There were some greatly improved performances at the fourth of this season’s Boston and District Athletic Club Junior Track and Field Matches at the B-Hive athletics centre on Saturday.
In the under 11s age group, William Van Lier won all three track events.
In the 80m sprint he recorded 13.5 secs to finish ahead of Hallam Bedford, who clocked 13.8 secs.
And in the 70m hurdles, the same two athletes finished in the same order in 16.1 secs and 16.8 secs respectively.
William achieved the third of his victories in the 300m, recording 62.9 secs.
Hallam again pushed him up to the finish line, clocking 65.1 secs.
For his part, Hallam won both the triple jump, with a very promising leap of 6.19m, ahead of Jensen Barkworth, who achieved 5.67m, and the long jump, with a leap of 2.95m.
In second was William Van Lier on 2.65m.
In addition, Jenson won two other field events.
In the javelin competition, Jenson threw a promising 11.77m to claim first place ahead of William Van Lier, who achieved 8.13m.
In the shot, Jensen’s putt of 3.96m was 58cm better than runner-up Hallam’s effort.
In winning the high jump, Jenson cleared 1m, with Jessica Ward claiming second with a clearance of 80cm.
At under nine level, Hadleigh Bedford produced a series of improved performances.
Hadleigh threw the javelin 9.25m and recorded 17.3 secs for the 70m hurdles.
He added a time of 15.7 secs in the 80m sprint race.
In the under nines girls’ section Georgia Ward demonstrated the progress she has made this season, clearing 60cm in high jump and 3.80m in triple jump, as well as clocking 17.6 secs for the 80m .