Boston and the District Athletic Club keep their title hopes alive with second place
Representatives from Boston and the District Athletic Club cemented their second place finish in the East 1S of the North of England League in Game 3 of the series at Newark.
The game was originally scheduled in Boston but had to be moved to Newark when the Tommy Clay track was not up to standard for a championship game.
In sweltering conditions, the ‘Gold Tops’ produced a splendid team performance to finish with 453 points, just nine behind league leaders Lincoln Wellington AC.
With just one game remaining, Boston and District AC will want to pressure Lincoln, Derby and Chesterfield with a final push for the 2022 League title.
The “Gold Tops” achieved four first places in competition A and maximum points in three events. Oliver Simmonds matched his personal best performance in the high jump, clearing 1.85m for a comprehensive victory.
Oliver added extra points in the difficult 110m hurdles when he crossed the finish line second in 18.9 seconds and contributed even more points with a 9.99m triple jump, which secured the second place in class B.
Louise Hirst took a complete victory in the women’s triple jump. After finishing fifth at the English Schools Championships two days earlier, Louise continued her consistent good form as she clocked 10.76m for a 20cm advantage over her closest rival.
In her final year as an under-17 athlete and developing consistency in a range of events, Louise also finished third in the long jump with a clearance of 5.02m. She claimed the same position in the 400 meter race, clocking 70.6 seconds.
Frances Nuttell was unchallenged in the 100m hurdles event, finishing with a time of 19.4 seconds.
Hannah Hardwick took first place points in the 400m hurdles, clocking 82.6 seconds and placed fifth. in 100 meters in sixth with 14.2 seconds.