DAISY Worthington showed her all-round athletic prowess to take a bronze double in the England Athletics Under-15s Combined Events Championships, which were held at Sportcity last weekend.

The Bury Athletic Club youngster produced a storming 800m, finishing the final event of the hexathalon in 2mins 18secs to force her way on to the podium in both the national and northern competitions.

Some of the very best young athletes in the country were competing at the tournament, which comprises six disciplines – the 75m hurdles, shot put, long jump, high jump, javelin and 800m.

Worthington produced personal bests in the shot (9.44m), long jump (5.17m), javelin (25.74m) and 800m to finish in the medals.

Team-mate Amy Garroch also produced a string of PBs to finish 20th in the national competition, hitting new highs in the shot put (7.53m), long jump (4.43m), javelin (22.18m) and 800m (3:1.79) to secure a total score of 2,483.

Bury’s athletes have been turning in some excellent performances elsewhere over the past few weeks.

Boosted by a great turnout at their home track, Bury won their first Cheshire League fixture for several years.

Team manager Brianne Turner was delighted with the team spirit shown and hopes to see a repeat performance at the fourth and final league meeting of the season at Warrington on September 3.

A depleted senior team travelled to Bolton to compete in the final North of England track and field meeting of the season.

Following promotion last year, it was always the intent of team manager Giles Bennett to consolidate the team’s position in Division Two.

The team did just that, but it was close with Seaton AC pulling out all the stops in a bid to leapfrog Bury and push them into a relegation position.

Individual wins from Emmanuel Mufakazi, Sophie Whittaker and Nicola Quick, together with many brave performances, secured sufficient points to avoid the drop.

The bravest performance of the day came from Paul Stocks in the men’s javelin, who broke his leg during his first throw.

Meanwhile, sprinter Jenna Allen-Cartwright competed at the Warrington AC open meeting, her first competition in two months following a hamstring injury. She completing the 300m time trial event in 45.9 seconds.

This weekend will see a number of Bury’s junior athletes competing in the Northern Track and Field Championships for u15s and u13s at Leigh Sports Village.