Marc’s power putts him into first

Michael Craven.
Michael Craven.

MARC Bradbury leads the way for the Boston and District AC members who feature in the national and regional athletics rankings.

In the under 20 men’s category, Bradbury appears in the top five positions in all three throwing events.

His highest ranking is in the shot putt, where his 13.19m effort puts him in first place in the East Midlands list and 35th in the UK rankings.

In discus, Marc is in third position with 40.00m.

His best 2011 hammer throw of 45.29m earns him fifth place at this stage of the season.

BADAC captain Aidan McClure has moved up from seventh to fourth in the high jump ranking list after clearing 1.80m in the final National Junior League match at Scunthorpe earlier in the month.

At under 17 level, Maria Hollingsworth is in joint second position in the regional 80m hurdles ranking list (11.72 secs). In the same event, she also features in joint fourth in the UK national ranking list.

As an accomplished combined events athlete, Maria also appears in a number of other regional rankings.

Her season’s best heptathlon points score of 3,691 places her sixth in the East Midlands and 30th in the UK.

A high jump clearance of 1.56m, and a fastest 100m sprint time of 13.0 secs, gives Maria two further sixth places at regional level.

In addition, Maria is seventh in the 300m hurdles (48.7 secs), 13th in the 200m (26.9 secs) and 19th in the shot (7.66m).

The 2011 track season has provided Alice Flint with some breakthrough performances.

In the regional 300m hurdles rankings, her 48.5 secs time puts her in sixth while her 800m time of 2 mins 23.5 secs puts Alice in eighth place.

Towards the end of what has been an excellent season for Alice, she also features in eighth place in the triple jump (9.54m) and 10th in the heptathlon (3,156 points).

Another under 17 Gold Top in the rankings is Becky Locking, who is 12th in the discus (21.69m) and 18th in the shot (7.73m).

Seven BADAC under 17 men feature in the current ranking lists.

In his first year in the age group, Oliver Smith holds third place in the 200m with a best time of 23.0 secs.

He is also in fifth position in the East Midlands rankings in three further events. - the 100m (11.3 secs), the long jump (6.16m) and the triple jump (12.36m).

Josh Wattam’s 59.2 secs time for the 400m hurdles places him in a rewarding third position. His 15.1 secs time for the 100m hurdles puts Josh in 12th place.

Michael Craven appears in four different middle distance charts, with his highest position in the 3,000m.

His time of 9 mins 20.21 secs gives him second place.

Michael is third in the 1,500m steeplechase (4 mins 49.46 secs), fifth in the flat 1,500m (4 mins 12.66 secs) and sixth in the 800m (4 mins 12.66 secs).

Sam Johnson has secured eighth position on the 400m hurdles rankings (61.5 secs) and also manages 24th in the flat 400m (54.2 secs).

He is also 29th in the triple jump, with a clearance of 11.09m.

Three Boston-area representatives appear in the regional under 17 men’s high jump ranking list.

Jordan Nuttell tops the list with 1.81m and also features at seventh in the long jump with a leap of 6.00m.

Gary Wharf’s clearance of 1.78m earned him fourth place and Ben Burton is in 10th position with his leap over 1.70m. Anthony Sandall is ranked 34th in the shot (10.23m).

l THE last two Friday Five Road Races will be held on the next two Friday evenings (August 19 and 26).

The races start at 7pm at The B-Hive on Punchbowl Lane.

Entries are accepted on the night for runners of 15 years and over, with registration from 6pm.