Schools’ athletes make their points at ESAA event
WITH Bourne Grammar School winning all four of the age group competitions, the highest-placed local team was Haven High in the junior boys’ section, which came second.
Boston High School’s junior girls came third, with Haven High junior girls and intermediate boys, together with Boston High intermediate girls all finishing fourth.
Haven High junior boys’ team amassed 264 points, 20 adrift of Bourne.
Dominic Goddard was the highest points scorer for the years seven and eight team.
He totalled 32 points over 1,500m (5 mins 19.2 secs) and triple jump (9.85m).
Jacob Bilinski added 31 points through high jump (1.41m) and 200m (29.2).
In fifth team position, Boston Grammar’s best points contribution came from Jack Bean, scoring 32 from shot (9.52m) and 100m (13.6 secs).
Middlecott School was joint seventh with Brandon Epton notching up 23 points from 200m (28.0 secs) and shot (6.12m).
For Giles Academy, sharing seventh position, Ryan Cridland contributed 25 points through 800m (2 mins 37.2 secs) and long jump (3.95m).
In the junior girls’ category, third-placed Boston High gained a total of 210 points.
Frances Nuttell was the highest points contributor with a total of 44, achieved in 75m hurdles (12.6 secs) and high jump (1.32m).
Selina Wells earned 20 points in the shot (7.85m) while, for fourth -placed Haven High, Aimee Davies contributed most points through high jump (1.20m) and 800m (3 min 12.8secs).
For Middlecott, in sixth, April Pearson secured 23 points, and for seventh-placed Giles, Hannah Stringer raised 24 points.
In the intermediate boys’ years nine and 10 match, Kane Wright won 37 points for fourth-placed Haven High in the 100m (12.1 secs) and triple jump (10.76m).
Ben Burton also made a good contribution with a total of 34 from high jump (1.62m) and 200m (27.0 secs).
Highest points scorer at the meeting was Oliver Smith, who contributed a massive 51 points to the Boston Grammar, placing the team fifth overall.
Oliver scored in the 200m (23.3 secs) and triple jump (12.48m).
For sixth team Middlecott, Cameron Holland achieved most points, while Giles, in seventh, saw Joe Cain top score.
Maria Hollingsworth scored almost 24 per cent of Boston High School’s 12-strong intermediate girls’ team points total of 195, which put them in fourth place in the years nine and 10 contest.
Her time of 12.2 secs for the 80m hurdles and high jump clearance of 1.47m added points.
Also for BHS, Sarah Stanfield won a total of 22 points.
In sixth position, Haven High’s highest points scorer was Abigail Teague, who achieved 14.0 secs in the 100m and 4.04m in the long jump.
Giles, in seventh, saw their best total gained by Madeline Verdegaal, and for Middlecott, in eighth, Charley Madigan won most points for the team.
Age group winners and highest runners-up points scorers will now await notification of schools that have qualified for the North Midlands Regional Finals at Derby, Grantham and Wakefield next month.