disappointed with her performance in the 400 metres she could do no better than 65 secs. in fourth position.
Of the juniors, Lyn Carter was the most outstanding winning the 800 metres 'B' race. Sharon MacCann also ran well in this event, in the 'A' race finishing fourth.
Helen Taylor recorded 29.1 secs. in the 200 metres, a fair time, but only good enough for fourth place. The relay team of Sharon MacCann, Helen Taylor, Lyn Carter and Lindsay Hewson performed well to finish fourth in 61 secs. In the Northern Junior Championships, Bob Brimage finished seventh in the 3000 metres; one of the best performances by a Wallasey athlete for some years. Today, the senior man's team will be competing in the first Northern League meeting at Warrington. The event is the club's most important of the summer and it is hoped that some good performances are made, especially in the field events which look very strong. Please meet at St. Alban's Road at 11:30 a.m.