Club athletes go out with a bang

PUBLISHED: 14:21 21 September 2007 | UPDATED: 23:03 28 May 2010

Bethan Saunders

Bethan Saunders

IT WAS a great end to the season for Peterborough Athletics Club, who picked up no fewer than four trophies from the East Anglian League finals on Sunday. The club were crowned overall league winners at the event at Bury St Edmunds and there were more suc

Dan Tinkler

IT WAS a great end to the season for Peterborough Athletics Club, who picked up no fewer than four trophies from the East Anglian League finals on Sunday.

The club were crowned overall league winners at the event at Bury St Edmunds and there were more successes to cheer.

The under-13 girls won the league and went agonisingly close to picking up a second trophy when they finished just two points away from victory in the final.

However, the under-13 boys achieved the double by winning the league and the finals.

Team manager David Bays said: "It is a fantastic achievement for the club and shows just how much strength in depth we have in the squad.

"There is real athletics talent in the Fenland area and they have contributed to a marvellous team effort."

The Whittlesey athletes were led by Bethan Saunders, who came away with second places in the under-17 300m and 800m.

Charlotte Kenny finished fourth in the under-17 1,500m and also turned her hand at the hurdles to clinch third place and gain points for the team.

In the under-15 age group, Laura Arnold ran to a fine second in the 800m and Gemma Bays threw a personal best 6.06m in the shot.

Amber Kenny was also busy in the field and picked up fifth and seventh places in the under-13 shot and discus competitions.

Peter Godly jumped a personal best 9m to finish fourth in the under-15 triple jump. He then followed it up with a fourth place in the high jump and sixth in the hurdles.

Two throws of 11.87m and 11.49m gave Tom Paddock fourth and seventh place finishes in the under-15 hammer and discus events.

Wisbech's Sharna Emanuel faced strong opposition in the sprints but ran to third and seventh place in the under-17 100m and 200m.

Thorney athlete Jenny Cade is competing in her first year at senior level but produced the goods in the discus to throw 28.44m and finish second. Jenny also finished sixth and seventh in the shot and javelin.

March trio Stephen Lattimore, Nicholas Stone and Richard Stone produced a string of encouraging results.

Richard threw 28.71m to finish third in the under-17 hammer while Nicholas also earned third place in the under-15 1,500m. Nicholas also competed in the long jump and finished sixth.

Stephen Lattimore ran 69.70s in the under-15 400m and finished fifth.

March field starlets, the Tinkler brothers were in imperious form once again and achieved no fewer than nine podium places between them.

In the under-17s, Martin threw 14.70m and 40.65m to win the shot and discus. A throw of 41.89m clinched second place in the javelin.

Roger earned valuable points in the under-17 field events with three third places in the B String shot, javelin and discus.

And at senior level, Dan won the shot with 14.27m and the javelin with 45.51m. He also earned second place in the discus with a throw of 38.14m and finished fifth in the hammer with 27.22m.

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