Athletes finally back on the track

South Holland athletes were back on the track on Friday night as they competed in the first round of the Turnbull Tommy Clay Track and Field Development Series.

No less then 49 athletes in total were in action at the Boston and District Athletics Club event at The Tommy Clay Track, which adhered to strict COVID-19 protocols.

Indeed, the meeting was the first of its kind for the club since way back in 2019 due to the pandemic.

One of the stars of the night was Megan Reid, who won the under-17 women’s long jump (4.10m), clocked 15.8secs for second place in the 100m and achieved 6.17m in shot.

In the under-15 boys’ group Haden Quantrill won the long jump (3.86m), ran 14.7 secs for the 100m and threw 6.36m in shot.

At under-13 level Jack Clark-Atkins achieved three first places in the 100m (15.1 secs), long jump (4.15m) and a shot putt (5.58m).

In the under-13 girls category Issy Reid won the long jump (3.43m) and laid down an early season marker in both shot and the 100m.

Meanwhile, Devan Quantrill and Noah Donnelly-Coles competed in the under-13 boys’ section
Devan Quantrill recorded 12.4 secs and 12.6secs for second in his two 75m races and cleared 1.30m in standing long jump – a distance matched by Donnelly-Coles.

He also clocked 13.4secs in the sprint.

Elsewhere, Mia Clark-Atkins cleared 1.46m in the under-11 girls’ jump and recorded 14.0 secs in the first of her two 75m sprint races.

Down in the under-9 age group Flynn Donnelly-Coles managed 10.6secs twice in his 50m sprints and threw 8.92m in the ball throw.

At the other end of the age range in the veteran men’s shot putt, Colin Pattison started his new season with a putt measuring 6.34m.

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