ATHLETICS: Grantham AC youths impress despite low turnout

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Grantham Athletic Club under-17s and under-20s competed at the Youth Development League Upper Age Group meeting at The Meres on Sunday.

Despite a poor turnout of Grantham athletes due to other commitments, there were nevertheless some excellent performances which earned them six first places and 13 personal bests from the 27 events entered.

Mu20 100m - 4th Jordan Stokes 11.5; Mu20 200m - 4th Jordan Stokes 23.5; Mu20 Discus Throw - 1st Owen Penton-Voak 32.11 PB; Mu20 Hammer - 3rd Owen Penton-Voak 30.78; Mu20 Javelin Throw - 3rd Owen Penton-Voak 31.72; Mu20 Shot Putt - 4th Owen Penton-Voak 8.11.

Mu17 100m - 2nd Praise Olalere 11.4 PB; Mu17 200m - 4th Praise Olalere 24.2 PB; Mu17 800m - 6th George Hatton 2.24.6 PB; Mu17 1500m - A 2nd William Tucker 4.22.5 PB, Mu17 1500m B - 1st Joshua Gudgeon 4.58.0 PB; Mu17 3,000m A - 1st Aaron Hunt 9.38.5 PB; Mu17 Discus Throw A - 4th William Tucker 18.90, Mu17 Discus Throw B 3rd George Hatton 9.83; Mu17 Hammer Throw - 4th Aaron Hunt 8.98 PB.

Wu20 400m - 3rd Kim Newell 74.5 PB; Wu20 1500m A - 2nd Kim Newell 5.59.1, Wu20 1500m B - 1st Amy Newell 6.47.4 PB; Wu20 3,000m - 1st Holly Youles 13.14.3 PB; Wu20 Discus Throw - 4th Amy Newell 17.06; Wu20 Javelin Throw - 5th Kim Newell 11.22; Wu20 Pole Vault - 1st Amy Newell 2.30 PB.

Wu17 100m - 3rd Abbie Byron 13.0; Wu17 200m - 2nd Abbie Byron 26.9; Wu17 300m - 4th Saskia Hunt 56.5 PB; Wu17 1500m - 4th Saskia Hunt 6.00.2; Wu17 Shot Putt - 5th Abbie Byron 8.53.