While the athletic fraternity’s attention was focused on the European Championships in Switzerland, it was business as usual for the next generation, especially those who opted into the Northern U15 and U17 Championships held at Wigan.
Pride of place for Liverpool Pembroke Sefton athletes was Daniel Slater who took the U15 1500m title.
In windy conditions, he timed his finish immaculately finishing strongly in 4:22.71.
Teammate Matthew Richardson was also in fine form in the 800m negotiating his heat in 2:12.96 and securing the bronze medal in the final with 2:13.69.
Both athletes are coached by John McCarten who praised them for following his new training schedules faithfully.
The club’s high jumpers were also among the medals with U15 Jade Murphy claiming bronze with 1.50m and Hannah Wills (U17) also third with a leap of 1.45m.
U15 Kai Finch on 1.55m just missed out on a medal in fourth spot.
For the flat jumpers, U15 Rob Ward was sixth in the long jump competition with a 4.89m leap and the improving Matthew Low (U17) was fourth in the triple jump with 11.45m plus eighth in the long jump (5.41m).
Ed Latimer (U17) picked up a bronze medal in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:02.99 as did Morgan Greaves-Thomas in the U17 100m (11.30).
Also in the same 100m, Elliot Jones had a 11.47 time for eighth.
Joe Milton (U17) was fourth in the 400m with a time of 53.70.
Those who performed well in the heats without progressing were U17 Jessica Wohler (100m in 13.60) and U15 Rob Ward (100m in 12.87).
Morgan Greaves-Thomas was third in his 200m heat with a decent 22.83 timing.