Throw­ers can earn Nene Val­ley big points in Bri­tish League opener

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sports -

NENE Val­ley Har­ri­ers are hop­ing for max­i­mum points from their throw­ers to help them off to a good start in Sun­day’s Bri­tish League Di­vi­sion Four opener at Derby.

The city club found it hard go­ing in their de­but sea­son at this level last year but have im­proved an al­ready qual­ity throws sec­tion with the ad­di­tion of Jonathan Ed­wards and Mart­intin­kler as well as strength­en­ing their jumps, which was one of their weak ar­eas last year.

Man­ager­tim Need­ham said: “In the throws we po­ten­tially have four A and B-string win­ners.

“Some of the other teams also have good throw­ers but we could see two Nene Val­ley shot put­ters go­ing be­yond 14m for the first time ever with Ken Baker and Mart­intin­kler in good form.”

Lithua­nian ace­tomas Sauno­ri­ous boasted a 100 per cent record in the javelin in last year’s Bri­tish League cam­paign and teams up with Sam Lawrence, who should get close to 50m de­spite a re­cent groin in­jury.

Si­mon Achurch is in­jured but with Ed­wards, Tin­kler and for­mer Derby ath­lete Andy Wain - who came out of re­tire­ment to win the B-string ham­mer in the final match at the same venue of last year - avail­able he will hardly be missed.

Sam Richards and Lau­rie Pirie will add more qual­ity to the jumps sec­tion, who strug­gled last year when multi-even­ter Joe EvlingWhite was in­jured.

The sprints are caus­ing the big­gest headache for Need­ham with a num­ber of in­juries but club record-holder Kev El­lis will make his first ap­pear­ance of the year.

Need­ham added: “I think it will be a tight di­vi­sion again and Bris­tol look the ones to beat but hope­fully we’ll get off to a solid start on Sun­day.” Pro­vi­sional line-up 100m - Kev El­lis, Jor­dan Wil­son. 200m - Scott Par­sons, Jor­dan Wil­son. 400m - Dar­rel­lon Hold­ing, Dave Brown. 800m - Lloyd Kemp­son, Aaron Shep­herd. 1500m - Edgars Sum­skis, Chris Wright. 5000m - James Ver­nau, John Her­bert. 110m hur­dles - Sean Reidy, Adam Fid­gett. 400m hur­dles - Sean Reidy, Ben Jones. 3000m steeple­chase - Tom Rodgers, Josh Lunn. High jump - Lau­rie Pirie, To­mas Sauno­ri­ous. Pole Vault - Carl Tit­man, Adam Fid­gett. Long jump - Sam Richards, Joe EvlingWhite. Triple jump - Joe Evling-white, Lau­rie Pirie. Shot - Ken Baker, Martin Tin­kler. Dis­cus - Jonathan Ed­wards, Martin Tin­kler. Ham­mer - Jonathan Ed­wards, Andy Wain. Javelin - To­mas Sauno­ri­ous, Sam Lawrence. Re­lays - TBC.

STAM­FORD ace Aaron Scott won the Wood­bridge 10k for the third suc­ces­sive year on Sun­day.

The Eng­land in­ter­na­tional won by al­most three min­utes in 31.37, six sec­onds slower than he ran 12 months ago.

Scott, who also won in 2010 in 31.44, had gone ag­o­nis­ingly close to break­ing his 5000m per­sonal best (PB) at the Bri­tish Mil­ers’ Club (BMC) Meet­ing in Manch­ester on Satur­day, his time of 14.30.91 fall­ing just shy of his 14.30.74 best.

He fin­ished sixth in the B race with Hamp­ton ath­lete Neil Ad­di­son eighth in the C race in 15.06.45.

Peter­bor­ough Ath­letic Club’s Alexan­der Be­van was also in BMC ac­tion, fin­ish­ing fifth in the 800m E race at Mil­ton Keynes in a PB of 2.23.27.

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