Sims and De Lucis are the PAC golden girls

Megan Sims in action for Enfield and Haringey.
Megan Sims in action for Enfield and Haringey.
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Peterborough Athletic Club had plenty to celebrate at the Eastern Counties Championships on Saturday.

The best athletes from six counties descended on the university track in Cambridge and four PAC members reigned supreme.

Whittlesey-based Megan Sims, who will be a medal contender for Cambridgeshire at the big English Schools Championships in Gateshead in a fortnight’s time, scorched to victory in the Under 17 300m hurdles in a quick time of 46.42.

That win came hot on the heels of her outstanding run at the Anglian Schools Championships when she broke a championship record that had stood since 1994 with 45.51.

Sims then made it double gold at the Eastern Counties event by winning the 300m in 41.6.

Then on Sunday the weekend got even better for the 14 year-old Sir Harry Smith student when she returned to action with Enfield and Haringey.

She ran in the Under 17 300m hurdles in a UK Youth Development League meeting at Hendon and blasted out a new personal best (PB) of 45.06 to take second place.

Ella de Lucis and Daniel Mees are two more PAC athletes heading to Gateshead, and they also struck gold in Cambridge.

De Lucis stormed to victory in the Under 20 100m in 12.4 and followed up with a convincing win in the 100m hurdles in 14.7.

Mees won the Under 17 800m in a time of 1.59.0 and Amittai Ben Israel won gold in the Under 20 800m to make it a meeting to savour for PAC.

Georgie Ives Lappin was also a medal winner, taking bronze in the Under 15 girls 75m hurdles.


Andrea Jenkins and John Blackwell of Nene Valley Harriers both enjoyed a hat-trick of wins at the Eastern Veterans Championships at Luton on Sunday.

Jenkins competed at Over 35 level and won the discus (37.60), shot (9.40) and hammer (49.09) while Blackwell won the Over 60 shot (9.92), hammer (32.89) and javelin (27.63).

There were also gold medals for Tim Needham of nene Valley and Matthew Dalton of Peterborough Athletic Club.

Needham won the Over 60 discus with 35.36 and Dalton the Over 35 200m in 24.0.

PAC chairman Dalton also captured the silver medal in the 100m with 11.7.

Julian Smith of Nene Valley won silver in the Over 45 100m (12.3) and 200m (25.2).