On a day which made top performances impossible, several of the Wallasey Athletic Club's women's team overcame the weather to produce some very praiseworthy performances. As a result the team gained fourth place in the second Cheshire League meeting at Warrington.
Best performances came from the seniors who again relied heavily on the tireless and immensely talented Kathy Davenport, who won three events, the 100 metres hurdles in 15.3 secs., the long jump with over 18 feet and the high jump with 4ft. 6ins. A great trio of performances which could indicate her potential as a future international pentathlete. The other senior winner was captain Janice Watts who once again gave a polished performance in the 1500 metre event, to gain a comfortable win. Janice also recorded a personal best when competing in the Stretford League finishing third over 800 metres in 2 mins. 22.4 secs. The Caldwell sisters performed well showing admirable consistency in finishing third and fourth in the 800 metres. Mary finishing fifth in the 1500 metres later in the afternoon.
The intermediate girls' team failed to gain any wins, Sue Carter, perhaps the team's fittest athlete, being unlucky enough to be suffering from a cold and having to scratch from her best event the 400 metres.
She did however manage fourth in both the long jump and 80 metres hurdles.
In the junior girls' events, Julia Hobbins made a promising debut for the club winning the long jump with 4.41 metres and finishing fourth in the 800 metres. Lyn Carter also performed well in the 800 metres and javelin.
Today, Andy Fulton and Bob Brimage are competing in the Northern Junior Athletic Championships, when it is expected that Andy in the shot and javelin and Bob in the steeplechase will gain high placings. There will also be a strong contingent at Sale competing in an inter-club.