Oliver and Maria are good sports in the hall

Maria Hollingsworth
Maria Hollingsworth

TWO Boston and District representatives were the outstanding performers at the 2010-2011 Lincolnshire Athletic Association Sportshall Athletics Championships at Grantham on Sunday.

Athletics Championships

TWO Boston and District representatives were the outstanding performers at the 2010-2011 Lincolnshire Athletic Association Sportshall Athletics Championships at Grantham on Sunday.

In the under 15 boys competition Oliver Smith had a clean sweep, winning all six events on the programme.

And in the girls section Maria Hollingsworth won five of her six events and finished runner-up in the remaining one.

Both Maria and Oliver will now spearhead the Lincolnshire challenge in next month’s East Midlands Regional Sportshall Athletics Championships.

Following qualification in the heats, Oliver had impressive victories in both the two-lap and four-lap finals, recording 22.0 secs and 50.0 secs.

His putt of 10.27m. gave him a 15cm margin of victory in the 4K shot, and he scored 86 in the speed bounce competition.

In both standing long jump and standing triple jump the young Gold Top secured clear wins, recording 2.58m and 7.52m respectively.

Two other Boston and District athletes competed in the under 15 boys championships.

Daniel Martin produced a good series of performances, recording 25.9 secs (two-lap), 59.1 secs (four-lap), 62 (speed bounce), 6.21m (shot), 1.84m (long jump) and 5.08m (triple jump).

Zac McDonnell-Woods recorded 7.17m (shot), 26.8 secs (two-lap), 64.3 secs (four-lap), 65 (speed bounce), 1.86m (long jump) and 5.52m (triple jump). For the girls, Maria Hollingsworth won the two-lap final in 23.8 secs and the four-lap in 53.9 secs.

She just edged the speed bounce with a total of 79 and had clear victories in both vertical jump (57cm) and standing long jump (2.32m).

Maria’s best putt of 7.90m was just six centimetres down on the winner’s best effort.

Teammate Becky Locking also impressed finishing second in three events, and third in the remaining three competitions.

In the sprint finals she recorded 24.9 secs (two-laps) and 55.9 secs (four-laps), plus 78 (speed bounce), 7.57m (shot), 1.94m (standing long jump) 51cm (vertical jump).

Toby McDonnell-Woods competed in seven of the nine Under 13 Boys events.

He recorded 1.42m (standing long jump) and 4.36m (standing triple jump) for his best results.

Two BADAC under 13 girls made their debuts in the championships, with Frances Nuttell clearing 1.30m on her seventh and final high jump attempt, claiming victory in the event.

A vertical jump of 51cm earned Frances another victory and, in the standing long jump, she achieved a leap of 2.02m for second place.

A speed bounce score of 58, a shot putt of 6.07m. and a standing triple jump of 5.84m, a two-lap time of 26.6 secs and a 61.2 secs result in four-lap completed a good series.

Selina Wells secured an excellent victory in the shot with a putt of 7.72m, and added value with a 5.48m standing triple jump and a score of 57 in the speed bounce.

The Lincolnshire squad for the East Midlands Regional Sportshall Athletics Championships will now be involved in final trials and training at The Meres Sports Centre, Grantham, on Sunday week (February 6) in preparation for the regional event at Grantham on February 20.