Jake soars to new heights
Tuesday 16th May 2017 @ 13:07 by Mark Phillip

A teenage athlete from Tameside had a special supporter at the County Championships at Longford Park on Saturday.

Jake Smith, who attends West Hill School, was competing for East Cheshire in the Greater Manchester Championships.

Competing in the under 17 age group, Jake soared to an impressive height of 1.66m which secured him the High Jump Championship Gold medal.

Watching the event unfold was the Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Phillip Fitzpatrick.

He was joined by Mayors from Stockport, Trafford, Salford and Wigan, who had got together to present medals that had been won during the morning session.

The Councillor ,who represents the Newton ward , was delighted as he loves to see success from people from Tameside.

By Ernie Greenwood