Hurdler Max ends on a record-breaking high

Jess Varley.
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Peterborough Athletic Club’s Max Roe saved his best ‘til last when ending his outdoor track and field season with a new club record on Sunday.

He was competing in the East Anglian League finals in Bury St Edmunds and clocked a record-breaking 11.6 to win the Under 13 boys 75m hurdles and move up to number two in the UK rankings. Jack Wheatley stepped in to do the B race to gain team points and did well to finish third in his first attempt at the event.

Overall the PAC Under 13 boys team were third with other good performances coming from Neilas Virsilas (100m & 200m), Matthew Hawkridge (200m), Edward Judd (800m), Lewis Wiles (1500m) and Louis Moulton (1500m).

In the throws Tennyson Fletcher had a good day improving his shot PB to 7.73m for second place and another new club record and he also came third in the discus.

For the Under 15 boys Cody Roe won the 80m hurdles and Ronnie Davey just missed on a B string win by 0 .1 of a second. Elsewhere on the track good runs came from Dontae Bowling (100m), Tamearon Mullings (100m & 300m), Bryce Tshabalala (200m), Connor Cassar (1500m) and Oliver Beasley (1500m).

Dylan Phillips cleared 1.65m in the A string high jump and Tshabalala won the B string with 1.60m.

The senior women finished in fifth place in a close match.

Jess Varley won the A string 1500m in the most exciting race of the day, destroying the rest of the field with a 67-second last lap, and she was well supported by Sarah Caskey winning the B string.

Laura Whitton won the A string high jump and set new PBs in the 800m and 100m while Megan Sims won the A string 100m hurdles.

Nichola Gibson (200m) and Wendy Perkins (800m) gained useful third places while an injured Stacy McGivern helped score points in the shot, javelin and discus.

For the Under 13 girls Elena Rivetti (70m hurdles) and Alice Bennett (high jump) gained second places.