The big event of the week was the penultimate mid-Lancashire cross country league meet in Leigh where Preston harriers are competing on several team and individual fronts across the various age categories. Highlights of day include Emma McColm winning the women senior race with Carla Davies in second, a finish that has potentially secured her the individual senior women’s title and the women’s vet-35 individual title, Chole Lam-Moores was seventh and Jamie Robinson taking eight as the women’s squad put on a dominate performance to take maximum points in the division one title race moving one point clear of Lancaster University.
In the senior men’s race Chris Livesey took 4th place and Wes Wilkinson and Chris Tully both achieved top 15 finishes as the club took maximum points in the men’s first division to move one point behind Lancaster University. The men also took maximum points in the vet-40 and vet-60 men’s team categories and now sit second behind Southport in the vet-40 first division and third in the vet-60 division behind Red Rose and Wesham.
Over in America Charlotte Crook, Jamaine Coleman, Nathan Dunn, and Byron Sowerby were all in track action. Crook was in dominant form to win the women’s one mile event at the Tiger Paw Invitational finishing almost 10 seconds ahead of her nearest rival in 4:47.77. Sowerby competed over 3000 metres at the Hoosier Hills meet in Bloomington, Indiana recording a season’s best of 8:52.93 to take 4th place. Coleman and Dunn were in 5000 metre action with Coleman racing at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational where he recorded a new PB of 13:26.23, whilst Dunn competed at the Husky Classic in Seattle Washington, finishing 11th place in a season’s best of 14:20.09.