ATHLETICS: Grantham AC members put in solid performances

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A group of nine dedicated Grantham AC athletes took on the might of five other teams in Derby in the third Upper Age Youth Development League.

All the athletes put in great performances, with various personal bests achieved, and the team finished fifth overall against much larger squads.

There were first places for Amy Newell in the pole vault, Abbie Byron in the 300m hurdles and 300m, Eve Jacobs in high jump, and Ryan Carley in the javelin.

Eve was second in the long jump, Ryan at high jump, Florence Ireland at long jump and third in javelin, Hannah Payne was second in long jump and triple jump and third in shot, Ruth Payne was second in hammer and third in javelin, with Gabbie Lord second in the hammer.

Jordan Stokes competed in 100m and 200m and gained two very credible fourth places, despite being injured.

The final Upper Age YDL meeting of the season is at Stoke on July 26 when the challenge will be on to wrestle back fourth place from the East Notts combined team.