ATHLETICS: Grantham AC finish seventh after poor turnout at league match

Another poor turnout saw Grantham Athletic Club finish only joint seventh in the National Youth Development League match for under-13s and under-15s at Sutton in Ashfield last Saturday.

Ruth Payne triumphed in the under-15 discus, javelin and hammer events, and personal bests were recorded by William Tucker, Abbie-Mae Smith, Kerry Smith, Hannah Payne, Florence Ireland, Gabbie Lord and Ruth Payne.

Results: female under-13, 150m - 8A A.-M. Smith 27.5s; long jump - 8A A.-M. Smith 3.16m pb; javelin - 8A A.-M. Smith 5.88m.

Under-15, 100m - 6A F. Ireland 15.2s; 200m - 6A F. Ireland 30.1s, 6B H. Payne 32.0s; 800m - 6A H. Morris 3m 15.3s; 1500m - 3A S. Hunt 5m 54.5s, 1B L. Barrowcliff 6m 1.5s; 75m hurdles - 3A H. Payne 14.6s; high jump - 6A K. Smith 1.25m pb; long jump - 3A H. Payne 4.49m pb, 1B F. Ireland 4.27m pb; shot - 3A G. Lord 5.30m pb, 5B S. Hunt 4.58m; discus - 1A R. Payne 17.29m pb, 2B K. Smith 12.97m pb; javelin - 1A R. Payne 15.57m, 1B L. Barrowcliff 10.77m; hammer - 1A R. Payne 17.54m pb, 1B G. Lord 13.16m; 4x100m relay - 6 Grantham AC 68.5s.

Male under-13, 100m - 1A L. Davey 14.2s; 200m - 2A L. Davey 29.4s; 1500m - 1A W. Tucker 5m 6.5s pb, 1B A. Hunt 5m 29.8s; long jump - 1A L. Davey 4.62m; shot - 6A A. Hunt 4.04m; javelin - 4A W. Tucker 17.20m.

Under-15, 1500m - 7A E. Richards-Cole 5m 33.6s; high jump - 3A S. Sheard 1.40m; long jump - 2A S. Sheard 4.71m; javelin - 1A E. Richards-Cole 21.98m.