More personal bests for Boston and District AC athletes in the Lincolnshire Track and Field League

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Lincolnshire Track and Field League

A NUMBER of Boston and District Athletic Club members improved on their 2011 performances at Sunday’s second Lincolnshire Track and Field League match at Yarborough.

At under 20 level, Marc Bradbury added 10 centimetres to his high jump best, leaping 1.60m. He also threw 40.78m to win the hammer on Sunday.

Chelsea Brockett won the 800m with a very mature run, crossing the finish line in 2 mins 23.4 secs, well inside her best ever performance.

Emma Penniston reduced her 400m PB by 18 tenths of a second (72.4 secs), and knocked almost 11 seconds off her 1,500m time, with 6 mins 08.2 secs.

Oliver Smith reduced both of his sprint times, with 11.7 secs for 100m and 23.8secs for 200m to win both events in the under 17 men’s age group.

These times represented a reduction of two tenths in the 100m and an equivalent four tenths for the longer sprint. Oliver claimed another victory in the triple jump, recording a best leap of 12.2 metres.

In the under 17 women’s section, Maria Hollingsworth knocked a 10th of a second off her 80m hurdles time, winning the race in 12.3 secs.

She also clocked 13.2 secs in second place in the 100m.

Alice Flint, on her second ever experience of the 1,500m steeplechase, took her time down by no less than 11 seconds to finish on 5 mins 57.8 secs.

In addition, Alice also won the triple jump with a leap of 9.45m and claimed a pair of seconds in the 300m, where she knocked a full second off her best time (45.1 secs) and the high jump (1.40m). Josh Wattam improved his 100m hurdles time to 15.4 secs.

Dominic Czyz set a new personal best in the shot (8.69m).

In the under 15 girls’ section, Frances Nuttell took a tenth off her 75m hurdles time, finishing second in 13.5secs before chalking up a winning pole vault performance (2.10m).

Lara Smith knocked half a second off her best 100m time (14.6 secs).

After last week’s debut, under 13 Indigo Summerfield knocked almost three seconds off his 75m hurdles time (16.9 secs) in second place, also reducing his 100m time to 17.2 secs.

Under 11 Jack Rushby reduced his 600m time by more than three seconds (2 mins 04.6 secs).

Liverpool Open Meeting

MARC Bradbury returned from Liverpool with two new personal best performances.

His shot putt of 12.99m and hammer throw of 40.51m are the best he had achieved at that stage. In the discus event he recorded 39.55m.

London Marathon

GOLD Top Dennis Rainbow ran a new marathon best time competing in Sunday’s London Marathon.

Dennis recorded 2 hours 55 mins, well ahead of four other BADAC representatives.

Tony Tomlin finished in 4 hours 19 secs, David Johnson clocked 4 hours 34 secs and Ian Scott was disappointed with 4 hours 32 secs. Bob King finished in the six hour category.