Jagger leads the way for PAC with an awesome foursome
The old Masters from Nene Valley Harriers and Peterborough AC were jumping for joy at Corby last Wednesday as both clubs secured qualification for the Eastern Veterans League finals (writes Barry Warne).
Peterborough AC’s men and ladies will both be at Bedford for the big day in Septem- ber along with Nene Valley’s men. Only the Nene Valley ladies missed out.
Pete rb o r oug h AC ladies finished runners-up to Wellingborough, but their passage to the final as a top twofinisherinthefinalstandings was never in doubt.
Judith Jagger won four events with her discus throw of 23.14m perhaps the highlight of a busy evening.
Lisa Richardson had three victories to her name, while Wendy Dunn was first in the Over 50 100 and 400m.
Nene Valley only secured one win, but it was an impressive performance as Phillipa Taylorracedherwaytothetop of the national Over 45 mile rankings with a speedy 5:27.6 clocking.
Nene Valley’s men topped the men’s table ahead of Peterborough AC, and, as usual, their sprinters had a major role to play. Ricky Huskisson comfortably won the Over 50 100m and 400m, while Dave Brown was first in the Over 35 100m in a blistering 51.8.
Sean Ready and Simon Achurch recorded two wins apiece withJohnSpringswinning the Over 60 triple jump.
Karl Eve was the pick of the bunch for Peterborough ACwithtwowinsandtwosecond places while there were trackvictoriesforDaveWhitehead, Phil Martin and Eamon Dorling. Bushfield’s Phil Martin made short work of his defence of the British Masters Marathon title when successfully defending it on the Isle of Man at the weekend. The 36 year-old Orton-based athlete retained his crown in style clocking a personal best time of 2:36.42.