OLYMPIAN Sophie Hitchon was on hand to give out some of the medals at the Mid Lancs Track and Field League Medal Meeting in Blackpool.
And it proved a good day for Burnley-born Hitchon’s club Blackburn Harriers.
Paul Coffey equalled his personal best when finishing fourth in the senior men’s 100m in 11.2 seconds while Hayley Candler went one position better than that when finishing third in the senior women’s 200m in 30.20secs.
There was a silver medal for Hanzala Hanif in the U15s boys 100m (12.80secs) and a bronze medal for his brother Huzaifa Hanif in the U17s men’s 400m (55.90secs).
Connor Davison had a great day as he picked up a hat-trick of victories in U17s men’s shot (9.89 metres), hammer (26.49m) and discus (24.84m).
There were silver medals for brothers Oliver Pearson-Moore and Sam Pearson-Moore in the U17s men’s javelin (31.32m) and U15s boys javelin (33.52m PB) respectively.
Cameron Massey powered to the U15s boys long jump title with a leap of 5.20m.
He then earned his second medal of the day by finishing third in the shot (9.87m).
Morgan Phillips won the senior men’s 800m in a time of two minutes and 3.40secs, knocking a further three tenths of a second off his PB which, in the wind, was probably worth a little more.
Olivia Brooks smashed her U17s women’s long jump PB when she added 14 centimetres to her existing mark to triumph in 5.20m.
She then added a silver medal in the high jump (1.45m).
Emily Warren cut two seconds off a brace of PBs when winning both the U13s girls 800m in 2mins 32.60secs and 200m in 28.40secs.
Amy Davies chopped a full 14 seconds of her PB when finishing third in the U13s girls 1,500m (5mins 26.40secs).
And more medals went the way of Charlotte Williams who grabbed gold in the U13s girls discus (25.39m) and silver in the shot (7.96m).
Just for good measure she also set a PB in the javelin (16.94m).
There were also victories on the day for members of other East Lancashire clubs.
Tasting success were Hyndburn AC’s Jason Conchie (senior men’s 100m, 200m, 400m) and Matthew Roberts (U17s men’s 100m), Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club’s Andrew Ramsey (senior men’s 100m), and Pendle AC’s Luke Thompson (U17s men’s 800m), James Marchant (U17s men’s 1,500m), Matthew Barnes (U17s men’s 3,000m) and Lewis Ormerod (U15s boys 400m).
Also victorious were Hyndburn AC’s Ellen Sagar-Hesketh (senior women’s 200m, 800m) and Charlie Coy (U15s girls 800m), Rossendale Harriers’ Beatrice Toman (senior women’s 400m) and Coriana Howarth (U15s 3,000m), and Pendle AC’s Meisha Watson (U17s women’s 1,500m), Leah Hillman (U17s women’s shot, discus, javelin) and Alex Baker (U13s girls shot, javelin).