City contingent excel in packed Mountbatten schedule

Aidan Hunt of City of Portsmouth at the Hampshire Multi-Events Athletics Championships. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (150829-9)
Aidan Hunt of City of Portsmouth at the Hampshire Multi-Events Athletics Championships. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150829-9)
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City of Portsmouth completed a one-two in the May Day junior mile race at the Mountbatten Centre.

Olivia Wiseman took the honours in 5min 33.3sec and was closely followed by club-mate Matthew Thomas (5.33.9), while Ben Czura finished fourth in 5.39.1.

Lachlan Wellington maintained his good form to finish third in the 3000m.

The under-15 runner finished comfortably ahead of his nearest rival to clock an excellent time of 9.12.2.

The race was won by Chichester Runners’ James Baker (9.07.2), with his team-mate Peter Concannon just behind in 9.09.5.

On a bumper day of athletics, there was also the Multi-Events Championships and the Quadkids Championships taking place.

Bobbie Davies finished third in the under-17 multi-event category.

The long-distance runner clocked 2min 30.8sec in the 800m and 14.3sec in the 80m hurdles.

In the field events she recorded 6.95m in the shot put, 6.95m in the high jump and 4.90m in the long jump – giving her an overall points total of 2,567.

City team-mate Emma Shaw was only 10 points behind in fourth position.

Shaw fared better in the 80m hurdles (13.6sec), shot put (8.62m) and high jump (1.49m) but fell down on the long jump (4.31m) and 800m (2.45.0).

Under-15 athlete Hollie Thurgood claimed the runners-up spot with a total of 2,621 points over the five events – long jump (4.61m), 75m hurdles (12.5sec), shot put (9.23m), high jump (1.45m) and 800m (2.46.6).

Phoebe Carlile placed 16th in the under-13 category.

There were also plenty of City athletes in the Quadkids Championships, which incorporated the 75m, long jump, howler and 600m.

Dougie Ness missed out 
on second place by three points in the under-11 boys’ category.

He accumulated 229 points across the four disciplines.

Aidan Hunt came fifth, with 219 points, and Cameron Walker-Powell eighth with 209 points.

Lauren-Lilly Prentice was the highest finisher in the under-11 girls, coming seventh overall (203 points).

Maya Kendall was joint-ninth with 196 points.