VALE Royal Athletics Club track and field aces were in dominant form when competing in the Cheshire Schools Championships on Saturday.

They laid claim to four of the first five places in the senior girls' 1500m, while also taking three of the top four spots over the distance at junior girls' level.

Runners on the books of the Knights Grange-based club were victorious for their schools in both the intermediate boys and girls 3000m finals.

In total eight gold medals were achieved.

Among a stack of personal bests a number of English Schools Championships standard performances were achieved, while all those finishing in the top two places of events will go on to represent Cheshire Schools in this weekend's Mason Trophy event in Stoke.

Weaverham High School's Holly Weedall clinched first place in the senior girls' 1500m final in an English Schools standard 4mins 40.50secs.

She was followed over the line by clubmates Grace Roberts, second, 4:44.50; Ellie Bushill, third, 4:45.60 (PB) and Isobel Ashcroft, fifth, 4:59.00.

Weaverham High pupil Eva Jha clocked an English Schools standard time in securing the junior girls' 1500m title in 4:40.30.

Following her home were clubmates Erin Carney, third, 5:16.20 and Zoe Broughton, fourth, 5:18.70.

Sir John Deane’s College student Hope Smith collected gold in the intermediate girls' 3000m final in 10:41.30, while Weaverham High School's Rhys Bowden matched that feat in the boys' event in a personal best 9:38.10. Thomas Taylor was second with a personal best 9:39.80.

Hartford High School's Robbie Price clinched gold in the intermediate boys' 1500m with 4:14.60, while clubmate Thomas Corwood was fifth in 4:31.00.

Further gold medal wins were recorded by Isaac Leydon in the intermediate boys' 800m in 2:02.80; Isaac Sobolewski in the junior boys' 1.25 discus throw with a personal best 27.66m and Alex Causton in the senior boys' triple jump with 11.74m.

Additional silver medals were brought home by Alex Macnab in the junior boys' 800m in 2:13.60; Olivia Rayson in the senior girls' long jump with a personal best 4.68m; Scarlett Stapleton in the intermediate girls' long jump with a personal best 4.51m; Patrick Griffith in the senior boys' 400m in 52.80; Alex Causton in the senior boys' long jump with a personal best 6.06m and Alba March in the junior girls' 100m in a personal best 13.40.

More bronze medal success was racked up by Caitlyn McKendrick junior girls' 500 javelin throw with a personal best 20.20m; Charlotte Falzon in the intermediate girls' high jump with a personal best 1.35m;

Elise Fawkes in the junior girls' 300m in a personal best 48.30 and Alexandra Sayers in the junior girls' 200m in 29.20.