Fifteen wins for Hunts AC at East Anglian league match

THE weekend’s East Anglian League match yielded an incredible 15 victories for Huntingdonshire AC.

THE weekend’s East Anglian League match yielded an incredible 15 victories for Huntingdonshire AC.

Competing at Colchester, the club’s form athletes stepped up and delivered, often finding their closest competition coming from their team-mates.

Lily Seach and Laurel Phelan swept the A and B string 300m races at U17 Women’s level, with Seach sprinting home three second ahead of the field.

In the Under 17 Men’s category, Hakeem Duckworth-Porter and Ryan Palmer totally dominated the sprints, winning both strings of the 100m and 200m races. Duckworth-Porter excelled with a hand-timed personal best of 11.4secs in the 100m, while Palmer bettered even that time when he stopped the clock at 11.2secs.

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The time puts Palmer clear at the top of the Hunts AC club rankings, despite being only 15 years old.

The two sprinters paired up again to contribute to Hunts AC’s winning 4x100m relay team, while Duckworth-Porter also collected a first place in the high jump.

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Hunts AC continued to reap the benefits of the friendly rivalry between Paul Hayball and Jonathan Edwards, as they spur each other on in the throws.

Despite Competing in different strings, the two have been striving to outdo each other and recording some impressive performances.

In the shot putt, Hayball added almost 60cms to his best to claim the A string win, while Edwards claimed the B string event by 2.5 metres.

In the discus, Edwards gained some revenge by taking the A string title, while Hayball had to settle for a 16-metre victory in the B string. Edwards later added the B string javelin win.

In the 400m races, Karl Jackson won the A string with veteran Richard Phelan crossing the line seven seconds in front of his nearest rival in the B string race.

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