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Athletics: Treble joy for Sefton.


LIVERPOOL Pembroke Sefton started off the athletics season with a triple success with their various senior teams.

Mark Line had a busy day for the men's team competing in the Northern Premier League at Blackpool, emerging with four wins in the discus,hammer,javelin and pole vault as well as runner-up in the triple jump.

Steve Rodgers flew in from Frankfurt to help the team out and was also prominent on the field winning the javelin and scoring vital points with Merrik Bousfield his usual steady self in the four throws.

Junior Phil Taylor is not fazed running against the seniors and emerged the winner in the 200m with Danny Holland giving them a 200m double success and Mike Zaim added to the sprints success in the B 100m. Henry Stewart and Mark Donoghue teamed up together to win both steeplechases.

With a good first match behind them, the Pembroke Sefton outfit have more than a good chance of earning a place back in the British Athletic Leagues.

The B team participated at Bebington and won comfortably by over a 100 points in their Division Three league.

Mark Barrow won both hurdle event and the long jump and was well backed up by Joe Cooper. Dave Phillips and Dan Taylor also won both steeplechases and Alan Woods came out of hibernation to win the 5000m.

At Trafford, the LPS women had a close match with Trafford B team and managed to win by three points.

St Helens Sutton were in the same match and finished fourth, just a few points behind West Cheshire with Wirral finishing sixth.

Nicola Gunderson won both the 400mand 800m, Keira Vogel returned from injury to win her 800mand was much more comfortable winning the 3000m with Maria Barratt winning her event.

Michelle Murray won her 200m well and there was a good win for the sprint relay squad. Vicky Milne won her three events 100mhurdles,long and triple jump but lacked support in a number of events.

In the men's 3W match, the Harriers B team had a see-saw match with the Lancaster/Kendal team before moving away towards the end to win the match.

St Helens Sutton rallied well to finish a good third place with Southport Waterloo pushed into fifth place and South Liverpool sixth.

On Sunday, Liverpool Running Club hold their popular Walton Hall 10K from the leisure centre at 11 am with the 5-mile race on May 27. Information and entries from Stan Fitzpatrick on 0151 228 3578.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 8, 2003
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