Gold Tops perform well at county track and field league

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Boston and District AC athletes competed in the second Lincs Track and Field League match of the season at Grantham this weekend.

With round one falling foul of the weather, Gold Tops were looking to show what they can do this time around.

In the senior men’s events, James Roake won the 400m hurdles (67.6 secs), claimed second in the 200m (25.8 secs) and third in the 100m (12.7 secs), sixth in shot (7.79m) and ninth in discus (18.97m).

Jason James contributed a number of points to the Boston total, finishing fourth in the hammer (24.75m), fifth in shot (8.26m) and javelin (29.33m), sixth in high jump (1.30m) and eighth in discus (21.02m).

In the senior women’s section Emma Penson finished third in the 1,500m (6 mins 59.5 secs) and came sixth in hammer (17.41m).

At under 15 boys’ level, Charlie James won the shot (10.80m) and hammer (38.50m) and added a second position in discus (21.93m).

Three under 13s produced good competitive performances with Shane Canham winning the javelin (16.42m), finishing second in the 800m (2 mins 53.9 secs) and third in long jump 3.42m).

Hallam Bedford was second in the long jump (3.51m), fourth in the 200m (35.2 secs), fifth in the 100m (15.7 secs), third over 1,500m (6 mins 59.5 secs) and fifth in the hammer (17.41m).

Jake Baxter won the shot putt (4.95m) claimed fourth in the long jump (3.01m) and finished sixth in the 100m (16.3 secs).

In the under 13 girls’ category, Alicia Baxter won the javelin (12.43m) was third in the shot (5.06m) and eighth in the 100m (17.9 secs) and Lucy Raywood was third over 200m (34.3 secs), fourth in the 800m (3 mins 01.6 secs) and fifth in long jump (3.06m).

Under 11 Haddley Bedford challenged in the boys’ quadrathlon, winning both the long jump (3.11m) and the 80m (13.5 secs) before adding second places in ball throw (16.31m) and 150m (25.9 secs).

Four under 11 girls competed in a quadrathlon, with Malena Baxter winning the 150m (25.6 secs) and long jump (3.10m), also claiming second places in ball throw (17.31m) and fourth in the 80m (13.5secs).

Lyle Burrell-Kenny finished second in long jump (2.96m), third in 150m (29.0 secs), fourth in ball throw (13.30m) and 13th in 80m (14.6 secs), Rosie Owen was fourth in 150m (29.4secs), seventh in long jump (2.23m) and 12th in 80m (14.5 secs) while Georgia Ward was fifth in 150m (31.0 secs), sixth in ball throw (12.56m), eighth in long jump (2.09m) and 14th in 80m (15.2 secs).