BURY AC’S Jay Cook produced a string of best performances at the Manchester Vertical Jumps and Throws competition at Sportcity.

The young multi-eventer set a new PB of 1.76 to take second in the under-17 high jump competition before a brilliant clearance of 3.70 to win the pole vault competition – smashing his previous best of 3.51 in the process and moving up to fourth in the UK in this age category.

To finish, he then set a season’s best put of 11.78 to take second in the shot.

Ella Hall also competed in the shot event which she won in a new best of 8.82.

Six of Bury’s junior athletes were selected to represent the M60 Nomads composite team at the Youth Development League (Upper) fixture at Stretford.

The team took second overall, with team manager Colin Allen singling out Gil Vaughan for praise. She attended the fixture with the intention of helping officiate but agreed to participate in several events including the 100m, 100m relay, long jump and hammer securing vital points.

Performance of the day came from under-17 Rosella Togo winning the shot where her best put of 12.77 set her a new PB, secured her AAA Grade 1 and ranks her ninth in the UK in her age group.

She also set a new PB in the high jump, clearing the bar at 1.51. Also in the under-17s, Reilly Carson won the javelin with a best throw of 32.20 as well as helping the 4x300m relay team to second place.

Following a busy day the day before, Jay Cook secured plenty of points for the under-17 men, taking second in the 100m hurdles in a new best of 14.80, winning the discus (35.56) and long jump (5.92) before assisting the 4x100m relay team to third.

For the under 20s, Rashaun Currie took third in the 100m and then competed in the sprint relay to help the team to a 47.4 third place. Freya Potts dominated the 3,000m, crossing the line in 10.48.2 for a convincing victory.

There was a good Bury turn out to the Trafford Medal Meeting on the bank holiday Monday.

Evie Elliott had a successful afternoon in the under-13 events. She took third place in the 75m (10.82) and then secured victories in the 150m (22.29PB) and 70m hurdles (12.14 PB).

Her hurdles performance currently ranks her seventh in the UK for the event.

Faye Gribbin won her 75m heat in a new best of 22.29 and then took third place in the 800m in 2.38.93. Lucy Dent took an excellent sixth in the under-11s 600m in 2.00.21.

Anna Gisbourne was the first girl across the line in the under-15 800m with a time of 2.15.62. Also in the under-15s, Blessing Idoko took fourth in the 100m in a new best of 13.35 before clearing the bar at 1.35 to take third in the high jump.

Lola Potts was fifth in her 800m with a 2.42.18 PB a position she also took in the javelin with a best throw of 19.60. Jemima Miles set a new best of 13.05 in the 75m hurdles and Chloe Ardin was fifth in the 1,500m in 4.56.69. Oliver Cooper took second in the javelin with 22.42.

At last Tuesday evening’s Trafford Grand Prix meeting, Ben Coop was the only Bury athlete who made the journey. Competing over 800m Coop took third in a season’s best of 1.58.75. Following on from his strong run in the 1,500m at the Northern League, the race confirms that Coop is recovering well from injury.