Team Tigers claw ahead of the sportshall pack

BADAC Brumbies celebrate the sportshall series.
BADAC Brumbies celebrate the sportshall series.

Boston and District Athletic Club’s Sportshall Athletics Series was closer than ever at the sixth and final round.

Saturday morning’s event at the B-Hive, sponsored by Jazz Apple, saw just four points separate three Brumbies teams after 37 events.

Team Tigers ran out winners with 82 points, with the Champions second on 80 and Team Bolt third, a further two points behind.

Shane Canham captained the Tigers team which included Haddley Bedford, Malena Baxter and Toby Taylor.

In the under 15s category, Champions captain Charlie James won the two-laps (21.0 secs), the three-laps (33.2 secs), the four-laps (46.7 secs), the speed bounce (63), vertical jump (50cm), standing long jump (2.10m) and standing triple jump (5.52m).

At under 13 level, Alex. Riches won the two-laps (23.0 secs), three-laps (38.7 secs) and four-laps (51.0 secs) and one-lap walk (20.1 secs) for Team Bolt.

Alicia Baxter secured victory for Champions in the six-laps handicap race, standing triple jump (5.32m), standing long jump (1.75m), speed bounce (59) and also shared top spot with teammate Alex in the vertical jump (42cm).

Haddley Bedford moved up an age category and produced a series of consistent performances across the full range of track and field events, contributing considerable points to the Tigers’ total, none more so than in the victorious 4xone-lap relay (49.1 secs).

In the under 11 age group, Charlie Jackson spearheaded the Champions’ team challenge, winning two-laps (22.5 secs), three-laps (36.7 secs), four-laps (52.2 secs) and one-lap walk (21.3 secs).

Rosie Owen, representing Team Bolt, won the four-lap handicap race while teammate Malena Baxter won the speed bounce (60), vertical jump (40cm), standing long jump (1.70m), triple jump (4.42m) and helped Tigers to a convincing relay victory.

In the under nines, Lyle Burrell-Kenny led the way for Team Bolt, winning the two-laps (26.8 secs), three-laps (42.3 secs), four-laps (58.2 secs), standing triple jump (4.12m), standing long jump (1.60m), vertical jump (29cm) and speed bounce (57).

Tigers’ Toby Taylor was first in the four-lap handicap while Ellie Reilly made a good contribution to the Champions’ points total and Ella Taylor supported Team Bolt with promising performances.