The BADAC youngsters claim 15 personal bests

Pictured are youngsters who took part in the sportshall event.
Pictured are youngsters who took part in the sportshall event.

Young members of Boston and District AC competing in the Lincolnshire Sportshall Athletics Championships at Grantham on Saturday created 15 personal best performances during the four-hour programme of running, jumping and throwing events.

In the under 15 boys’ age group, Alex Riches scored 85 in the speed bounce, putt the shot 5.85m and cleared 2.04m in standing long jump and 6.08m in standing triple jump to record four new personal bests.

Alex claimed second place in the four-lap race, standing long jump, shot putt and speed bounce.

In the under 13 boys’ section Hallam Bedford notched up two PBs when he scored 66 in the speed bounce and achieved 4.03m in shot.

In the under 13 girls’ competition, Alicia Baxter recorded three personal bests with 5.26m in shot, 66 in speed bounce and 4.94m in standing triple jump and Lucy Raywood won her heat of the four-lap.

In the same age group Georgia Reilly improved her best effort in standing long jump with a clearance measuring 1.62m.

Representing her school, Jess Edwards recorded a very promising 7.20m in the under 13 girls’ shot putt.

Eight Gold Tops contested a very competitive series of under 11 boys’ and girls’ championship events.

In the girls’ category Malena Baxter won her two-lap heat and finished in first position in her pool in speed bounce with a score of 51, standing triple jump with a leap measuring 5.70m and the high stepper in 13.9 secs.

She added a second position in the chest push, recording 4.50m.

Rosie Owen achieved a PB in standing triple jump with a clearance of 4.52m and, in the same event, Georgia Ward also produced a personal best leap, recording 4.82m.

Megan Reid recorded a series of encouraging performances in both track and field events.

In the under 11 boys’ category Haddley Bedford created a best performance in vertical jump, achieving a height of 7cm and also cleared 5.24m in standing triple jump before finishing second in his heat of the two-lap.

Ryan Firth chalked up best-ever leaps in vertical jump (40cm) and standing long jump (1.40m) and also finished runner-up in his heat of the four laps.

In his under 11 pool, Matthew Lewis was first in the two-lap race and the chest push (5.30m).

Connor Bateman scored 10 points in the bean bag throw and clocked 10 secs in the balance test.

On Saturday the next in the series of junior sportshall athletics matches will be held at the B -Hive, with events for under sevens, nines, 11s and 13s boys and girls, starting at 10am.

On Sunday the Santa Run starts at 11am from the B-Hive.