IT was a beautiful day for the first track meeting of the season for Allerton Juniors at the Kieran Maxwell Memorial Track and Field Open at Middlesbrough Sports Village on Sunday, April 10.

Despite having some athletes missing due to illness, there were plenty of great performances. Most notable were PBs from Charlie Morton in the U17M long jump (4.98 metres), Lucy Boot in the U15G 75m Hurdles (14.02 secs) and Aaron Kurian in the U15B 100m (13.06 secs).

There were also successes in the mile races with Isobel Cook (U13G) running 6.03 mins, Cameron Henderson (U15B) 5.52 mins and Libby Acton (U15G) 5.48 mins. In the 3000m Tristan Baker (U17M) ran 10.58 mins and Islay Wilson (U17W) 11.25 mins.

Special mention in the javelin for a father and son duo – Daniel Cardie won in the senior men category with a throw of 36.50 metres while his son David Patrick Cardie came second in the U13 javelin with a throw of 18.51 metres.

Head Coach Glen Hilton said: "It was great to support the Kieran Maxwell Memorial Fund and achieve such great results for the first track meet of the season. Our athletes have worked hard over the winter and are in great shape for the track season this summer."