SCHOOLS ATHLETICS: Bourne blitz as Grammar grab titles

Bourne Grammar School teams won an impressive three of the four age group competitions in the first round of the English Schools Track and Field Cup Competition held at Boston’s Tommy Clay track.

Grammar representatives finished first in the junior girls , junior boys and intermediate boys competitions – and also added a second position in the intermediate girls section.

The intermediate boys’ squad of year nine and ten athletes finished with a magnificent lead of 51 points over their nearest rivals.

They amassed a whopping total of 405 points at the end of the exciting programme of 13 individual track and field events.

Most productive was Jordan Bull, who contributed 37 points from outings in the 300m (43.8 secs) and the triple jump (10.74m).

Also on-song was Jamie Horne, who earned 24 points from his high jump clearance of 1.74m.

They also secured a comprehensive 56-point victory in the junior girls’ age group.

Ffion Simpson made a magnificent contribution, harvesting 42 points from the 75m hurdles (13.3 secs) and the long jump (4.30m).

The junior boys’ team were pushed hard by their Spalding and Boston rivals but secured sufficient points to progress to one of next month’s regional finals.

In this competition, Nathan Jackson was outstanding – amassing an impressive 43 points from his two allotted events.

In the 100m he recorded 13.2 secs for 18 points and then added 25 points through a hammer throw measuring 33.15m.

Most productive for the second-placed intermediate girls’ team was Bethany Denial, who achieved a total of 35 points.

She starred in the 300m run, clocking 48.3 secs (16pts) , and made a clearance of 1.44m (19pts) in the high jump.