ATHLETICS: Grammar school’s dominant display

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BUOYANT Bourne Grammar School won all four age group matches at the English Schools Athletic Association track and field cup competition at Boston last week.

The quartet of Grammar teams will now progress to North Midlands regional finals, with those qualifying for the ‘A’ final competing for a place in the 2011 English Schools track and field cup final.

They were totally dominant at the the Tommy Clay track competition, where individual performances scored points for the team, according to the ESAA scoring tables.

The intermediate girls team of 12 year nine and ten athletes scored 307 points, giving them a 12 point winning margin over second-placed Stamford High School.

Highest points scorer was Jenna Mohan with 36 points, earned through a 100m time of 14.3secs and a shot putt of 9.08m.

A total of 390 points was amassed by the 14-strong inter boys team gave them a comfortable 55 point victory. James West was on dazzling form to earn 24 points in the 80m hurdles with a rapid time of 12.2secs, as well as a solid score of 16 in the triple jump (10.94m).

Meanwhile, the junior girls’ team points total was 281 – some 39 ahead of runners-up Stamford High.

The on-song Lisa Coppins was the highest points scorer with a fine tally of 40, achieved in equal measures in the 75m hurdles (13.7secs) and a javelin (20.48m).

Completing the set were the junior boys, who had a 20 point lead over their nearest rivals with 284.

Biggest contribution came from Callum Whiteside, who notched up a total of 36 courtesy of a 9.50m leap in the triple jump and a time of 13.8secs in the 75m hurdles.

• SOUTH Holland Schools were upstaged at the English Schools AA Schools Track and Field Cup Competition.

The Boston competition was bossed by Bourne Grammar, but George Farmer Technology and Language College did finish second in the inter boys competition, with Spalding Grammar School third.

Matt Taylor starred for the Holbeach school, amassing 43 of their 335 points. Kiran Bhondi was the Grammar’s top scoring athlete.

Spalding High School took third in the inter girls age group with a total of 271 points. For the 12-strong team Lily Hughes made the highest points contribution of 39, while Emma Howell added 37.

In the junior boys competition Spalding Grammar scored a total of 251 points for third place. Their top contribution was from Adam Moore, who earned a total of 28.

George Farmer contested all four age group competitions and claimed fourth place in the junior boys section and fifth position in both the junior and inter girls team results.