BADAC athletes earn PBs in quadrathlon

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Thirteen Boston and District AC representatives contested the quadrathlon competitions contained within the programme at the first of this season’s Humberside League matches at Hull on Sunday.

The Gold Tops achieved a number of personal best performances.

Under 17 Charlize Arundell claimed PBs in the hammer (28.36m) and shot putt (7.97m), alos competing in the 100m (16.8 secs) and long jump (2.79m).

Senior James Roark added bests in pole vault (2.70m) and 1,500m (4 mins 47.9 secs), also throwing the discus over 26m and clocking 13.1 secs in the 100m.

In the under 15 boys’ age group, Alex Riches added PBs in the long jump (4.57m) and javelin (20.13m) and also recorded 14.3 secs in his 100m heat.

In the senior women’s section, Emma Penson’s best throw in the hammer exceeded 16m and her 3,000m time of 14 mins 49.8 secs was just shy of her PB.

In the under 17 men’s 100m Callum Winchester-Wright clocked 12.6 secs in fourth position.

In her four under 15 girls’ events, Alicia Baxter recorded two bests in long jump (3.15m) and javelin (13.45m). She added 4.99m in shot and 16.4secs in the 100m.

Four under 13 young athletes featured at Hull with Haddley Bedford achieving best marks in 75m hurdles (17.4 secs) and javelin (8.13m), as well as clocking 17.5 secs for fifth in his 100m heat.

Malena Baxter’s shot performance of 4.75m was a PB and 16.3 secs placed her fourth in the 100m, ahead of a 3 mins 10.2 secs 800m run and an encouraging 3.79m long jump.

Lucy Raywood’s maiden javelin throw exceeded 10m and, after putting the shot 4.93m, she ran 1,500m in 6 mins 5.6 secs and then recorded 2.94m in long jump.

Hallam Bedford was fourth in his 100m heat (16.0 secs) and recorded 36.1 secs for fifth place in the 200m, before clearing 3.36m in long jump.

At under 11 level, Matthew Lewis crossed the finish line first in his heat of the 80m in 13.0 secs, before recording 19.06m in the ball throw and 2.94m in the long jump.

In the same age group, Georgia Ward clocked 15.2secs for the 80m and 17.36m in the ball throw.

In his first experience of league athletics, Rhys Buswell produced promising performances in the under nine age group.

Rhys finished a good third in the 80m sprint, recording an encouraging 15.0 secs before achieving a time of 2 mins 43.5 secs in the 600m, 8.78m in the ball throw and a personal best 1. 42m in standing long jump.

On Sunday competition reverts to the Lincolnshire League with the second match in the series at Grantham.

The programme starts at 11am with events for all age groups from under 11 upwards, including a quadrathlon competition for under 13 boys and girls.