Triple whammy for Cade and another maximum haul for PAC high jumpers

Megan Porter was a winner in the high jump.
Megan Porter was a winner in the high jump.
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Peterborough Athletic Club’s high jumpers once again ruled the roost when they travelled to Gillingham on Saturday for their latest Southern League Division Three fixture.

For the second meeting running they gained maximum points from the event thanks to the efforts of Jamie Horne (1.95m), Scott Waumsley (1.75m), Megan Porter (1.65m) and Jamelia Smith (1.60m).

Waumsley’s effort was a new personal best (PB).

Smith went on to gain an A string win in the triple jump as well with a PB of 10.40m and there were also doubles for Stacy McGivern and Nichola Gibson.

Veteran all-rounder McGivern won the A string long jump with 5.01m and B string shot with 7.84m while Gibson took the honours in the 400m B race in 64.58 and the B string triple jump with 8.59m.

The most successful competitor though was Jenny Cade, who won three throwing events - the A string shot with 7.93m, the A string discus with 25.73m and the B string javelin with 21.23m. She was also second in the A string hammer with 22.09m.

Other winners were Jessica Varley, who ran a PB of 2.21.87 in the 800m A race, and Matthew Dalton, who clocked a season’s best 17.87 in the 110m hurdles A race.

Fatima Painda and Amittai Ben-Israel both had very busy afternoons, tackling four individual events apiece, and were rewarded with three PBs each.

Painda recorded new bests in the 100m (15.67), 1500m steeplechase (6.55.21) and long jump (3.39), while Ben-Israel’s bests came in the 100m (12.81), 400m (54.78) and discus (12.75).

There were also PBs for Brandon Howell (200m - 24.26), Dalton (shot - 8.38m), Kay Gibson (800m - 3.29.92), Waumsley (long jump - 5.16m), Leigh Porter (hammer - 15.65m and javelin - 31.91m) and McGivern (javelin - 21.59m).