Lincolnshire Track and Field League 2016 – Match 1 (by Sean Topham)

Louth Athletic Club was represented by a squad of 16 athletes at the opening meeting of the Lincolnshire Athletic Association Track and Field League 2016.
Last year’s opening match had to abandoned early due to stormy weather but conditions this year were perfect.
Declan Templeton scored an early victory for Louth with a storming run in the under-11 boys’ 600m race.
He took the lead early and finished in 2:00.3, more than eight seconds of the second placed runner.
Arthur Topham also ran well in his first outing on the track to finish fourth in 2:24.3.
Declan had two other podium finishes coming third in the under 11 boys’ 80m and long jump events.
In the under 13 girls’ events, Freya Plaskitt ran hard to take the win at the finish line in the 800m in 3:01.3 and Bethany Ardern was third in the 100m in 15.8.
There were several second place finishes in the under 15 girls’ events with Evie Odlin taking silver in the 100m (14.4) and 800m (2:38.8), Hannah Reid in the 3,000m (11:46.0) and Beatrice Spendlove in the high jump (1.05m).
Ellie Odlin also put in a good performance in the 800m to finish fourth in 2:55.4.
Natalie Stainton competed in five events in the under 20 women’s age group, winning the javelin with a throw of 23.25m and finishing second in the 100m hurdles (18.5) and high jump (1.30m).
Kerry Stainton running in the veteran women’s age group enjoyed three wins in the 800m (2:49.7), 1,500m (5:41.6) and 3,000m (12:11.4).
There were third places for Matthew Spendlove in the under 13 boys’ 800m (3:07.8) and long jump (3.04m) plus wins for Lucas George Jones in the 1,500m (5:20.3) and 75m hurdles (16.6).
Caleb Stephenson, Toby Alexander and Jevon George Jones all enjoyed wins and podium place finishes in the under 15 boys’ age group.
Toby won the javelin with a throw of 22.98m, was second in the high jump (1.25m) and third in the 100m (14.0) while Jevon won the 3,000m in 10:52.4.
Caleb won the long jump with 4.58m, the 800m in 2:32.5 and was second in the 100m in 13.7.
Robert Johnstone won the under 17 men’s high jump (1.50m) and was third in the 200m (26.7).
Many thanks to Boston and District Athletic Club for staging the event at the town’s Princess Royal Sports Arena.
Full results at www.bostonanddistrictac.com.
The next league match takes place on 24 April at Grantham.
* Louth AC has members of all abilities from the occasional jogger to the competing athlete.
New members and volunteers welcome, just pop along to a training evening – visit www.louth-ac.org.uk for more details or follow us on Facebook.
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