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Four outstanding Pendle Athletic Club Athletes have been selected to represent Lancashire at the English Schools’ Athletic Championships in Gateshead next week. The ESAA National Championships are the 4th largest athletics event in the world, staged each year.

Firstly Tiarnan Crorken, for the Senior Boys, reached the qualifying standard of 3.58 in the 1500m gaining himself a well-deserved place in the Lancashire squad.

Secondly, Leah Hillman, for the Senior Girls, reached the qualifying standard in the Javelin throwing 37.99m at the Lancashire Championships.  She subsequently increased her distance at the Lancashire Schools Athletics Championships and again reaching a fantastic PB of 40.10m at the England Athletic U20/U23 Championships at Bedford last week.

Thirdly, Joe Lonsdale, for the Inter Boys, ran the qualifying time for the 200m at the Lancashire Championships as well as the qualifying time at 100m but he will represent Lancashire in the 200m next week in Gateshead.

Last but not least, Alex Baker for the Junior Girls, again in the Javelin, reached the qualifying standard of 33m by throwing a whopping 34.81m at the Lancashire Championships in Blackpool. She also gained a Championship Best Performance for U15 girls Javelin in Blackpool and also at the Lancashire Schools Championships in Wigan in her event.

Pendle Athletic Club is a relatively small Club compared to other Clubs in the Lancashire area but there is a huge amount of talent at the Club. Good luck to all the above athletes next weekend – Friday/Saturday 8th/9th July at the English Schools Athletics Championships

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