BURY AC youngsters returned some fine results from field events at the second Youth Development League Upper age-group match at Blackburn Harriers’ base in Witton Park.

In the team match, Bury finished third our of eight, pipped to second place by Crewe and Nantwich Athletics Club, while the hosts were first.

The Bury team welcomed Charlie Ireland and Matthew Taylor to the squad which comprises new first year under-17 members David Vaughan, Ella Hall, Jacob Allen, Erin Kenyon, Rashaun Currie, Catherine Russell and Rocksan Minkeng.

Bury put in great performances in women’s throws where Daisy Worthington achieved a grade three AAA standard with a throw of 10.6m and Ella Hall achieved a grade four throwing 10.13m in shot.

Erin Kenyon and Amy Garroch earned valuable points in javelin, and Katherine Townsend won the u17w discus with a grade four AAA throw of 25.82m.

U17 David Vaughan scored in long and triple jump bounding an impressive grade three of 12.07m, while Harriet Vaughan won the u20w long jump with a grade three AAA performance.

Worthington won the u17w long jump with an English Schools Championship qualifying grade two jump of 5.40m, while Charlotte Speakman-Farnworth won the u17w triple jump.

Harriet Vaughan, Russell and Townsend earned yet more points for the team with two second places and a win in the women’s high jump.

Ben Forrest and Nathan Shepherd, both u20s, had good performances in 400m hurdles and 110m hurdles, respectively.

Forrest also won the men’s 100m A race in a respectable 11.8secs and both men scored well in the sprints.

The u17 men also ran well with Currie finishing second in the 100m A race in a time of 11.7 and team-mate Minkeng winning the 200m B race in 25.60.

The men’s 400m races saw some internal competition with Minkeng and David Vaughan battling to be the first Bury runner past the line – the latter’s closing pace seeing him cross the line in 56.7 with Minkeng hot on his heels in 57.4 – creditable times for two young runners in the first year of their age group.

Jenna Allen-Cartwright won the u20w 400m in a comfortable 63.7, while Kenyon took second in the u17w 300m in 47.6 and team newcomer, Charlie Ireland, won the B race in 49.4 seconds.

Worthington completed the 80m Hurdles in 12.5 while team-mate Speakman-Farnworth tackled the 300m hurdles in 53.8.

With the team blighted by injury, newcomer Matthew Taylor was Bury’s sole u20 middle-distance runner.

Finishing second in the u20m 1500m and 800m, he made a valuable contribution to the team. Similarly, Jacob Allen was Bury’s only representative for the u17s, finishing sixth in the u17m 800m.