BOURNE Town Harriers held their annual junior members track and field tournament at Bourne Grammar School on Saturday.
The event, rescheduled from a rain-abandoned date in July, featured the 100m, 1,500m, long jump, shot putt and discus with trophies up for grabs on a regular and handicap basis to allow all ages a chance of winning.
To mark Olympic year gold, silver and bronze medals were also awarded to the best boy and girl at each event and one of the organisers, Richard Lomas Brown hopes that the recent Olympics will generate a fresh influx of new athletes.
“The weather has hampered the impact it might have had but hopefully in the next few weeks we shall see an uplift in numbers,” he said.
Topping the medal table at the end of the meeting was Chloe Prentice with five gold and one silver medal, ahead of Ben Jagger with four golds and one silver, and Callum Scane with three golds and five silvers.
Winners were: Long jump handicap, Billie Coster; 1,500m handicap Ethan Ellison, Track handicap, Megan Ellison and Ethan Ellison; field handicap, Chloe Prentice and Callum Scane; Track scratch, Megan Ellison and Callum Scane; Field scratch, Chloe Prentice and Ben Jagger.
Event gold medals also went to: Evie Smith (long jump), Chloe Prentice (shot, discuss, 100m), Megan Ellison (1,00m), Ben Jagger (long jump, shot, discuss), Callum Scane (100m), Oliver Smith (1,500m).
A further 36 silver and bronze medals were awarded to athletes including Izzy Harriss, Billie Coster, Evie Smith, Polly Luscombe, Amy Parker, Molly Bennett, Chloe Prentice, Oliver Smith, Callum Scane, Daniel Lawrance, Ben Jagger, Ethan Ellison and Matthew Baker.
The club’s main training session is on Tuesdays from 6.30pm, with junior training on Fridays from 6pm to 7pm. Full details are available at www.bournetownharriers.org.