Harriers have the wind in their Sales

Emily Borthwick
Emily Borthwick
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WIGAN Harriers athletes enjoyed making their mark on Manchester’s Sport City during the weekend’s Sale Harriers Open Series.

Under-17s star Emily Borthwick snared a 200m win with an impressive time of 25.88 seconds, 1.18 seconds ahead of her nearest rival, Burnley AC’s Ellie Molyneux.

The 16-year-old England under-20 400m international coached by Trevor Painter also came third in the 60m, just 0.21 seconds off the winning pace.

Borthwick enjoyed two wins at the same venue last month but was slightly slower in both the 60 and 200m events than in the weekend just gone.

Her impressive CV already boasts an English Schools Intermediate Girls’ 300m Bronze medal and Northern Athletics under-17 300m Silver as well as the Northern Athletics under-20 400m championship, despite her age.

Adam Harvey set a personal best of 7.22 seconds in his 60m win before missing out on his 200m personal best by 0.01 seconds to finish second in his heat behind Wigan and Team North Cumbria Athlete Oliver Lithgow.

Meanwhile at Blackburn’s Witton Park, young Harrier Jack Dee Ingham represented the West Lancs Schools District at the Lancashire Schools Cross Country Championships on Saturday and finished third overall despite being one of the youngest of the year eight and year nine competitors.

Dee was 18 seconds behind the overall winner and helped his team to a fourth placed finish, seven days after he came fifth in the Northern Cross Country Championships.

The youngster will now go on to represent his county at Donnington on March 15.