ATH­LET­ICS

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sports - By BOB FRANK bob.frank@jpress.co.uk @Et­bobfrank

PETER Down­hill pro­duced a stun­ning re­lay leg as Hunts Ath­letic Club’s men recorded their first ever vic­tory in the East­ern Vet­er­ans League.

They won by 32.5 points in the league opener at King’s Lynn with Peter­bor­ough Vet­er­ans miss­ing sec­ond place by a sin­gle point.

Down­hill recorded a win and two sec­ond places but it was his 800m leg in the med­ley re­lay where he re­ally shone. Com­ing just 15 min­utes af­ter his win in the 400m, Down­hill ran the an­chor leg and set off in last place and 70m be­hind the lead­ers but snatched vic­tory in the clos­ing stages.

Three club records fell as Hunts’ women fin­ished sec­ond, one ahead of Peter­bor­ough, as Han­nah Stir­ley (100m and 100m hur­dles) and Karen

COM­PLET­ING THE TASK: Bob Nitsch (cen­tre) and some of his Wer­ring­ton Jog­gers club­mates on Tues­day night (METP-01-05-12PF110).

Picture: PAUL FRANKS

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