BADAC athletes represent Lincolnshire in sportshall contest

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Twelve Boston and District Athletic Club representatives competed for Lincolnshire in Sunday’s East Midlands Regional Sportshall Athletics Championships at Grantham’s Meres Leisure Centre.

At under 15 level, Thomas Johnson and William Swain were members of the six-strong Lincolnshire boys’ team whih finished third with a total of 577 points, behind winners Nottinghamshire (685) and runners-up Derbyshire (653).

In the individual events, Thomas was third in the shot (11.36m) and ninth in both the two-laps (25.3 secs) and the standing triple jump (6.12m).

William finished sixth in both shot (10.09m) and standing long jump (2.33m) and recorded 24.6 secs for eighth in two-laps.

In the overall rankings, William finished joint-13th with 116 points and Thomas was 15th on 114 points.

In the Under 13 girls’ age group, Alena Osbourne was ninth in standing long jump (1.59m) and Alicia Baxter’s vertical jump of 38cm earned 10th place.

Both Gold Tops played their parts in the county relay and paarlauf combined contests, contributing to Lincolnshire’s joint fourth position in the regional team championship.

Four BADAC representatives competed in the under 13 boys’ championships, with Lincolnshire three men short of a full team.

Shane Canham produced a personal best performance in the speed bounce (75) for joint-fourth position.

Charlie James was third in the shot (8.45m) and he was also sixth in the two-laps (24.5 secs).

Alex Riches was seventh in the vertical jump (43cm) and 10th in the two-laps (36.3 secs).

In the four-laps, Matthew Millington was ninth (55.3 secs), adding an eighth in the standing long jump (1.81m), as the Lincs team finished fifth.

Brothers Hallam and Hadley Bedford competed for Lincolnshire in the under 11 boys’ section.

Hallam finished eighth in the vertical jump (40cm) and claimed joint-12th position in the balance test.

Haddley achieved a distance of 4m in the chest push for 10th place and both lads made good contributions in team events and relays assisting Lincs to a team score of 401 for fourth position.

In the under 11 girls’ section, Lucy Raywood scored 10 points in the target throw to finish in joint-sixth and was 10th in the balance test.

Malena Baxter scored 48 in the speed bounce for joint-13th and both Lucy and Malena showed determination in the relay team competitions.

The final match in the Boston & District AC series of 2014-15 sportshall athletics competitions is at the B-Hive on Saturday, registration for all age groups (under sevens-under 15s) is from 9.30am.