Sportshall youngsters show great improvement

BADAC youngsters show off their certificates after competing at the B Hive.
BADAC youngsters show off their certificates after competing at the B Hive.

Young athletes produced some very encouraging sportshall athletics performances at Boston and District AC’s B-Hive.

In the first event of the year, under 13 William Parsons won both the one lap and two lap events.

The four-lap race gave Blake Garwell a convincing victory while both the horizontal events - the standing long jump and standing triple jump - were won by Aaron Bradshaw.

The speed bounce gave Kieran Duncan-Johal a great first place as he recorded a fine score of 76 in the alloted 30 seconds, while the vertical jump saw Kieran Pickwell finish on top.

In the under 11 girls section, Alice Parsons produced some really promising performances.

She was most impressive over the one and two-lap events, also succeeding in the four-lap and speed bounce events.

In the under 11 boys age group, William Wright took the honours in four events and shared first place in one other competition.

William came out on top in the two-lap race, the four-lap event and then shared the one-lap crown with Ryan Wonnacott.

Ryan won the speed bounce - just edging out William, but in the vertical jump both William and Ryan achieved a leap of 37cm - with William claiming first place by virtue of a superior second best effort.

Ryan turned the tables in the standing long jump, but William finished on top in the standing triple jump.

In the under nine girls age group, Macey Andrews was the outstanding competitor.

She won the one lap and two-lap races, the speed bounce, the horizontal jump, the standing long jump and the standing triple jump.

In the under nine boys category, Jamie Westland was on top in the standing triple jump, standing long jump and also the one lap and two-lap events.

At under seven level, Georgia Ward and Haddley Bedford both demonstrated improved performances. Haddley improved his one-lap and speed bounce results while Georgia did likewise in standing long jump and vertical jump.