Fine dou­ble for in-form Al­li­son

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds - By BOB FRANK @Et­bobfrank

CHRIS Al­li­son com­pleted an ex­cel­lent week when record­ing two wins for Nene Val­ley Har­ri­ers in the Na­tional Young Ath­letes League Mid­land Premier East opener at Mil­ton Keynes.

Hav­ing smashed his 800m per­sonal best by two sec­onds at the Wat­ford Open Graded Meet­ing four days ear­lier, the 16 year-old blasted to two vic­to­ries as Nene Val­ley fin­ished fourth.

Al­li­son broke two min­utes for the first time last month but re­duced his per­sonal best (PB) to 1.57.45 at Wat­ford and fol­lowed up with a 400m and 800m dou­ble at Mil­ton Keynes.

His vic­tory over 400m also pro­duced a new best, tak­ing two sec­onds off his pre­vi­ous time.

Al­li­son also an­chored the Un­der 17 4x300m quar­tet to sec­ond place while throw­ers Isaac Huskisson and Matt Ro­drigues were also in great form in that age group.

Huskisson recorded three PBS with a win, sec­ond and third in the A-strings while Ro­drigues was in su­perb form in the B-strings. He also chalked up three PBS and recorded two wins and a sec­ond.

Tom Fre­sen was an­other Nene Val­ley thrower in fine form, adding al­most a me­tre to his PB when win­ning the Un­der 15 boys shot.

In the same age group, Alex Hamp- son more than dou­bled his PB in the javelin - an event he rarely com­petes in - and im­pressed in his more nat­u­ral event, the 1500m, as he led a Nene Val­ley A and B-string dou­ble with a six sec­ond PB as Ol­lie Bowl­ing gave good sup­port.

Michael Ca­wood also ran well with B-string wins in the 300m and 800m, record­ing PBS on both oc­ca­sions. The two-lap race saw him com­plete an A and B-string dou­ble as Cameron Mar­shall won im­pres­sively.

Ca­wood, Mar­shall, 300m A-string run­ner-up Sam Smith and 200m fourth-placer Ash­ley San­dall later won the 4x300m.

Katie Hutchinson, who won the Lincs League on the coun­try dur­ing the win­ter, has taken that good form onto the track and she recorded a PB when win­ning the Un­der 17 women’s 1500m.

In the same age group, Jenna Mo­han and Re­becca Grant-wright teamed up for an A and B-string dou­ble in the dis­cus while Paige Lam- bert blasted un­der 43 sec­onds for the first time but had to set­tle for sec­ond place in the 300m.

Nene Val­ley coach Russ Prosser said: “It was a good day for the club, fin­ish­ing more than 200 points clear of fifth place and only 37 points be­hind the home team, Mil­ton Keynes.

“The league is dif­fer­ent this year and we will meet the same clubs all sea­son with the top two go­ing to the final along with the two best third plac­ers.

“We have a tough draw in that we have last year’s cham­pi­ons Rugby & Northamp­ton as well as Mil­ton Keynes, who were run­ners-up last year, plus Notts who fin­ished above us last year but this was a solid start.”

PETER­BOR­OUGH Ath­letic Club’s Alex Py­cock won over 200m at the Wat­ford Open Graded Meet­ing.

Com­pet­ing in race four, the young­ster won by three hun­dredths of a sec­ond in 22.85 and was third in the fourth 100m race in 11.59.

Club­mate Alexan­der Be­van was ninth in the sev­enth 800m race in 2.25.23.

Hamp­ton ace Neil Ad­di­son recorded his fastest 3000m for five years when fin­ish­ing sev­enth in race two in 8.39.70.

THE Cam­bridgeshire Cham­pi­onships take place at the Em­bank­ment Track on Satur­day, start­ing at 10am and due to fin­ish around 5.30pm

IN GOOD FORM: Katie Hutchinson.

B-STRING WIN: Ol­lie Bowl­ing.

FINE VIC­TORY: Alex Hampson.

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