TWO Yate and District AC athletes excelled at the latest Avon Track and Field meeting last Sunday.

Both are still under-13, so offer terrific potential for the local club.

The 800m is a popular event so to beat the record is a real achievement.

Seamus Robinson romped home in 2:18.2mins to break his own league record by over half a second.

Luke Ball, also an under-13 boy, already holds the league records for long jump and 75m hurdles.

On Sunday, he added the high jump record to his tally, clearing 1.61m.

The high jump is notoriously the event which always ends in failure, but for Luke adding this record to his name was a real achievement.

He also won the 75m hurdles in a time close to his record.

Unexpectedly, the Yate club came away the overall winners in the match, beating Team Bath by a clear twenty points.

With just one match to go, to be held in Gloucester on September 10, Yate hope to come out winners for the second successive year.

Other winners in the match were a steadily improving Jodie Dale in the under-17 javelin, throwing an impressive 30.10m. Hattie Dent can always be relied on and won the 100m hurdles. Maddox Davies, Katie Robbins and Annie Lewis were also good winners on the women’s side.

For the men, Jack Moore stood out, winning the high jump by clearing 1.85m. This height was the same as his bronze winning jump at the Celtic Games. Jack also won the 110m hurdles.

Other winners were Ben Wells in the 200m; David Thomas in the under-17 high jump; Archie Davis-Grant in the triple jump, and we should not overlook Mark Lodge’s winning throw in the discus. Luke Lorenzi was a little down on his personal best in the 100m but Nathaniel Mitchell’s second place in the under-17 200m was well worth recording.

All in all, a successful day for the local club, held in extremely pleasant weather.

Coming up, is the appearance at the next Diamond League of Yate athlete Beth Tucker who has been invited to take part in the T37 100m. This will be televised so worth looking out for.