ATHLETICS: Grantham AC triumph in youth league competition

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Grantham Athletic Club’s under-13 and under-15 age groups competed in the second round of the Youth Development League at Sutton-in-Ashfield last Saturday.

The Grantham team won the match ahead of teams from Derby, Newark, Mansfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield.

The day saw the Grantham team set 47 personal best performances, three club records, 13 new or improved entries in to the UK rankings, and 10 new or improved AAA graded performances.

Two of the club records set were for the under-13 girls’ and under-15 boys’ 4x100m relays; the girls also entered the UK rankings at 47 with their performance.

The third club record fell to Abbie Byron in the 300m, having equalled the six-year-old club record in her last outing. She ran an impressive race to better the record by 0.5 seconds in a time of 46.5sec.

Results: under-13 girls, 70m hurdles - 1 Frances Sheard 12.6s pb, 2 Helena Proctor 13.3s pb; 150m - 1 Amy Hunt 20.5s, 2 Helen Braybrook 22.8s; 800m - 1 Amy Hunt 2m 40.9s, 2 Freya Veasey 2m 55.6s pb; 75m - 2 Frances Sheard 11.2s pb, 5 Helena Proctor 12.4s pb, 6 Gabrielle Lucas 13.0; 1200m - 1 Helen Braybrook 4m 8.5s, 2 Phoebe Richards-Cole 5m 56.0s pb; high jump - 1 Helena Proctor 1.25, 2 Frances Sheard 1.25m; shot - 1 Amy Hunt 7.68m pb, 3 Freya Veasey 4.44m pb; long jump - 3 Phoebe Richards-Cole 3.72m pb, 4 Gabrielle Lucas 3.52m pb; javelin - 4 Helen Braybrook 10.74m pb, 5 Phoebe Richards-Cole 5.56m pb; 4x100m relay - Grantham AC 57.3s cr.

Under-13 boys, 75m hurdles - 2 Gareth Lee 15.0s pb; 100m - 2 Gareth Lee 14.4s pb; high jump - 2 Gareth Lee 1.15m pb.

Under-15 girls, 75m hurdles - 3 Francesca Campbell 15.0s pb, 3 Eve Jacobs 17.4s; 200m - 1 Abbie Byron 28.1s pb, 2 Kate Davis-Bavin 28.9s pb; 800m - 4 Saskia Hunt 2m 50.5s pb, 4 Hannah Sharp 3m 5.5s pb; 100m - 3 Kate Davis-Bavin 13.8s pb, 1 Flo Ireland 14.2s; 300m - 1 Abbie Byron 46.5s pb cr, 3 Francesca Campbell 52.0s pb; hammer - 1 Gabbie Lord 23.83m, 2 Morgan Holmes 13.92s pb; long jump - 3 Hannah Sharp 4.47m pb, 2 Flo Ireland 3.89m; discus - 2 Morgan Holmes 17.51s pb, 1 Gabbie Lord 15.55s; shot - 1 Abbie Byron 8.02m pb, 1 Gabbie Lord 5.51m; javelin - 5 Saskia Hunt 10.82m pb, 2 Flo Ireland 8.79m pb; high jump - 4 Eve Jacobs 1.25m; 4x100m relay - 1 Grantham AC 55.5s; 4x300m relay - 2 Grantham AC 3m 52.1.

Under-15 boys, 80m hurdles - 1 Lewis Davey 13.7s pb, 1 Sean Nel 18.6s pb; 200m - 4 Lewis Davey 26.8s, 1 Sam Cartwright 25.4s pb; 800m - 2 Oliver Jakes 2m 9.4s pb, 3 George Hatton 2m 30.8s pb, 1 Aaron Hunt 2m 27.3 pb; 100m - 1 Sam Cartwright 12.2s, 2 Izaac Brown 13.5s pb, 1 Sean Nel 13.6s pb; 300m - 2 Oliver Jakes 41.0s, 2 Aaron Hunt 48.3s pb; 1500m - 2 Will Tucker 4m 50.4s, 1 Ethan Richards-Cole 4m 57.5s; hammer - 1 Ethan Richards-Cole 14.42m pb, 1 Sean Nel 11.36m pb; long jump - 1 Sam Cartwright 5.45m pb, 1 Izaac Brown 4.35m pb; discus - 3 Will Tucker 13.38m pb, 3 Aaron Hunt 8.69m; shot - 2 Oliver Jakes 7.84m pb, 2 George Hatton 3.52m pb; javelin - 3 Ethan Richards-Cole 26.65m, 1 Will Tucker 18.14m pb; high jump - 3 Lewis Davey 1.45m, 1 Izaac Brown 1.40m pb; 4x100m relay - 1 Grantham AC 50.6s cr; 4x300m relay - 3 Grantham AC 3m 17.0s.

l Grantham Athletic Club train at The Meres sports stadium on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7pm (6pm Wednesday for under-11s).