Quadrathlon medals for Boston and District AC members

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Boston and District Athletic Club members came away from the first Humberside League meeting at Grimsby on Saturday with four quadrathlon medals.

To qualify for the quadrathlon, competitors from nine different clubs in all age groups were required to compete in four events including a run, a jump and a throw.

Three silver medals were achieved as Frances Nuttell, Alice Flint and Emma Penson all finished second in their age groups.

Becky Locking claimed the bronze award in her quadrathlon event.

Under 17 Frances looked sharp over the 80m hurdles and, despite running into a fresh wind, she recorded 13.1secs. Mastering the cold swirling wind in the the high jump area she cleared 1.50m.

Finding it difficult to hit the take-off board, her long jump was disappointing but, in shot, Frances recorded 7.41m to finish with a total of 293 points in runners-up position.

In the under 20 age group, Alice Flint produced four good all-round performances to win the silver medal.

In her weakest event, the javelin, she managed 12.65m and then cleared 4.42m in long jump and 9.20m in triple jump to press for a top position.

Shielding a slight foot injury in the 800m, she clocked 2mins 33.9secs to clinch the silver award.

Becky Locking recorded 14.1secs in the under 20 100m, ahead of a decent 200m and achieved 3.92m in long jump and 7.41m in shot to claim the bronze medal.

Emma Penson won the senior women’s silver award at the 2013 end of season quadrathlon and successfully defended her second place on Saturday. Opening with a hammer throw of 17.12m she added to her points tally in long jump, shot and 800m to win silver again.

Under 17 Sophie Reader built on her promising Lincolnshire League performances last weekend and improved her 300 sprint time by almost two seconds, recording 47.8 secs.

She advanced her long jump best by 26cm and registered 4.17m.

An inaugural triple jump measured 8.17m and, in javelin, Sophie improved her best performance by over two metres with a throw of 18.73m for a good quadrathlon result.

In the under 15 boys’ section, Thomas Johnson won both the shot - with an improved putt of 9.23m - and javelin, with a promising 30.61m.

In addition, he cleared 4.16m in long jump and recorded 28.7 secs in 200m, a time of 1.3 secs faster than his Lincs League time at Grantham the previous week.

When the final quadrathlon results become available he may just have gained enough points to earn a top-three medal position.

Jack Rushby clocked 46.6secs for the 300m and although he added valuable points through long jump and discus performances, missed out on a quadrathlon place when he was disqualified for breaking early in the 800m (2mins 34.1secs.).

Three under 13 representatives produced promising multi-event performances.

Matthew Millington amassed 156 points through 800m (3mins 06.7secs), 75m hurdles (17.1 secs), long jump (2.79m) and javelin (11.89m).

Jensen Barkworth achieved 140 points from 100m (16.8secs), 200m (35.7secs), long jump (3.00m) and shot (4.21m).

In the girls’ section, Alicia Baxter ran the 200m in 38.2 secs, 70m hurdles in 18.0secs and then recorded 2.46m in long jump and 8.40m in javelin.

Melena Baxter was just edged out of the medals in the under 11s age group when she accumulated 107 points from her four events. Running both the 75m (13.2secs) and the 100m (17.6secs) sprints, Melena finished second in the long jump with a leap of 3.10m and threw the rounders ball 24.68m to secure fourth position in the under 11 girls’ quadrathlon competition.

In the boys’ event, Joshua Gurton was sixth with 141 points.

He recorded 12.6secs and 16.5 secs for the 75m and 100m sprints and added additional points in cricket ball with a throw of 24.68m and long jump with a clearance of 3.05m.

Hallam Bedford achieved 118 points to earn ninth position with his two most productive events the long jump (2.68m) and 100m (17.3secs).

Jamie Westland’s best result was in the cricket ball throw where he recorded 23.96m and Charlie Webster cleared 4.64m in the standing triple jump.

Haddley Bedford clocked 18.3secs over 100m.

On Sunday, Boston and District AC will be staging the first of this season’s junior track and field matches at the club base The B-Hive on Punchbowl Lane.

There are running, jumping and throwing events for under sevens, under nines, under 11 and under 13s.

For entry details contact the club secretary on 01754 820455 (day time) or 01754 820623 (evening).