Victories for Simmonds at Humberside League athletics matches

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There were some encouraging performances in the second of this season’s Humberside League matches held in fine, dry weather at Grimsby on Sunday.

Under 15 Oliver Simmonds won the high jump clearing 1.60m despite the tricky breeze that whipped up over the landing bed during his competition.

Oliver secured a comprehensive victory in the 80m hurdles, showing good rhythm throughout to record 12.7 secs without being seriously challenged.

In his first competitve 200m he clocked 27.4secs, showed excellent form in the shot (9.50m) and also cleared 4.42m in long jump.

In contrast, Alex Riches had a modest day competing in only two events and achieved 4.56m in long jump and 29.3 secs in 200m.

Emily Masters recorded 3.53m in the under 15 girls’ long jump.

At under 11 level Matthew Lewis recorded 12.8 secs for the 80m, 2.92m in long jump, 11.75m for the whizzer throw and a personal best 22.32m in the soft hammer throw.

Georgia Ward also achieved a PB in the soft hammer (11.81m) and also recorded 10.10m in the whizzer, 15.1 secs in the 80m and 2.04m in long jump.

Three under nine representatives chalked up a number of personal best performances.

Rhys Buswell achieved three bests in standing long jump (1.48m), 80m (14.9 secs) and 600m (2 mins 31.7 secs).

He also recorded 4.48m in the whizzer throw.

Ronnie Grey’s four PBs were in standing long jump (1.39m), 80m (14.4 secs), whizzer (4.33m) and soft hammer (11.33m).

Edward Evison’s PBs were in standing long jump (1.28m), 80m (13.7 secs), whizzer (4.48m) and 600m in a very promising 2 mins 14.2 secs.