Hood in the medals

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Nathan Hood (12) from Holme-upon-Spalding Moor rounded off another successful outdoor athletics season at Grimsby on Saturday in the Denis Lumbard memorial meeting.

Nathan won first place in all three events he entered on the day - 75m hurdles, long jump and high jump.

This result was better than he thought he would achieve since, due to some unusual planning, he was having to compete in both the long jump and high jump at the same time having to take an attempt at one then run to the other event to have an attempt at that.

Unfortunately this also meant he was unable to take part in the other event open to him - the 4x 100m relay - since this was also taking place at the same time.

Other season highlights include collecting a full medal set at the York Open meeting - first in 75m hurdles, second in long jump and third in high jump.

Nathan came third overall in the York Ingrams league, in which competitors accumulate points according to their finishing places in three events each, over four rounds. Along the way he increased his personal best in high jump to 1.30m and his shot putt to 5.86m.

He is also the Humberside long jump champion, with a personal best of 4.37m.

Nathan would like to thank his various coaches for all their help and encouragement throughout this year and his parents for their support and taking him to all his training sessions and competitions.