Scarborough suffer drop woe at Middlesbrough

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Scarborough Athletic Club’s senior and junior athletes starred in the third round of the North of England Division Two at Middlesbrough.

After this meeting, at which Scarborough finished sixth, a return to Division Three next season is now unavoidable. However there was some very good performances, particularly by the younger athletes which augurs well for the club’s future.

The highest scorer was Rob Russell who achieved some very good results at three A field events. Rob won the discus event, was the runner-up in the hammer and third in the shot.

The second most successful point gatherer was Abbie Johnson who took on a wide variety of two track and three field events. On the track she was fifth in the A 1500 metres and sixth in the B 200 metres with a season’s best time.

After finishing fifth in the A shot with a personal best, she took sixth in the A long jump and then added to her score in the triple jump when finishing fifth in the B event with another season’s best.

The second highest men’s scorer was Bobby Scarborough, one of the club’s four under-17 men at the meeting, but also the most experienced.

His best result was a third in the A 1,500 metres. After finishing third in the A 400 metres hurdles, he then equalled his personal best when finishing second in the B high jump.

The women’s second highest scorer was the team captain and coach Vickie Lockey, who shone in her field events.

Vickie achieved a personal best in the A hammer when finishing in fifth, but her highest scoring event was the A javelin in which she fourth. She was also fourth in the B shot to complete a busy day in the field.

The third highest men’s scorer was George Sweirs who scored some valuable points in the A 400 metres hurdles and triple jump, with third places in both events. He was also third in the B long jump.

Ben Millson achieved some good points at sprint events this season, when finishing third in the A 100 metres and fifth in the A 200 metres. He was also fifth in the B shot.

Kawsar Ahmed finished fifth in the long jump, and fourth in the high jump when equalling his personal best.

Amy Bridgeman also achieved a notable personal best with her final jump in the A triple jump in which she finished sixth. In the A sprints she was fifth in the 200 metres and sixth in the 100 metres.

Two of the club’s veterans contributed to the overall points total by competing in a total of five track events.

Dave Baldwin, 47, took on two of the distance events, while 72-year-old Mick Thompson competed in shorter races.

Dave finished fourth in the B 1500 metres in a season’s best time, and was sixth in the A 5,000 metres. He warmed up for the longer races by competing in the A 400 metres anf finishing in sixth place.

Mick achieved season’s best times in both the ‘B’ 200 metres when finishing fifth, and the ‘B’ 400 metres in which he also scored points for fifth spot.