Penny-Toure stars again for Hunts AC

HUNTS AC athletes were out in force at the St Ivo track for the first of three Cambridgeshire County Development meetings. Top performer for the club on the evening was Dennis Penny-Toure who climbed up to 17th in the national U13 Boys rankings with an em

HUNTS AC athletes were out in force at the St Ivo track for the first of three Cambridgeshire County Development meetings.

Top performer for the club on the evening was Dennis Penny-Toure who climbed up to 17th in the national U13 Boys rankings with an emphatic personal best of 13.38 sec to win the 75 metre hurdles. He also secured a second victory at the meeting in the long jump.

Anya Rodriguez smashed her best time in the U13 Girls 70m hurdles by over seven tenths of a second, winning with a time of 13.04 secs.

James Downing made his debut in the 3000m and ran well finishing as first U15 Boy in 10:05.91. Also out on the track, 15-year-old George Allen knock a massive 11 seconds from his best to comfortably win his 800m race while newcomer Katie Scholey won Race 6 by five seconds. The sprinters showed good form too with Ian McLaren and Lucy Readman both winning their 100m races. Matt Leadbitter led all the way in the top 200m race while 15-year-old Lewis Hammond took a win in the 3rd 200m event, running to a personal best to add to his 100m best set earlier in the meet.


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In the younger age groups, Sabrina Hunt picked up the win the U11 Girls long jump.

A young Hunts AC team also travelled to Lea Valley Stadium in London to compete in the second Southern Women's League match of the season, and came home with an impressive 17 wins.

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Sammi Skinner pulled off an excellent 800m and 1500m double in the senior women's category, while Kayleigh Borkett won the 400m A race and later contributed to Hunts AC winning the 4x100m relay.

Fifteen-year-old Lily Seach reduced her 200m personal best by an unheard of 0.8 secs, running the distance in 26.9, the fastest time in the club for several years.

In the U15 Girls, the team claimed 13 first places with Laurel Phelan in great form. She was first in the 100m and 200m A races, leapt to victory in the B string long jump, and took part in the victorious 4x100m relay team effort. Twelve-year-old Anya Rodriguez led the way in the B string 100m and 200m and was part of the winning sprint relay.

The middle distance girls swept the board with Katie Scholey, Rebecca Pedley, Faye McLellan, and Eleanor Smith gaining wins in both strings of the 800m and 1500m, and all setting personal best times.

Pedley showed her all-round ability taking first in the B string discus with Bethany Bainbridge coming first in the javelin and discus.

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