Bourne Town Harriers showed excellent form on the opening day of the track and field season on Sunday.
A team of 16 juniors and seniors - slightly depleted due to hockey, football, rugby and netball leagues over-running their seasons – competed at Grantham and gained a number of podium positions.
Alfie Bennett was Bourne’s sole representative in the U11 category running the 600m in 2m19s9, and throwing the cricket ball 22m09.
Alex Stubley (U13 girls) in her first track and field competition ran in the 200m (37.4s) and threw the discus (10.26m) and shot (4.69m) for the first time.
Callum Scane, Oliver Smith, Daniel Lawrance and Ethan Ellison represented the U13 boys and took second place in the 4x200m relay behind Grantham.
Notable performances included Oliver’s time of 5.09.4 for second place in the 1,500m and a competitive debut of 1.20m in the high jump. Callum ran the 100m (15.9s), 200m (33.2s) and threw the shot (5.80m). Oliver clocked 32.8s in the 200m, Daniel 6m19 in the 1,500m and recorded a 5.01m best in the shot. Ethan ran the 800m in 2.59.3.
There were great performances from all the U15 girls. Megan Ellison cruised to victory in the 800m with a tmie of 2m39m2, and Zoe Chamberlain, Alanis Bell and Ffion Simpson all equalled their personal bests in the 100m (14.6, 14.7 and 14.8 respectively).
Molly Bennett ran in her first 3,000m - a gruelling seven and a half lap race - taking third in 13m10. Evie Smith completed the U15 team, running in the 200m to gain the same time as Zoe Chamberlain 31.3 in another personal best. Alanis, Zoe, Evie and Ffion twere third in the 4x200m in a time of 2m05.3.
Other results for the girls included: Megan - Triple jump (7.04m); Zoe - Long jump (3m70); Alanis - Long jump (3m95); Ffion - Long jump (3m76) and Shot (6m59); Evie - Javelin (8m94).
Sam Hare flew the flag for the U15 boys and gained a personal best in the high jump (1m35). He also took part in the long jump (3m09) and the 100m (15.2 secs).
Eve Hilliam-Cooke, U17, threw the hammer (19m00), Javelin (15.51) and the shot (7m10) for an excellent start to her season.
Veterans at the meeting included Louise Bradley, Lisa Richardson, Mick Howells and Mike Scane competing in a vast array of events with Mick winning each of his events - 200m (31.5), 400m (68.1) and 800m (2.41).
On her competitive debut, Louise recorded 400m (86.0), Discus (18.23) and shot (6.51). Mike jumped his way through the competition in triple (9m29) and long (4m49), and Lisa returned from injury to set a personal best in the 100m (15.0). She also competed in discus (21.28), hammer (18.33) and shot (7m99).
The next competition is to be held at Yarborough Sports Centre in Lincoln on May 19.
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