Sportshall Regional Final

Blackburn Harriers athletes were selected to compete for Lancashire in the North West Regional Final held on Saturday March 5th and they were Hannah Cookson in the U15’s, Eleesha Charnley and Emily Raine in the U13’s. Lancashire were competing against Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

Full Results for U13 Boys & Girls + U15 Boys & Girls HERE

(Photo’s courtesy of John Cookson)

Hannah Cookson competed for the U15 Girl’s Team which finished 3rd in the competition overall. In the Standing Long Jump she set a new PB of 2.09m; in the 4 lap Race she came 5th out of 12 athletes, in the Speed Bounce 9th out of 12 and in the 8-Lap Parlauf (in pairs) she finished 2nd. Overall Hannah came equal 17th out of 24 U15 girls.


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(U15 Girls – Hannah Back Row in the Middle)

In the U13 Girl’s Lancashire came second overall with 608 points, just 20 points off the winners – Greater Manchester whilst in the U15 Girl’s Lancashire came 3rd with 562 points to Greater Manchester who made it a double with 683 points.


(Emily 2nd from Right Back Row – Eleesha 2nd from Right Front Row)

Emily Raine and Eleesha Charnley competed in the U13 Girls Match. Emily came 3rd out of 8 in the 2-Lap Race, won the Standing Triple Jump with a leap of 7.02m which which we believe is a Lancashire Record and finally was part of the 4 x 2-Lap Relay in which Lancashire came 3rd.

Eleesha finished in 6th place in the 6-Lap Race, came 5th in the Standing Long Jump with a jump of 2.19m and topped off her day with a win in the 8-Lap Parlauf (in pairs).


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