BOSTON athletes have qualified for the 2012 English Schools AA Combined Events Championships finals.
Frances Nuttell, Tiago Torres, Jakub Bilinski and Alice Flint are the quartet who will be taking on some of the nation’s best.
The event will be held at Bedford on September 15-16.
Representing Lincolnshire at the East Anglian Regional Combined Events Championships, also held at Bedford, four multi-eventers earned passage to the ESAA Finals.
In the regional junior girls’ pentathlon, Frances Nuttell (Boston High School) finished fifth overall.
As the second-placed individual outside the team winners from Essex, she qualified to compete at national level in her own right.
Frances opened with a time of 12.6 secs for the 75m hurdles, which earned a excellent 607 points on the international scoring tables, placing her in third position after one event.
In the shot, Frances’ best putt was 6.33m (292), dropping her to sixth place.
A clearance of 1.48m in high jump (599) lifted her back to third.
A long jump measuring 4.40m (403) and an 800m run of 3 mins 00.2 secs (363) was enough to see her through.
The Lincolnshire junior girls’ team claimed second position in the team championship, but Frances’ pentathlon points total of 2,266 gave her fifth position.
Two young athletes were members of the victorious Lincolnshire junior boys’ team – with victory gaining entry to the national event for all four team members.
At the conclusion of the pentathlon competition, Tiago Torres and Jakub Bilinski (both Haven High) finished fourth and fifth in the individual results, having made a considerable contribution to the Lincs team.
Tiago opened with an 80m hurdles performance timed at 13.2 secs (559).
He held on to third place after the shot, where 8.57m added a further 400 points.
Tiago slipped just one place after a long jump of 4.96m (375) points.
A 1.77m leap in high jump (602) rocketed Tiago to first position before the 800m run in 2 mins 52 secs for a total of 2,045 points, the second of Lincolnshire’s team members in fourth place.
Jakub opened with a hurdles time of 14.0 secs (483) and then recorded 7.73m in the shot (350) to claim seventh position.
A 5.43m leap in long jump (467) followed by a 1.56m (430) clearance in the high jump moved Jakub up to fifth position overall.
He maintained overall fifth place when he clocked 2 mins 42.0 secs (194) for the 800m achieving a total of 1928 points.
Lincolnshire was the only Anglian-area county to produce a full team in the senior girls’ heptathlon.
Alice Flint (Boston High School) progresses to the nationals as her individual event results demonstrated her progress over recent months as she finished with a total of 2,816 points in fourth place.
In the demanding 100m hurdles, Alice clocked 18.5 secs ( 415) and then cleared 1.33m ( 439) in high jump, followed by 4.68m (188) in shot.
Producing a 28.2 secs time for the 200m (597), Alice ended the first day’s programme with 1,639 points and in fifth position.
Opening day two with a 4.20m long jump (355), she then threw the javelin 13.25m (165) to maintain fifth place in the individual results.
In the 800m, Alice returned a time of 2 mins 32.9 secs for a very healthy 657 points.