Whalley athletes star in QEGS Sports Day

Ross pictured in action in the long jump at Witton Park
Ross pictured in action in the long jump at Witton Park

Whalley athletes Ross Liddle and Georgina Mackenzie were among the star performers at the annual Sports Day at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School at Witton Park, Blackburn.

The day was blessed with bright warm sunshine for the first time in a number of years, andthere was some great competition at a variety of levels.

Ross set a new record in the Under 14 hurdles in a time of 12.01s, and Georgina leapt 4.34m in the long jump.

The pair have both been improving all season.

Ross, who was the Under 14 champion Athlete, has recently represented Blackburn with Darwen at the county championships, where he came fourth in the long jump with a personal best of over five metres, and Georgina, who was the senior girls’ champion athlete was also at the county championships, competing in the high jump, following on from the town sports where she finished second in the high jump and was third in the hurdles.