Athletes lift club to pole position
FENLAND athletes were once again instrumental in guiding Peterborough Athletics Club to a fine victory. The club topped the list in the Eastern Young Athletes League meeting at St Ives at the weekend, and there were many eye-catching performances on track
FENLAND athletes were once again instrumental in guiding Peterborough Athletics Club to a fine victory.
The club topped the list in the Eastern Young Athletes League meeting at St Ives at the weekend, and there were many eye-catching performances on track and field.
Whittlesey's Bethan Saunders ran a personal best of 2:28.1 and finished second in the under-17 800m A race, beating her early-season times by six seconds.
Fellow Whittlesey athlete Amber Kenny set a personal best of 5.77m to finish second in the under-13 shot A category. She also finished fourth in the under-13 discus with a throw of 9.1m.
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Maiya Greenwood, also from Whittlesey, stepped down in distance from her usual 1,500m and ran extremely well to finish third in the under-13 800m B with a time of 3:00.1. Maiya then took to the field and finished second in the high jump.
Gemma Bays had a busy meeting and boosted the Peterborough points tally with excellent results.
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Gemma, from Whittlesey, ran 47.6s to finish second in the under-15 300m B. A third place leap of 4.44m in the long jump A was followed by a personal best throw of 5.83m and fourth place in the shot A competition.
And Whittlesey athletes continued to feature.
Laura Arnold set a personal best in the under-15 300m A when she ran 47.0 and finished fourth. Laura then ran 2:35.5 to finish fifth in the 800m A.
Charlotte Kenny produced a great performance to win the under-17 1,500m B race in a time of 6:04.1 and Peter Godly won the under-15 80m hurdles B race with a fine run of 15.4s.
Peter went on to further success when he finished third in the javelin B category with 20.3m and cleared 1.3m in the high jump B competition.
Sharon Knowles, of Pondersbridge, had a busy day and set a personal best of 4.42m in the under-17 long jump. Sharon came fourth in the shot B category with a throw of 4.79m and also finished fourth after running 49.6 in the 300m A.
March middle distance runner Nicholas Stone has really hit form in recent meetings and smashed his personal best in the 1,500m.
And in St Ives, the Neale-Wade student set a personal best of 4:54.8 to cross the line in fifth in the under-15 1,500m A race. This performance is good enough to earn Nicholas an AA Grade Four in his age group.
Selected results - Maiya Greenwood: under-13 800m B - 3.00.1 (3rd); high jump -1.0m (2nd). Amber Kenny: under-13 shot A - 5.77m (pb) (2nd); discus - 9.1m (4th). Gemma Bays: under-15 shot A - 5.83m (pb) (4th); long jump A - 4.44m (3rd); 300m B - 47.6 (2nd). Laura Arnold: under-15 800m A - 2.35.5 (5th); 300m A - 47.0 (pb) (4th). Bethan Saunders: under-17 800m A - 2.28.1 (pb) (2nd). Charlotte Kenny: under-17 1500m B - 6.04.1 (1st). Sharon Knowles: under-17 300m A - 49.6 (4th); shot B - 4.79m (4th); long jump - 4.42m (pb). Peter Godly: under-15 80m hurdles B - 15.4 (1st); javelin B - 20.3m (3rd). Nicholas Stone: 1500m A - 4.54.8 (pb) (5th).