Boston athletes claim four medals

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Boston-based athletes played their part in a great medal tally for Nene Valley Harriers at the Northern Championships in Manchester.

The contingent won four medals.

Kane Wright claimed silver in the under 20 men’s 100m sprint, while Lily Hughes added another silver in the under 20 women’s 100m.

A third silver went to Rebecca Hall in the senior women’s shot putt and Maria Hollingsworth claimed bronze in the under 20 women’s 100m hurdles.

Kane’s 100m race was very closely fought, in which first, second and third were all given a time of 10.77s.

Kane has had a great season, having also won a silver in the Northern Athletics Indoor Championships earlier this year, as well as being selected for the Loughborough International Athletics event in May for Great Britain’s under 20 team.

Both events gained Kane PB times and club records.

Lily earned a personal best as well as a new club record for her race with a time of 11.97s.

However, she did feel there were areas that could clearly be improved upon in her performance and so looks forward to the opportunity to do so at the forthcoming English Schools Championship in July.

Rebecca gained a season’s best result in the senior women’s shot putt with her silver medal throw of 12.5m.

Maria Hollingsworth was very pleased with her third place in 100m hurdles and her time of 14.74s earned her a personal best and a new club record.

Max Butler competed in the under 20 men’s 1,500m against a strong field.