RISING STAR: Donovan Capes shows off his performance of the championships award.

Top award for Nene Valley’s Donovan after throwing a championship best in double win

Donovan Capes stole the show with a stellar performance as a squad of 26 athletes attended the Lincolnshire County Championships at Grantham on Saturday.

Capes – who is the grandson of South Holland legend Geoff Capes – was awarded the trophy for the performance of the championships.

The Nene Valley Harriers youngster threw the discus a massive 29.55m to not only set a club record but also a championship best performance in the under-13 category on what was a tough day for competition weather-wise.

The talented Capes added to his massive performance in the discus with a winning shot putt effort, too.

And, despite winning the double gold, he showed incredible hunger by going home disappointed that he had not thrown over 30m in the discus or 10m in the shot.

Great things are expected of him by all within the club.

Elsewhere, Nene Valley’s two sprinters both recorded big wins.

Under-15 ace William Kong started by winning his 100m by approximately 15 metres and followed that by leading the 200m from the gun and storming to more than 25m ahead of his nearest rival.

Spalding ace William Hughes attempted to emulate this in the under-17 version of the same event, but was restricted by club mate James Marsh in both events. Kong also added to his two golds with a silver in the shot putt.

Jasmine Allen recorded a double gold in the under-17 ladies’ 100m and long jump, while Katie Marsh won both the 70m hurdles and long jump in the under-13 age group.

Not to be outdone, Roseanna Clark produced double gold in the under-15 girls discus and shot putt.

Katie Callcut won the full set of awards in the long jump, 100m and 200m respectively.

Team-mate Niamh Rushton – who had previously not made a final before – stormed through the wind to take gold in the under-15 girls’ 200m, while Arabella Allen replicated her older sisters performances by making the under-13 girls’ 100m final and running an identical time.

Having seen the under-17 Nene Valley men dominate the short sprints, Archie Rainbow and Dan Lawrence bossed the 800m by taking the first two positions.

Rainbow ran well up against older age groups in the same race and was only beaten by a senior man.

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