Athletes on form in league finale

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Twelve Boston and District Athletics Club athletes competed in the final league match of the Humberside Track and Field season at Hull’s Costello Stadium on Saturday.

At senior level, James Roark won the shot putt with 8.59m. He also produced throws in excess of 25 metres in discus and achieved 27.62m in javelin.

Emma Penson recorded a time of 7mins 3,9secs in the 1500 metres and 17.96m in the senior womens hammer contest.

In a league programme unusually dominated by relays, ‘Gold Tops’ played a full part in an assortment of relay races.

Newcomers Catherine and Elizabeth Oliver made very promising debuts, with Catherine clearing 3.20m in long jump and finishing sixth in the 200 metres in 33.7secs, while Elizabeth jumped 2.99m in long jump. Both girls played a full part in the 4 x 100 metres relay, in which Boston came sixth.

Malena Baxter cleared 3.28m in long jump and crossed the finish line third in the 150 metres sprint, with a time of 25.7secs. She also ran the significant last leg in the 4 x 100m relay. Alicia Baxter threw 3.25m in shot and recorded 2,91m in long jump, as well as running in the 4 X 100 metres challenge.

Georgia Ward cleared 2.10m in long jump and threw the cricket ball 16.63m and Callum Winchester-Wright finished fifth in the 200 metres and cleared 5.29m in long jump. Ryan Firth achieved a PB of 2.66m in long jump, came third in the 150 metres in 16.6secs and was a member of the winning 3 x 800 metres relay team and the third placed 4 x 100 metres quartet.

Another member of the victorious 3 x 800 metres team and the sprint relay team was Matthew Lewis, who produced a personal best leap of 2.45m in long jump and also claimed third place in the 150 metres, clocking 26.1secs. Another member of the 3 x 800m team, Hallam Bedford, achieved 3.39m in long jump and 35.9secs in the 200m and Haddley Bedford recorded 2.91m in long jump and 35,9secs in the 150 metres sprint to finish eighth.