Stamford siblings take county titles at Lincolnshire champs
Nene Valley’s Lincolnshire based track and field stars had a day to remember at Grantham on Sunday, winning medals galore in the County Championship.
The Hughes siblings proved unbeatable with William winning the under 17 100m and 200m sprint double, an achievement matched by sister Lilly in the under 20 events.
Charles Hughes took golds in the discus and javelin with throws of 23.95 and 11.09m
The Ellison’s were another family to enjoy a golden day with Ethan winning the under 15 1500m in a PB time of 4:47.3. Megan Ellison took first place in the under 17 800m, running a lonely race as she took a clear lead early on.
Theo Briston picked up medals of each colour winning the under 13 100m, finishing runner up in the 200m and taking long jump bronze. Again it was a family affair as Ryley Briston sprinted to gold in the under 15 100m
Kate Wright enjoyed a golden sprint double with victories in the under 20 100 and 200m and Niam Payne won the 1,500 in the same age group with a 4.20.3 clocking.
Luke Taylor took gold in the under 17 javelin, with his mother Philippa winning the veterans 1500m. The under 15 100m bronze went to Luke Harrison.
Millie Weller and Niamh Rushton won gold and bronze respectively in the under 13 high jump, with Weller taking silver in the high jump while Rushton claimed 200m bronze.
Sprinter Emily Davis won under 15 200m silver and Hana Ray took the 800m bronze.
Roseanna Clark threw 7.75m for gold in the under 15 shot while Eleanor Smith won Javelin Silver.
At under 17 level Jasmine Allen collected long jump gold and 200m bronze. Paula Naylor took bronze in the 800m. Rosie Fresen won pole vault gold. Under 20 Jennifer Smith was a silver medal winner in the 200 and 400m and Bethany Denial won silver’s in the high jump and long jump.
Emily Maltby had a day to remember with first place in the senior ladies 100m and long jump and Becki Hall achieved a notable discus and shot double.
A small but dedicated team of junior Bourne Town Harrier athletes were also competing in the championships and all from the club came away as county champions, podium finishers or with personal best performances.
In the U13 girls age group, Grace Tidman was fourth in the 100m, an unfamiliar event for her, finishing in a time of 15.4 seconds. She also finished second in both the 200m and the 800m in 31.8 seconds and 2:50.5 respectively.
Ellie Peel became county champion in the discus with a throw of 10.54 metres. She was also eighth in the 100m and seventh in the 200m.
The girls U15 group performed admirably. Sophie Brittain became county champion in the javelin with an impressive throw of 23.31 metres.
Molly Peel was third in the discus with a throw of 9.26m, second in the 1,500m in a personal best time of 5:07.6 and seventh in the long jump.
Elin James was second in the 3000m in a personal best time of 11:12.08, send in the shot with a throw of 6.34m and four in the long jump.
Amber Coles was four in a time of 29 seconds. She was also third in the long jump subject to confirmation by the organisers.
Abi Cooper was the sole competitor in the women’s U17 category. Despite this she became county champion in the 1,500m finishing in a time of 6:20 and second in the 3000m in a time of 13:56.
In the boys U13 category Connor Ely was fifth in the 100m in a time of 16.1 seconds and four in the 800m. He kept his best performance to last in winning the shot put with a throw of 4.81m.
Charlie Merricks, despite a fall was second in the 75m hurdles finishing in a very good time of 18.2 seconds. He was also fifth in the long jump with a leap of 3.76m and sixth in the 800m breaking the three minute barrier in 2:56.4.