Jumpers are on a high for PAC with four wins out of four

Jamie Moffat ran a PB in the 400m.
Jamie Moffat ran a PB in the 400m.
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Peterborough Athletic Club were on a high in their Sweatshop Southern League Division Three match at St Ives on Saturday.

The city club cleaned up in the high jump taking first place in all four competitions.

Jess Varley won a British title.

Jess Varley won a British title.

Jamie Horne led the way with success in the men’s A string competition, clearing 1.85m, and Leigh Porter took the B string honours with 1.55m.

And it was a similar story in the women’s events with Under 17 athlete Megan Porter the A string winner with 1.60m and veteran all-rounder Stacy McGivern securing maximum points with victory in the B string competition with 1,45m,

PAC also gained maximum points in two events on the track.

Sixteen year-old Daniel Mees stormed home first in the 800m A race in 1.58.9 and Andrew Suter was the B race winner in 2.04.3 while in the 5000m there was an A race win for Steve Robinson in 16.08.8 and a B race triumph for Matt Hill in 16.08.8.

Nichola Gibson had four wins at St Ives.

Nichola Gibson had four wins at St Ives.

Mees’ effort earned him third place in the men’s man-of-the-match award stakes while Horne was sixth and Megan Porter was third in the women’s match award table for her high jump win.

Nichola Gibson was the most successful athlete in terms of wins, gaining four B string victories.

They came in the 400m (62.6), 100m hurdles (22.9), long jump (4.13m) and triple jump (8.54m).

Leigh Porter and McGivern were both able to add to their high jump wins to complete doubles with Porter first in the B string triple jump with 10.55m and McGivern winning the A string shot with a personal best (PB) of 7.94.

Other PAC winners were Matthew Dalton (400m hurdles A 61.5) and Chloe Bedford (javelin B 21.13). The latter was a PB.

Other personal bests:

Senior Men

200m - B 3 Daniel Mees 24.8.

400m - B 4 Jamie Moffat 57.5.

Triple Jump - A 2 Vytautas Chrapacas 12.55.

Shot - B 2 Matthew Dalton 8.32.

Discus - A 5 Russell Dowers 21.49.

Senior Women

200 - B 2 Chloe Bedford 28.3.

400m hurdles - A 2 Abigail Vergette 78.5.

Pole Vault - A 3 Emma Dewdney 2.15.

Triple Jump - A 3 Chloe Bedford 8.83.

Match result: 1 Dacorum & Tring 324pts; 2 Huntingdonshire 300pts; 3 Peterborough AC 268pts; 4 Orion Harriers 220pts; 5 West Norfolk/Dereham 137pts.


Peterborough Athletic Club have a British champion.

Jess Varley won the Girls Under 19 title at the British Modern Pentathlon Championships at the Tudor Grange Leisure Centre in Solihull at the weekend.

She won by over 1,000 points after finishing first in one discipline (riding), second in two (fencing and swim) and third in the other (run).