Elves beat Rudolph by more than a nose

Hayden Quantrill.
Hayden Quantrill.

There were a number of personal best performances at the third of this season’s series of Boston and District AC Junior Sportshall Athletics competitions.

Overall team winners were Elves on the Shelves, comprising Hayden Quantrill, Eleanor Lyddiatt, Millie Walker and Noah Donnelly-Coles.

Runners-up were Fast track Rudolf, with Megan Reid, Issy Reid, Devan Quantrill and Theo Ward finishing with 38 fewer points than the winners.

In standing long jump Hayden added 10cm to his personal best, recording 1.75m, and Megan won the under 13 event with a leap measuring 2.10m, some 10cm further than her previous best.

Both Hayden and Megan added to their PBs in standing triple jump.

Megan cleared 5.55m and Hayden improved by a massive 31 centimetres to record 4.76m.

Megan improved her shot performance, winning the under 11 and 13 event with a putt of 5.85m.

Issy Reid added 21cm to her best standing triple jump effort with a leap of 4.82m.

In speed bounce Eleanor won with a score of 68, adding eight bounces to her best in this year’s series.

Over two laps, Eleanor equalled her personal best this season recording 22.8 secs in first place and, in the same race, Megan Reid reduced her PB by one-tenth of a second, clocking 23.2secs.

At under nine level, Noah equalled his best achievement by clearing 1.45m in winning standing long jump and Devan Quantrill equalled his 2018-19 series best by finishing second with 1.35m.

Eleanor also won the four-lap race in 39.6secs and the vertical jump with a height of 48cm.

Megan was first in the three-laps in 36.0 secs, the balance test (16.7 secs) and the high jump (1.22m).

Millie Walker won chest push with 4.75m and cleared 1.20m in second position in high jump.

Millie also finished second in the six-lap race, clocking 1 min 30.6 secs, the vertical jump with a leap measuring 48cm, the speed bounce, scoring 64, and the balance test, recording 14.2 secs.

Issy made a good all-round contribution to team Fast Track Rudolph with improved performances in both track and field challenges.

In the younger age group, Devan won six of the under nine events, recording 26.8 secs for two laps, 44.1 secs for three laps, 61.4 secs for four laps and 2.50m in chest push.

Theo Ward’s best performance was in the six laps, where he finished first in 1 min 37.7 secs.

He was runner-up in the balance test, recording 4.6 secs.

Noah was second in the two (28.5 secs), three (45.7 secs) and four laps (64.2 secs) and won the speed bounce with a count of 40.

Two Boston and District AC distance runners competed in last weekend’s Skegness 10k race.

Oli Lammiman recorded 44 mins 15 secs and Emma Penson finished in a time of 53 mins 46 secs.