Fine double for in-form Allison
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.