ATHLETICS: Weather halts Lincs competition at Grantham stadium

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The early start to the Lincolnshire Track and Field season brought drama as after only three hours of competition at The Meres sports stadium, worsening weather conditions forced officials to abandon the event.

The high winds, which always seem to be worse at the stadium, caused the high jump bed to lift up in the air.

It was just as bad in the throwing cage, where the wind was forcing the gates to close. The track faired no better with flooding causing the hurdle races to be stopped.

In the three hours of competition, Grantham Athletic Club members achieved 17 first places.

Results: under-11 boys, javelin - 1 Danny Yates 24.33m.

Under-11 girls, long jump - 2 Christie Horton 2.75m.

Under-13 girls, long jump - 1 Angela Halton 4.59m, 3 Helen Braybrook 3.22m; 1500m - 1 Helen Braybrook 5min 19.5sec; 70m hurdles - 1 Helena Proctor 13.5; 4x100m relay - 1 Grantham AC 1:03.5.

Under-13 boys, 1500m - 1 Rory Rodell 5:14, 4 Ewan Rodell 5:25; 4x100m relay - 1 Grantham AC 1:02.4.

Under-15 girls, 75m hurdles - 2 Frances Sheard 14.1; high jump - 1 Frances Sheard 1.30m; long jump - 2 Frances Sheard 3.95m, 5 Jessica Oates 3.81m.

Under-15 boys, 1500m - 1 George Hatton 5:20.2; javelin - 2 Charlie Featherstone 23.45m; 4x100m relay - 1 Grantham AC 54.7.

Under-17 girls, 300m - 1 Kim Newell 50.65; long jump - 1 Hannah Payne 4.35m; triple jump - 1 Hannah Payne 8.62m, 2 Amy Newell 7.26m; shot - 1 Abbie Byron 8.27m, 2 Amy Newell 5.28m; 4x100m relay - 1 Grantham AC 58.5.

Under-17 boys, shot - 2 Oliver Penton-Voak 9.30m, 5 Robert Hodgkinson 7.96m; 4x100m relay - 1 Grantham 54.7.

Under-20 men, 1500m - 1 Josh Lord 4:45.3; javelin - 1 Josh Brown 41.70m, 2 Ryan Carley 38.97m; high jump - 1 Ryan Carley 1.60m.

Senior men, discus - 1 Phil Garner 31.39m, 2 Chris Bainbridge 28.06m; 1500m - 4 Mark Tucker 6:20.2, 5 Andrew Broom 6:21.2; triple jump - 1 Michael Burr 11.82m; high jump - 1 Michael Burr 1.70m; javelin - 1 Hayden Richards 44.82m, 2 Phil Garner 30.80m, 3 Chris Bainbridge 29.72m.

Senior women, shot - 1 Helen Gilbert 9.12m, 2 Judith Jagger 8.37m, 3 Laura Evans 6.20m.

Pictured from left, back – Kim Newell, Saskia Hunt, Amy Hunt, Jessica Oates and Frances Sheard; third row – Hannah Payne, Gabby Lord and Ruth Payne; second row – Flo Ireland, Sam Cartwright, Owen Penton-Voak, Joe Baumber and Rhys Potter; front – Jordan Stokes.

l It’s been just over a year coming but Grantham AC’s Chris Hunt knocked 12 seconds of his Parkrun personal best at Peterborough on Saturday.

Results: Peterborough – 94 Chris Hunt 24:46; Newark – 11 Keith Measures 23:37, 38 Richard Hall 25:51, 134 Dona Hall 38:22.