The wet weather did little to dampen the performances of a number of Bury’s younger athletes over the weekend.

At the Manchester Bounce Back invitation meeting at Sportcity, Jay Cook competed in the pole vault and took fourth place in an outdoor personal best performance of 3.51m.

His vault is good enough to rank the under-17 multi-eventer fourth in the UK in his age group. He then took fourth place in the long jump in a new PB of 5.99 before winning the javelin in a season’s best of 31.76.

Rosella Togo set a new lifetime best of 5.08 to take second in the under-17 long jump and equalled that position in the javelin with a new PB of 19.61. Ella Hall, competing in her first year as an under-20, set a new PB of 25.97 for second place in the javelin.

At the Trafford Open meeting, two of Bury’s under-11s performed really well. Lucy Dent set a new PB of 1.59.49 to take sixth place in the 600m, running against older girls.

Gabriella Idoko took third in the 75m (12.45) and fourth in the 150m (25.85). In the under-13 age category, Evie Elliott set new best times in winning the 75m (10.70) and taking third in the 150m (21.40). Faye Gribbin won her 150m race (22.81) before taking ninth in the 800m (2.41.51).

For the under-15s, Blessing Idoko ran an excellent new best of 27.73 to take second in the 200m before clearing 1.30 to take ninth in the high jump, just 2cm below her best. Corrine Newton took a strong fourth place in the 800m in 2.50.13.

The performance of the day came from Chloe Ardin in the 1,500m who stormed to victory in a new lifetime best of 4.55.23 – nine seconds faster then the runner-up – in what was her first time under five minutes.

Bury return to league competitions at the weekend with the seniors travelling to Stretford on Saturday for the North of England league while the under-11s and under-13s will compete in the Cheshire League at Stockport on Sunday.