Personal bests for BADAC athletes

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Boston and District AC athletes came away from the final Humberside League match at Hull with a series of personal best performances - including a number of younger members who had reached the minimum age to take part in this competition.

At Senior level Jose Ferreira clocked 4 mins 24.6 secs for sixth place in the 1,500m and Emma Penson won the 3,000m in 15 mins 38.5 secs, as part of the senior women’s quadrathlon .

She also recorded points performances in long jump, shot and 100m.

Aiden McClure cleared 1.70m in high jump, threw the javelin 22.48m and recorded 2 mins 22.2 secs in the 800m before claiming second place in the 3,000m, clocking 11 mins 04 secs.

Having taken up the sport recently, James Roarke made an all-round impressive debut.

Running a well-judged one-lap challenge, James won his 400m heat in a very encouraging 58.7 secs.

He also made a good start in shot with 7.90m, before clearing 4.64m in the long jump and clocking 12.8 secs in the 100m.

Gary Baxter impressed in javelin with a best effort measuring 26.20m, and added value with a 7.49m in shot putt.

A leap of 3.50m in long jump and an inaugural 800m run in a determined 3 mins 23.3 secs completed his day’s work.

Two under 20 representatives looked to have made a good account of themselves in their respective quadrathlons.

Alice Flint won both the 100m in 14.4 secs and the long jump with a clearance of 4.21m before recording 14.85m in javelin and 2 mins 33.5 secs at the end of the 800m.

Diogo Egas went over 1.65m in high jump and cleared 4.99m for fourth position in the combined senior/junior men’s long jump before recording 5 mins 08.2secs in the 1,500m and an improved 33.66m in javelin.

Under 15 all rounder Thomas Johnson threw 32.26m in the javelin and 9.95m in shot to make a good foundation for his quadrathlon, before adding a 14.1 secs in the 100m and 1.45m in the high jump.

In the under 13 age group, Alicia Baxter achieved two personal best performances in 100m (18.5secs) and shot (3.53m) and added 8.86m in javelin and 2.69m in long jump.

Jensen Barkworth went over 1.05m in high jump, 4.45m in shot and 13.35m in javelin and recorded 16.6 secs for sixth position in the 100m.

Shane Canham ran his 100m in 16.3secs, recorded 17.1secs in the 75m hurdles, 3.33m in long jump and 15,22m in javelin.

Matthew Millington clocked 16.8 secs for 75m hurdles, 2 mins 58.7 secs at the end of the 800m and added a leap of 1.10m in high jump.

He also recorded a very promising 17.06m throw in javelin.

Under 11 Lucy Raywood produced some excellent results, winning long jump with a leap of 3.19m, recording 25.3secs for second place in the 150m and securing another victory in the 600m with a time of 2 mins 03.8secs.

Completing a very successful quadrathlon, Lucy threw the rounders ball a very promising 18.27m.

In the under 11 boys’ section, Hallam Bedford finished second in the 150m in 25.5secs and added good efforts in long jump (2.86m), cricket ball throw (13.95m) and 600m (2 mins 25.6secs).

Five under 10 representatives experienced some good competition with some making their debuts for the Gold Tops.

Malena Baxter was second in the 80m, clocking 13.3secs, and filled the same position in long jump with a leap of 3.09m before throwing the rounders ball 16.61m and recording 26.8 secs for fourth position in the 150m.

On her competition debut, Georgia Ward finished second in the 150m, recording 31.9secs.

She also cleared 1.96m in long jump, clocked 16.0secs for the 80m and threw the rounders ball 8.12m.

In heat two of the 80m, Matthew Lewis was second in 13.7sec and then added a time of 2mins 18.9secs in the 600m and recorded 2.59m in long jump and 14.13m in the cricket ball throw.

Charlie Webster was third over 150m, clocking 26.0secs, and fourth in his heat of the 80m in 13.8secs.

In the cricket ball event he threw 21.95m, before clearing 2.48m in long jump.

In his under 10 competitions, Hadley Bedford was third in heat one of the 80m, clocking 13.8 secs, and fourth in in the long jump with a clearance of 2.63m.

He also recorded 16.45m in the cricket ball throw and 2 mins 32.6secs for the 600m.