Sims signs off in style with a dou­ble for Cam­bridgeshire

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World Of Sport -

Sev­eral Peter­bor­ough AC mem­bers rounded off their track and field sea­sons with win­ning dis­plays for Cam­bridgeshire in the an­nual Hib be rd Tro­phy match fea­tur­ing six East Anglia coun­ties at the Em­bank­ment on Satur­day.

In the se­nior women’ s match 16 year- old Me­gan Sims had a great day win­ning both the A string 400m hur­dles (65.19) and 100m hur­dles (15.15). Both times were Un­der 20 Na­tional and English Schools qual­i­fiy­ing stan­dards.

J amelia Hen son also fin­ished off a great sea­son win­ning the B string 100m hur­dles in 15.2 which was also a Na- tional and English Schools qual­i­fy­ing time.

Other PAC win­ners were Joel Gren­fell in the se­nior men’s A string long jump with 6.90m, Ryan Adams in the Un­der 17 B string 100m in 11.51, Ben Pap­worth in the Un­der 17 B string 800m in 2.08.00, and Dane Stock hill in the Un­der17 B string 400m in 54.36.


There were sev­eral eye-catch­ing per­for­mances by Nene Val­ley and PAC ath­letes com- pet in gin the East­ern Veter­ans League fi­nal at Bed­ford.

In the men’s match, ver­sa­tile 35 year-old Sean Reidy from Nene Val­ley was the out­stand­ing per­former with a hat-trick of wins- in the 400m hur­dles, high jump and triple jump. He was also sec­ond in the 400m and long jump.

PAC cap­tain Matthew Dal­ton was the star for his club win­ning the Over 35 100m and 200m, with Nene Val­ley’s Ju­lian Smith sec­ond in both. Dal­ton also fin­ished run­nerup in the triple jump.

Si­mon A church was a dou­ble win­ner for Ne ne Val­ley in the throws (shot and dis- cus) while on the track their 56 year-old sprint ace Ricky Huskisson, a World Masters 200m sil­ver medal­ist, pre­dictably won the Over 50 100m and 200m. Huskisson’s re­mark­able times of 12.5 and 25.6 sec­onds would have been quick enough for third place in the Over 35 races.

Peter Ward scored strongly for PAC in the Over 50 800m, 1500m and 3000m, as did Karl Eve, who took part in an ex­haust­ing eight events and won the Over 50 high jump and fin­ished sec­ond in the triple jump and pole vault.

In the women’s match, PAC’s best per­form­ers were Wendy Dunn and Ju­dith Jag­ger. Sprinter Dunn won the Over 50200 min an out­stand­ing time of 31.3 and also won the 400m, while Jag­ger had a good day with first places in the shot, ham­mer and javelin.

Stacey McGivern won the Over 35 long jump.

PAC fin­ished fourth in the men’s match with Ne ne Val­ley sixth while in the ladies fi­nal PAC were sev­enth.


Peter­bor­ough AC’s Amit­tai Ben-Is­rael had the run of his life at New­cas­tle’s Great North Run to fin­ish fourth in his age group and 120th over- all beat­ing more than 57,000 other run­ners in what is the big­gest half-marathon race in the world.

His time of 1:18:21 for the 13.1 miles also rock­eted him to 15th over­all in the coun­try in the Un­der 20 age group and was a per­sonal best by more than six min­utes.

Be­hind him Shaun Wal­ton (PAC) ran an equally im­pres­sive 1:18:42, while Bush­field Jog­gers’ Phil Mar­tin ran 1:14:44 for 67th over­all and 14th in his age group, a par­tic­u­larly note­wor­thy run given he’d run more than 250 miles in one week for char­ity just two weeks be­fore­hand.

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