ATHLETICS: Grantham AC finish a commendable third in first league match

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The first Youth Development League match for the under-17 and under-20 age groups was held at Derby last Sunday.

Grantham Athletic Club were represented by a small team of 14 who did well to finish third out of the seven competing teams, even more commendable considering four of the teams were made up of more than one club.

Nine first places were achieved by Grantham AC athletes with personal best performances by Max Butler, Will Lumsden, Owen Penton-Voaks, Kieran Bumby and Chris Bainbridge.

A better turnout at the next match on June 1 should help secure Grantham AC a top three position.

Results: Female under-17, 100m, - 6A A. Newell 15.4s; 300m - 5A K. Newell 49.0s pb; 800m - 2A K. Newell 2m 55.5s; 80m hurdles - 3A H. Payne 16.6s; high jump - 3 A. Newell 1.25m; long jump - 4A H. Payne 4.09m; triple jump - 4A H. Payne 9.10m; discus - 4A A. Newell 17.12m; javelin - 4A K. Newell 12.23m.

Female under-20, 100m - 1A Z. Lucas 13.0s, 1B A. Kettle 13.7s; 200m - 2A Z. Lucas 27.7s, 1B A. Kettle 28.9s; long jump - 1A Z. Lucas 4.80m, 1B A. Kettle 4.21m; triple jump - 3A A. Kettle 9.30m; 4x100m relay - 1 Grantham AC 58.1s.

Male under-17, 100m - 4A J. Stokes 12.2s, 3B M. Butler 12.4s pb; 200m - 4A J. Stokes 24.9s; 400m - 4A M. Butler 54.3s, 3B A. Garment 62.4s; 1500m - 4A M. Butler 4m 34.9s pb; long jump - 3A W. Lumsden 5.42m pb; triple jump - 3A W. Lumsden 11.09m pb; shot - 2A O. Penton-Voaks 7.89m; discus - 2A O. Penton-Voaks 27.81 pb; javelin - 1A W. Lumsden 45.23m; hammer - 2A O. Penton-Voaks 16.92m.

Male under-20, 100m - 5A B. Thompson 12.7s; 200m - 6A B. Thompson 25.3s; 400m - 4A K. Bumby 54.0s pb; 800m - 2A K. Bumby 2m 9.9s; 1500m - 1A J. Lord 4m 37.8s; 3,000m - 1A J. Lord 10m 7.3s; long jump - 6A A. Garment 5.05m, 2B B. Thompson 3.14m; shot - 3A C. Bainbridge 8.41m; discus - 2A C. Bainbridge 28.53m; javelin - 2A C. Bainbridge 30.29m; hammer - 1A C. Bainbridge 39.50m pb; 4x100m relay - 3 Grantham AC 55.9s.