BURY Athletic Club members Grace Goodsell and Ava Leigh picked up silver medals while competing for Greater Manchester Schools at the Mason Trophy event in Birmingham.

The girls were competing against some of the best young athletes in the country and did themselves and the town proud.

Goodsell set a new personal best in the long jump with a leap of 5.49m to finish runner-up in the under-15s event. Her jump moved the Bury schoolgirl up to fourth in the national rankings in her age group.

Leigh won silver in the shot put with her throw of 10.19m.

Katherine Howard was seventh in the discus with a best throw of 23.93m while Amy Garroch recorded the 14th fastest time of the day in the 75m hurdles, with a run of 13.07secs.

Bury finished second on their Market Street track in the third of four meetings in the Youth Development League.

They held off Menai by one point to consolidate second place overall in the division.

For the u15s boys there were individual victories for Brandon Quinton (A 1500m), Jerel Livingston (A 80m hurdles) and Patrick Clarke (B long jump). The team, which also included Josh Saylor, Oliver Rostron, Sam Whelan, Jacob Allen, Jacob Stevens and Oliver Donnelly, were third in the 4x300m relay and fifth in the 4x100m.

Goodsell (A 100m) and Daisy Worthington (A 300m) claimed individual gold for Bury in u15s girls event, with valuable points also being scored by Garroch, Charlotte Speakman-Farnworth, Ella Hall, Charlotte Smith, Erin Kenyon, Lucy Pixton and Catherine Russell.

The team were third in the 4x100m relay and fourth in the 4x300m.

There were two individual victories for the u13s boys. Natan Witkowski won the B long jump and Noah Carter won the B javelin.

Jay Cook had an excellent afternoon for the club, finishing runner up in the A long jump, B high jump and B javelin.

Gilbert Vaughan, Adam Coxon, Oliver Horford and Thomas Halford all worked hard to support the team and Bury took an excellent second place in the 4x100m.

Freya Potts (A 1200m), Reilly Carson (B 1200m), Abigail Howard (A 70m hurdles) and Jena Dickinson (B high jump) were individual event winners for the u13s girls, with excellent supporting coming from Connie Potts, Enya Hartley, Erin Kenyon, Matilda Brett and Millie Uprichard.

The girls matched the boys in taking second in the 4x100m.

The final league meeting is on July 15 in Ashton-under-Lyne when Bury will be looking for a third straight promotion to secure a place in the First Division.

Ben Coop was second in the Heaton Park parkrun, with Sophie Whittaker once again finishing first female, extending her tally of wins to 25.

A group from Bury also guested in the Witton Parkrun over in Blackburn, where Byron Edwards finished second.

The other Bury runners included Ed and Pam Hitchin, Alison Dale, Brianne Turner, Sarah McGrath, Nicola Brown and Deborah Cliff.