Strong shows from South Holland contingent at latest Boston and District Athletics Club meet

South Holland athletes impressed for Boston and District Athletics Club at the sixth round of the Tommy Clay Track and Field Development Competitions on Friday evening.

The athletes had to contend with a strong head wind along the finishing straight and contested a range of track and field events for all age groups from under-9 up to seniors.

Seven local youngsters featured at The Tommy Clay Track. In the Under-15 girls’ section, Megan Reid battled well against the head wind to finish third in the 100m in 15.9secs.

With the wind at their backs, the long jumpers performed well and Reid cleared 3.88m to claim fourth place.

She added a further third position in the shot with a putt measuring 6.13m.

At under-13 boys’ level, Hayden Quantrill picked a trio of second positions – finishing runner-up in 150m (26.3secs), long jump (3.31m) and shot (3.92m).

Isabelle Reid then won two under-11 girls’ events, including setting a new personal best (PB) in the long jump when she cleared 3.10m.

She also ran first across the line in the 80m sprint in 15.6secs and was second in the under-11 boys’ and girls’ ball throw – achieving a distance of 12.53m.

Jack Clark-Atkins also revelled in the back wind conditions for the long jump, leaping to victory with 3.79m.

He also won the ball throw with an impressive 28.14m took top spot in the 80m sprint in a time of 13.6secs.

At under-9 level, Noel Donnelly-Coles was second in the 80m in 15.5secs, third in long jump (2.34m) and fifth in the 150m (32.0secs).

Meanwhile, Devan Quantrill secured two victories – winning the 80m in 15.4 secs and the 150m in 29.9secs.

A leap of 2.27m in the long jump was also good enough for fourth position.

Mia Clark-Atkins was also on-song, winning the under-9 girls’ ball throw with 9.74m, finishing fifth in the 150m (35.7secs) and sixth in long jump.

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