ATHLETICS: Record-breaking New Year’s Day exploits from Hunts AC talents

PUBLISHED: 11:31 02 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:31 02 January 2018

Hunts AC athletes at Lee Valley are, from the left, Yinka Opaleye, Ella Reed, Julian Priest and Ayo Opaleye.

Hunts AC athletes at Lee Valley are, from the left, Yinka Opaleye, Ella Reed, Julian Priest and Ayo Opaleye.

Archant

The new year began with a bang for Hunts AC - thanks to five club records in the New Year Open Meet at Lee Valley.

Rising sprint star Julian Priest led the way with a hat-trick of Under 17 bests when competing in that age group for the first time.

Two of them came in the 60m where he bettered Gian Zicchi’s previous record – which had stood for 12 years – with efforts of 7.25 and 7.18 seconds.

Priest completed his treble when clocking 23.26 seconds for the 200m to better Andrew Bullimore’s previous mark which had stood since 2005.

Ella Reed also excelled in that event. She clocked 28.61 to set a new Under 15 Girls mark for the 200m.

Yinka Opaleye was the other record-breaker as he knocked close to half-a-second off the club’s veteran 60m mark with a fine time of 7.95 seconds.

His son, Ayo, also performed well with times of 8.05 and 8.10 for the 60m, and 27.53 for the 200m.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hunts Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hunts Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hunts Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Fri, 16:13

Motorists have been warned to expect delays during the next three weeks while work is carried out on the A428, between St Neots and Cambridge.

Fri, 16:12

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss visited Stansted Airport today to highlight the importance of exports to the UK economy and to hear about the airport’s multi-million pound expansion plans.

Fri, 16:08

A driver was cut from their car after a collision in Sapley this morning (January 19).

Fri, 13:39

Work has started on the construction of a new community primary school at Wyton-on-the-Hill.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter