Athletes at their best in Hull

Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan
Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

Athletes from Boston and District Athletic Club achieved six personal best performances at the third of this season’s Humberside Track and Field League matches at Hull on Saturday.

For the first time this season the athletes experienced near-perfect conditions, which assisted good performances both on the track and in the field.

At under 15 level Oliver Simmonds achieved a new personal best in high jump.

He cleared a magnificent 1.72m for the first time and in doing so equalled the 2016 English Schools AA Championships entry standard.

In the under 9s age group Edward Evison won his two track events. He recorded 13.1secs to finish first in the 80m sprint and, with a fine demonstration of front running, he left his opponents in his wake in the 600m, recording a time of 2min 14.4secs.

The under 11s section saw Flynn Slater clear an impressive PB distance of 3.62m in the boys’ long jump. Flynn also recorded swift times in both the 80m and the 150msprints, clocking 12.5secs and 23.3secs respectively.

Two other under 11 representatives both notched up PBs.

Georgia Ward achieved a best performance of 17.44m in the ball throw and clocked 14.5secs in the 80m sprint. Georgia also cleared 2.21m in the long jump.

Megan Reid set a new 80m PB where she recorded a time of 13.9secs.

In the long jump, Megan leapt 3.62m, and she achieved a distance of 15.88m in the ball throw.

Lyle Burrell-Kenny produced encouraging performances in the under 11s section, clocking 2min 12.7secs in the 600m, clearing 3.20m in the long jump and recording a distance of 15.50m in the ball throw.

Three under 9 ‘gold tops’ each competed in three events at Hull.

Jacob Slater threw 20.09m in the ball throw, recorded 14.7sec in the 80m and set a time of 27.5sec over 150m, while Issy Reid clocked 15.5secs for 80m, 29.2secs for 150m and achieved 9.70m in the ball throw.

The third member of the under 9 trio was Ronnie Grey, who clocked 14.6secs in the 80m, 29.3secs for 150mand 10.32 in the ball throw.