BADAC’s Alice Flint helps Lincolnshire to third in national schools championships

BOSTON and District AC all-rounder Alice Flint helped Lincolnshire claim third at the national schools finals.

She and Frances Nuttell qualified to represent the county in the English Schools’ AA Combined Events Championships at Bedford International Stadium.

In the senior girls’ heptathlon, Alice finished the two-day challenge with a total of 2,940 points to claim 29th position.

She recorded 18.51 secs in the 100m hurdles, 1.29m in the high jump, 4.94m in the 4k shot and 27.95 secs in the 200m on day one.

Day two saw Alice record 4.57m in the long jump, 11.36m in the javelin and 2 mins 30.30 secs over 800m.

Alice claimed third place in the Lincolnshire senior girls’ team, which finished third team overall in the 2012 Championship.

Frances accumulated a total of 2,088 points at the end of the junior girls’ pentathlon championship.

She opened with 12.53 secs in the 75m hurdles, followed by 6.77m in shot (personal best), 1.39m in the high jump and 4.30m in the long jump.

She finished with 3 mins 10.0 secs for the 800m to finish 36th in the championship.

Boston and District AC representatives featured in the Lincolnshire under 13s combined events championships held at Grantham.

Laura Van Lier won the gold award in the girls’ triathlon and Shannon Roylance was runner-up and received the Lincs silver award.

In a closely-contested boys competition, Blake Garwell was second and Will Parsons third.

Laura recorded 3.62m in the long jump, 6.19m in shot and 2 mins 51.6 sec in 800m for a points total of 51.

On 21 points, Shannon achieved 3.26m in the long jump, 3.91m in the shot and then recorded 3mins 08.4 secs in the 800m.

Blake achieved 3.57m in the long jump, 6.88m in shot and then crossed the finish line at the end of the 800m in 2 mins 32.5 secs for a total of 53 points.

William Parsons  scored 42 points through 3.34m in long jump, 6.76m in shot and 2 mins 57.2secs for the two-lap contest.

Tom Evans was fifth with 41 points, ahead of Kieron Pickwell, also on 41 points.

Filay Whittaker scored 28 points in seventh position.