BURY produced a modest performance in the opening Northern Track League Division 3WC League match and will be looking for improvement in the next three.

The team expect to be given third place when the final positions are confirmed from the meeting at Leigh Sports Village.

It is not a placing they will settle for and will want to step up a level at the next match at Sportscity on Saturday, June 5.

Competing against a combined Burnley and Pendle, Manchester Harriers, Stockport, Seaton and East Cheshire, the team featured another two youngsters, Catlin Cole and Katrina Conroy, and new club member Vicky Malady, while for the men, Dave Simpson was making his debut.

Nicola Quick got the team off to a flying start when she won the pole vault. She was one of just two winners in the women’s A events. The other was Katie Geelan in the 1500m in her first run at the distance. In an impressive performance of front-running, she led from gun to tape.

Katie Taylor finished second in the 3,000m, Katrina Conroy did well in her 100m, and Vicky Malady ran strongly in the 200m and 400m, as well as in both relays and the triple jump.

Sarah Lutkvitch was second in the B triple jump and Nicola Quick came second in the javelin.

Sol Bah won his 100m, 200m and triple jump events, Scott Evans won the 1500m A, and Dave Simpson, another making his debut, won the B event.

Evans and Simpson also finished second in the 800m A and B races, respectively.

Carlo Balsarno won the 400m A as well as finishing second in the high hurdles and third in the high jump.

Joe Vaughan finished second in the long jump and 400m B.

The men finished strongly in both relays, winning the 4x100m relay and finishing second in the 4x400m.