ATHLETICS: Grantham athletes represent county

Athletics.
Athletics.

Sixteen athletes from Grantham AC were selected to represent Lincolnshire in the under-13 and under-15 Seven Counties match at Hull last Saturday – the highest from any one club in the county.

Personal best performances were achieved by under-13s Amy Hunt in the 200m, Angela Halton in long jump, and Gareth Lee in 75m hurdles.

In the under-15 age group, PBs were recorded by Morgan Holmes in the discus, William Tucker and Ethan Richards-Cole in 1500m, and Aaron Hunt in 800m. Seven of the Grantham athletes will be in the same age group again next year.

Amy Hunt produced an outstanding peerformance of 26.4sec to win the under-13 girls 200m, placing her top of the UK rankings.

In her first season of athletics, Amy is ranked third in the UK at 100m and fifth in the 150m, and has set county records in all those events.

Results: under-13 girls, 100m - 3A Amy Hunt 13.0s; 200m - 1A Amy Hunt 26.4s pb; 70m hurdles - 5B Frances Sheard 13.2s; 800m - 6A Helen Braybrook 2m 37.3s; long jump - 4A Angela Halton 4.22m pb.

Under-15 girls, 100m - 3B Abbie Byron 13.6s; 1500m - 5B Saskia Hunt 5m 55.9s; 75m hurdles - 7A Francesca Wilson 12.8s; long jump - 7A Hannah Sharp 4.42m; discus - 5A Morgan Holmes 19.89m pb; shot - 6A Abbie Byron 7.67m, 7B Morgan Holmes 5.69m.

Under-13 boys, 100m - 7A Gareth Lee 14.0s; 200m - 7A Gareth Lee 29.3s; 75m hurdles - 5A Gareth Lee 14.3s pb.

Under-15 boys, 100m - 4A Sam Cartwright 12.0s; 200m - 4B Sam Cartwright 25.5s; 300m - 6A Oliver Jakes 40.9s; 800m - 3A Oliver Jakes 2m 11.3s, 6B Aaron Hunt 2m 24.7s pb; 1500m - 6A William Tucker 4m 41.1s pb, 5B 4m 46.5s pb; 80m hurdles - 7A Lewis Davey 13.8s; high jump - 7A Lewis Davey 1.45m; javelin - 4B Ethan Richards-Cole 29.15m.