Pete, who has recently been Improving his times over this distance, was fourth in his heat, but failed to qualify for the final. There seems little doubt that had it not been for the large overseas entry at the meeting Pete would have been Wallasey's first A.A.A. finalist for many years.
One consolation was Pete's defeat of Mike Gleson, who represented England, four months ago in an indoor meeting against East Germany.
Andy Carter (Stretford A.C.) went on to take the 800 metres title in a new British record time of 1 min. 45.2 secs. which shows the strength of the field.
was abandoned after a heavy downpour. Mark Feeney finished second in the high-jump before the weather took over.
Phil Truscott, who missed the meeting with achilles tendon trouble, hopes to be fit for today's Northern League meeting at Warrington. Wallasey A.C. share top spot in the league with Warrington A.C. and Longwood Harriers.