Junior athletes enjoyed fine warm weather for the third of the Boston & District AC 2014 Spring Series of Track and Field competitions at the B-Hive on Sunday.
There were a number of personal best performances achieved by representatives in all four age groups.
At under 13 level, Jensen Barkworth and Matthew Millington both raised their high jump PBs to 1.10m and Jensen reduced his best time for 70m hurdles by half a second (17.6 secs). Matthew won the 70m hurdles (15.7 secs) and ran a well-paced 800m to cross the finish line first at the end of the two laps (3 mins 01.4 secs).
Jensen clocked a 100m PB (17.2 secs) as he finished behind Matthew (16.6 secs) and Shane Canham (16,8 secs).
Over the hurdles, Shane finished runner-up (16.4 secs).
For the girls, Alicia Baxter reduced her best 100m time to 18.3 secs.
In the under 11s age group, Joshua Gurton recorded a 600m PB (2 mins 13.0 secs) as he finished ahead of Hallam Bedford, who also reduced his best time (2mins 23.5 secs).
Malena Baxter improved her PB by more than 17 seconds to 2 mins 33.7 secs.
Joshua cleared 1.05m to win the high jump with Hallam equalled his best leap of 90cm. Joshua (13.1 secs) and Hallam (13.4 secs) were first and second in the 50m hurdles race with Malena (14.4 secs) claiming the advantage over Tuula Sohingen (15.0secs) in the girls’ 50m hurdles.
In the 80m sprint, Malena (14.9 secs) had the edge over Tuula (15.3secs).
At under nine level, Matthew Lewis was clear winner of the 80m, recording 14.7secs and also finished second in the 50m hurdles (13.4 secs), and third over 400m (1 min 44.5 secs). Haddley Bedford won the 50m hurdles (13.1 secs), finished second in both the 80m (16.1 secs) and the 400m (1 min 38.3 secs).
Georgia Ward was the fastest girl over 400m (1 min 52.5 secs) and Lyle Burrell-Kenny was fastest girl in the 50m hurdles (14.5 secs) and also cleared 90cm in high jump.
Leo Gurton was third in both the boys’ 50m hurdles (14.3 secs) and the 80m sprint (16.2 secs). In the under sevens section, Elliott Kirk showed improvement in all his performances and cleared 60cm for the first time in high jump and also reduced his best 50m hurdles time by over a second.