YOUNG members of Bury Athletic Club clinched six county titles at the Greater Manchester Schools' Track and Field Championships at Longford Park Stadium in Trafford on Saturday.

Jerel Livingston won the junior boys' long jump with a lifetime best leap of 5.92m.

Grace Goodsell similarly won the junior girls' event with a jump of 5.20m and Hattie Vaughan won the inter girls' pole vault, equalling her personal best of 3.30m.

All three athletes have met the qualifying standard for the English Schools Championships, making them eligible to compete at the prestigious national event.

It is likely they will be joined by Daisy Worthington, who has met the standard in the 800m but instead competed in the junior girls' javelin to rest an ankle injury.

Ava Leigh won the junior girls' shot put with a personal best throw of 10.28m and Katherine Townsend won the junior girls' discus with a throw of 22.05m.

New club member Jack Olds-Bellucci excelled himself by winning both the 400m hurdles (69.7secs) and the javelin (28.14m) in the senior boys' competition.

Patrick Clarke took a silver medal, finishing behind Livingston in the long jump with a best leap of 4.84m.

Brandon Quinton won bronze in the junior boys' 1500m, earning a place on the podium in a personal best time of 4mins 29.8secs, while Amy Garroch was third in the junior girls' 75m hurdles (12.9) and Sophie Whittaker won bronze in the senior girls 3,000m (10:39.5), her final schools event.

A host of Bury athletes just missed out on medals but turned in excellent performances.

The pick of those included Charlotte Larkin (fourth in the inter girls' 100m), Stefan Kalambouka (fourth in the inter boys 3,000m) and Catherine Russell (4th in junior girls' javelin).

Other Bury athletes competing in the competition included Brandon Wilson (inter boys' 100m heats), Charlotte Speakman-Farnworth (junior girls' 800m), Oliver Donnelly (junior boys' 1500m), Lucy Alcock (inter girls' 1500m), Erin Kenyon (junior girls' 1500m) and Heledd Rimmer (inter girls' javelin).

Ben Coop put an excellent series together in the Rochdale Harriers three-day event, finishing second overall behind Rossendale’s Callum Davidson.

The first race was the Norden six-mile road race, held last Friday, when Coop finished second in 33:47 in a strong field.

The following day saw competitors running over the Naden Valley six-mile multi-terrain course, when Coop was again runner-up in 39:51.

The final event was Sunday’s Knowl Hill race, when Coop came home in 45:38, a matter of seconds behind Davidson.

Sophie Whittaker was first female finisher in 54:29, while Benn Heywood was 19th in 51:41.

This Sunday will see Bury hosting the third Youth Development League Lower fixture of the season, with Bury athletes seeking to consolidate their position in the Second Division.