Jor­dan banks a hat-trick for Hunts

ATH­LET­ICS: Hunts third but they’re just eight and a half points be­hind win­ners

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Et Sport - by BOB FRANK

JOR­DAN Gill­banks im­pressed with three vic­to­ries for Hunts Ath­letic Club in the South­ern Men’s League Di­vi­sion Three North match at Mil­ton Keynes.

The 16 year-old 2008 English Schools 400m bronze medal­list be­gan the day by tak­ing seven tenths of a sec­ond off his 400m hur­dles per­sonal best and also won his spe­cial­ist event as well as go­ing within a cen­time­tre of his long jump best.

Hunts dom­i­nated the sprints with Dave Lead­bit­ter and Ha­keem Duck­worth-Porter win­ning the A and Bstrings re­spec­tively in both 100m and 200m.

Lead­bit­ter’s brother Matt set a sea­son’s best of 50.3 to win the 400m, with Gill­banks tak­ing the B-string, as Hunts fin­ished third - just eigh­tand-a-half points be­hind win­ners Wat­ford - with Peter­bor­ough Ath­letic Club fourth.

Hunts won both re­lays with Charles Pook, the Lead­bit­ter broth­ers and Ha­keem Duck­worth-Porter clock­ing a club sea­son’s best of 46.2..

Hunts also did well in the throws, Jonathan Ed­wards fin­ish­ing sec­ond in three events while fa­ther John and Wayne DuBose recorded Bstring suc­cesses.

Chris Lawniczak cleared a sea­son’s best of 3.50m to win the pole vault for Peter­bor­ough Ath­letic Club, nar­rowly fail­ing at 3.60m.

The ver­sa­tile ath­lete com­peted in an­other five events - win­ning the Bstring 110m hur­dles - be­fore pulling a ham­string in the 4x100m.

Su­danese ath­lete Bayah Gat­u­luk re­turned fron in­jury and fin­ished strongly in both 800m and 1500m to fin­ish sec­ond, Oliver Ma­son win­ning the B-string in the lat­ter.

Martin Daw­son, fresh from his Ed­in­burgh Marathon, stepped back down in dis­tance to win the B-string 800m while Matthew Dal­ton com­peted in his cus­tom­ary six events, win­ning the 110m hur­dles but just missing out in a close 100m where the first three all ran 11.8.

Neil Torr also filled in with a cou­ple of un­ac­cus­tomed events, com­pet­ing in seven events in­clud­ing a cou­ple of re­lays.

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