Bourne athletes enjoy golden day at championships

Jenna Mohan being presented with her javelin trophy by Beryl Clay
Jenna Mohan being presented with her javelin trophy by Beryl Clay
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Bourne athletes were among the gold medal winners with exceptional performances at last weekend’s Lincolnshire County Championship.

Among the winners at the Grantham meeting was Jasmine Allen who became a double county champion.

The Nene Valley Harriers sprinter won the U13 100m and 200m with personal best times in both races - 13.9s for and 28.7s for the two events. She also collected silver in the long jump with another PB of 4.06m. Close behind Jasmine in the 100m was Emily Kilroy in runners-up spot.

Jasmine was one of several Bourne Grammar athletes representing Nene Valley Harriers, with many more crowned champions.

In her first competition of the season, Jenna Mohan threw a personal best of 34.67m in the opening round of the javelin to break the Nene Valley club record.

Mohan was awarded the Margaret Fitzgibbon Trophy for the best javelin performance at the championships and took second spot in the shot.

Other Bourne athletes taking part in various age groups included: Will Baker, Luke Taylor (silver, javelin), Nathanial Taylor (gold, long jump; silver, 800m and 1,500m), Tom Maker (silver, long jump), Billy Mugnier (gold, 1,500 and 3,000m), Matt Hudson (gold, long jump; silver triple jump), Emily Brand (bronze, 1,500m and 3,000m, Ben McCormick (gold, hammer), James McCrae (gold, 800m), Emma Hornsby (gold, high jump and long jump; bronze, 80m Hurdles), Beth Denial (gold, high and long jump; bronze, 200m), Alice Callcut (silver, 800m; bronze, javelin), Lucas Fidler (silver, 200m and 300m), and Nathan Denial with a brace of bronzes.

l Thurlby’s Robert Mohan, competing for Enfield and Haringey, won his ninth consecutive county shot put title.

Mohan missed most of last season due to a shoulder operation and has only been throwing for a few weeks. He threw a season’s best of 16.22m at Loughborough a week earlier but is still rusty technically.

He was awarded the Lincoln City and Colleges Trophy for the most outstanding performance at the Championships.

l Alex Hampson has received the Tommy Clay Trophy which is awarded to the most outstanding all round Lincolnshire born U15 boy.

The award was made following Alex’s performance at the English Athletics Championships where he won bronze in the 1,500m with a club record 4m09.51s.

He has also won the South of England Cross Country and taken fifth place in the National Cross Country at Sunderland this year.