BADAC athletes claim golds at county track and field championships

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There were a number of good performances by Boston and District Athletic Club members at the 2015 Lincolnshire County Track and Field Championships at Grantham - but it was two throwers who secured the first of the gold winners awards.

In the under 15 boys’ age group, Charlie James won the county hammer title with a throw measuring 36.15m, which is less than two metres shy of the English Schools AA Track & Field Championships entry standard.

Charlie also claimed third place awards in shot with a putt of 9.29m and javelin with a throw of 27.85m.

At the other end of the male age range, the evergreen Tim Creese added to his vast collection of county championship awards, winning two veteran titles by achieving victory in the veteran men’s javelin (34.17m) and the vets pole vault (1.60m).

Tim also gained the silver award for second place in discus (30.52m) and third in hammer (35.32m).

He also filled sixth position in shot (10.01m).

In the under 20 women’s 100m hurdles final, Frances Nuttell recorded 16.6 secs to take the 2015 Lincs title.

In addition, Frances achieved silver in long jump (4.98m) and bronze in javelin (PB 16.83m).

Mark Bridges returned to the competition to win the senior men’s long jump title (6.04m).

Competing in five senior men’s championship events, James Rourk achieved personal best performances in four of them.

His first Lincolnshire gold award came in the 400m sprint, which he won in a PB of 57.7secs.

He followed this in the long jump with silver (4.91m).

In the 400m hurdles, James recorded 67.8 secs for another silver and also created a new PB in both shot and discus.

Emma Penson threw 18.61m to claim bronze in the veteran women’s hammer championship.

In the senior women’s section, Rebecca Grice was second in both hammer (17.88m) and javelin (16.91m).

William Swain won two silver awards in the under 17 men’s category. A shot putt measuring 8.20m and a time of 2 mins 12.6secs over 800m gave him two second places.

Under 15 Alex Riches produced personal best performances in both 200m (31.3 secs) and long jump, where his leap of 4.17m earned him second position and his first Lincolnshire Track & Field Championships award.

Three under 13 girls made their debut’s at this competition, and performed well.

Alicia Baxter came third in the javelin (11.85m).

Both Lucy Raywood and Caitlin Dales did well in both track and field events.

In the under 13 boys age group Hallam Bedford improved his long jump personal best to 3.78m and Shane Canham claimed the bronze award in the 75m sprint hurdles finishing in 17.6secs and improved his 800m PB to 2 mins 56.0 secs.

On Sunday the third of this season’s Lincolnshire Track & Field League matches will be held at Grantham with events for all age groups from under 11 boys and girls upwards.