Gold Tops lap up first places at league meet

James Roark.
James Roark.

Boston and District AC continued their positive progress in this season’s North of England Track and Field League competition in the second match of the series at Cleckheaton on Saturday.

Final points totals were not available at the time of going to press, but when the league table is published the Gold Tops expect to finish inside the top three positions.

Jessica Edwards.

Jessica Edwards.

In blustery conditions, BADAC representatives chalked up eight first places in A competitions.

They also added further wins in B contests.

Frances Nuttell impressed, winning her three events - the 100m hurdles in 17.4 secs, clearing 1.48m in the high jump and leaping 5.26m for a long jump personal best.

Isobelle Whitehead achieved a fine double, leaping 9.80m for first place in the triple jump after comfortably earning maximum points in the 400m (73.4secs).

Chris Cope also secured a double, with victories in 110m hurdles (20.7 secs) and 400m hurdles (71.4 secs).

James Roark won the shot with a putt measuring 9.73m.

In B events, Fallon Lafferty won the high jump (1.35m), giving BADAC maximum points from the event.

And with James Roark coming first in both the 110m hurdles (20.1 secs) and the 400m hurdles (76.1 secs) the Gold Tops produced another whitewash in the two events over the barriers.

Six Boston and District Athletic Club representatives contested the under 13 quadrathlon competitions held at the third Lincolnshire Track & Field League match at Grantham.

Jessica Edwards was the clear winner of the girls’ quadrathlon, accruing a total of 233 points from her four events.

She gained the most points from her 100m in 14.5 secs, earning 63 points.

In the high jump she achievement a leap of 1.25m (61 pts) and a 16.85m discus throw was worth 52 points.

A 6.58m shot putt (57 pts) completed Jessica’s performances.

Freya Peters finished eighth with 162 points, ahead of Alicia Baxter (ninth, 137 pts) and Lucy Raywood (10th, 120 pts).

Louth AC’s Caleb Stephenson won the under 13 boys’ quadrathlon with 274 points.

For BADAC, Shane Canham was eighth with 200 points and Hallam Bedford was ninth on 175 points.