News7th June 2019
Midlands Division 4 Senior League Report
Burton Ac senior athletes kicked off their season in the Midlands division 4 men and women’s league with a home match at Shobnall. With strong teams from Charnwood, Newport and Tipton in the league , They were looking to make home advantage count and they did just that , finishing in a fantastic Third place despite a depleted women’s team.
With the Women’s team short on numbers, A heavy reliance was placed on the field events to pick up the valuable points.
First up was Mia sherriff who took 4th Place in the Hammer throwing 30.90m
Jess Lear took 1st in the (B) Hammer 28.55m, jess also took 2nd in the Discus with a throw of 20.96m
Zara Acton was the star performer in the women’s team taking maximum points in her two events, in the Shot she took 1st with a distance of 10.31m, She also blew away the field in the discus taking 1st Place with a distance of 34.64m and breaking Diane Wortleys Long standing club record from 1985.
Francesca Sharpe Continued her dominance in the javelin moving up to a senior weight javelin taking 1st place with a distance of 33.77m, in the 100m she took 6th Place.
Harriet Buxton took 3rd 400m with a time of 64.3s and in the Long Jump took 4th with a distance of 3.96m
Wendy Sharrett produced a masterclass and rolled back the years by taking 1st in the 1500m with a time of 05:09.8, Taking 9 seconds off her club Vet45 record.
Anette Webster took 3rd Place in the Javelin throwing 20.85m and then took 5th place in the shot.
Nicola Long collecting valuable points for the team in the 100m took 6th place, in the 800m 3rd , 4th 1500m
Beth Barker took 7th in the 200m with a time of 30.6s
Lauren Ford took 4th place in the 800m with a time of 2.46.8s
Charlotte Jones in the shot took 2nd place with a seasons best of 9.80m , she took 1st in the(B) Javelin with a distance of 29.56m
Harry Handsaker set a blistering time in the 100m and took 2nd with a time 11.3s.
Edward Sheffield Continued the trend in the 200m he took 2nd with a time of 22.2s and breaking Phil Hickingbotham long standing u20 club record and Jonathon Hornblows Senior club record in the process, in the 400m he took 2nd with another blistering time of 50.2s.
Jon Dumelow , the new men’s team Manager, led by example by taking on 5 events , in the 2000m S/C he took 3RD with a time of 8.55.5S, he took 3rd 400m Hurdles ,he took 3rd 110m Hurdles , in the Triple Jump he took 3rd with a distance of 9.79m, and he took 5th Pole Vault.
Jack Poxon in the Long jump took 3rd with a distance of 5.57m, he took 6th in the High Jump and in the Triple Jump he took 4th with a distance of 10.17m
Anthony Humphries in 100m took 3rd in a time of 12.0s, in the 200m he took 3rd in a time of 23.9s, he took 5th in the High Jump.
Robert Obrien in the 400m took 4th with a time of 56.1s
Matt Lear in the 5000m took a fantastic 2nd place with a time of 16.58.7s
Ben Howard took 5th place in the shot with a distance of 9.75m, in the discus he took 2nd with a distance of 27.35m , he took 4th Place in the Hammer and in his favourite event the javelin he took 3rd and a seasons best with a distance of 39.30m
Steve Hollis took 2nd place in the (B) Javelin with a season best of 28.95m
Ben Acton in the (b) Shot 1st with a distance of 9.23m, in the Discus he took 4th with a distance of 28.15m ,he also took 5th Place in the Hammer
Jack Shorten in the 800m took 5th with a time of 02:12.5 , in the 1500m he took 6th with a time of 04:48s and in the Long jump he took 2nd with a time of 5.16m
Ben Shawbridge in the 800m took 2nd with a time of 02:14.7 , in the 1500m he took 3rd with a time of 05:03.3,in the 5000m he took 2nd with a time of 18.00.06s
Tom Benfield in the 400m Hurdles took 3rd with a time of 73.7s
4 x 100m relay team of Handsaker, Sheffield, Obrien and Humphries took first place with a time of 46s , missing out on the club record by 0.10s
Over in boston at the north of England League match , Aimee Fellows Took 1st in the B discus with a seasons best of 31.78m, In the Shot she took 1st in the b with 8.81m and in the hammer she took 2nd in the B.