North Somerset athletes in the lead

PUBLISHED: 11:53 31 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:54 31 July 2018

North Somerset Athletic Club are top of the Avon Track & Field League at the halfway stage of the season.

At the halfway stage of this year’s Avon Track & Field League, North Somerset Athletic Club hold the lead position with plenty of clubs snapping at their heels.

As has become customary, North Somerset athletes showed versatility to score points in not only favourite events, but also in less familiar ones, to support the efforts of the club.

It has been a fantastic effort in supporting the athletes from team managers, coaches, officials and volunteers, helping create the environment for success.

The first event was held at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex and saw NSAC kick off the campaign by winning the overall event.

Winners from the event: Hannah Bolt and Ella Young joint winners of the under-17 ladies’ 100m in 13.60; Staphanie Brooks under-17 ladies’ 300m (43.80), high jump (1.35m) and triple jump (9.95m); Chrissie Becker under-17 ladies’ hammer (31.54m); Sam Holloway under-13 boy’s 800m (2.27.20); Chris Millard vet men’s 100m (12.80); Charlie Bates senior men’s 100m (11.60); Ben Hamblin under-17 men’s 800m (2.06.70); Sam Gentry senior men’s 800m (1.58.70); Rich Brunsdon senior men’s 100m hurdles (21.10); Graham Brooks senior men’s shot (9.75m); under-17 men’s relay - James Gentile, Carlos Tailor, Adam Routley, Oliver Davies (47.80); senior men’s relay - Rich Brunsdon, Russ Forsbrook, Andy Ballentine, Chris Millard (53.60).

The second event was held on one of the hottest days of the year, the mercury in excess of 30 degrees, at Filton College WISE Campus.

NSAC finished second to a strong Team Bath squad, but they remain top, just ahead of Yate and District.

Winners on the day: Nyree Perry under-13 girls’ long jump (4.58m) and discus (16.55m); Izzy Hellings under-15 girls’ discus (22.80m); Stephanie Brooks under-15 girls’ 300m hurdles (47.40); Sam Holloway under-13 boy’s 1500m (5.07.40); Alex Davies under-13 boy’s high jump (1.30m); Chris Millard vet men’s 100m (11.70 - new national record for M50); Russ Forsbrook vet men’s 1500m (4.45.90).

The under-11 team competed at Quadkids (standing long jump, 75m sprint, howler throw and 600m) scoring points for themselves and the team.

NSAC currently sit third overall (boys second at Yate, and third at Filton - girls fourth at Yate and second Filton).

Outstanding performances as follows:

Gabriel Garrett 207 points at Yate;

Reuben Wadey 210; Leo Egginton 204; Gabriel Garrett 224; Reuben Wadey 214; Livi Sherlock 206; Livi Sherlock 211.

For more info on joining NSAC, please visit www.nsac.org.uk and email chrisbtg@blueyonder.co.uk

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