GRANGE School’s James Webster was a medal-winner for Cheshire at the weekend’s English Schools’ Track and Field Championships in Birmingham.

He placed second in the senior boys’ 400m hurdles final, timing a personal best 52.81s.

There was frustration though for County High School Leftwich student Elliot Bowker, who missed out on a bronze gong after finishing fourth in the inter boys’ 3,000m final at Alexander Stadium.

“Elliot let the field get away from him,” said Shaun McGrath, who coaches the 16-year-old at Vale Royal Athletics Club.

“It’s a shame, because he has the capability to have run a quicker time.”

St Nicholas RC High School’s Jenny Pyatt was fourth too in the junior girls’ discus, throwing a best of 31.51m.

Of the other students from mid Cheshire to take part, Katie Gerrard (Grange School) celebrated reaching a final at the two-day event for the first time in the inter girls’ 1,500m, finishing tenth in 4:40.13.

Sir John Deane’s College sprinter Jack Seddon exited the senior boys’ 100m at the heats stage while another student at the Northwich sixth form college, Kate Moulds, was 11th in the senior girls’ 1,500m final.

Vale Royal AC members Tessa McCormick and Amy Hinchly were fifth in the senior and inter girls’ 1,500m finals respectively.

McGrath added: “Like Katie, Amy’s ambition was to reach a final so to get close to winning a medal is a fine achievement in a discipline that is so competitive.”