Grantham Athletic Club members perform well in final track and field events

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Grantham AC athletes performed well in the final events of the track and field season.

Representing Lincolnshire in the under-13/under-15 Inter-County match at Derby, Lewis Davey produced three personal best performances in winning the under-13 boys’ high jump (1.60m), long jump (4.84m) and 75m hurdles (13.0sec).

His high jump placed him joint first in the UK rankings, and his high jump and hurdles results were also club records.

James Hall recorded 12.6sec and 25.8sec respectively in the under-15 boys’ 100m and 200m.

GAC under-15 girls’ results were: 75m hurdles – Hannah Payne 13.8sec; long jump – Hannah Payne 4.33m; javelin – Ruth Payne 17.84m, Amy Newell 10.58m.

l Lewis Davey finished fifth overall in the East of England Combined Events Championships triathlon at Peterborough with 68 points – a club record.

Results: 800m – 2m 22.36sec cr, high jump – 1.50m, discus – 13.51m.

l Under-17 Joshua Brown finished eighth out of 46 competitors at the English Schools Combined Events Final at Birmingham.

Scoring 4,795 points in the octathlon, he achieved PBs in 100 hurldes and high jump.

Results: long jump – 5.72m, discus – 31.61m, javelin – 44.90m, 400m – 52.58sec, 100m hurdles – 13.9sec, high jump – 1.85m, 1500m – 4min 59.70sec.

l Five GAC members are now ranked in the UK rankings top 50:

U20 women, Naomi Collier – 800m – 45th 2min 16.63sec; U17 women, Zoe Lucas – 80m hurdles – 10th 11.65sec; U13 boys, Lewis Davey – high jump – =1st 1.60m, long jump – 30th 4.84m, 75m hurdles – 44th 13.0sec; U17 men, Oliver Williams – long jump – 34th 6.35m; U17 men, Joshua Brown – 100m hurdles – 30th 13.9sec, 400m hurdles – 5th 54.93sec, high jump – 34th 1.85m, javelin – 29th 49.80m, octathlon – 7th 4,863pt.