Home win sees Bedford move to the summit

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Bedford & County AC’s senior men continued their successful season in the top level British Athletics League with their home match at the Bedford International Athletics Stadium on Saturday.

The impressive Bedford team won the match by a 15-point margin ahead of Match 1 winners Swansea and another six teams.

Bedford and Swansea are now sitting in joint-first place in Division Three of the BAL and are currently both in line for promotion with two of this season’s four matches having been completed.

There were a host of good performances from the young Bedford team.

The club’s best event was the high jump where brothers Scott and Lee Johnson won the A and B strings respectively with 2.00m and 1.90m.

This was closely followed by the 100m where local sprint star Josh Cox won the A string race in commanding style in 10.56s. This was backed up by 17-year-old Bradley Stone coming second in the B string 100m in 10.92s.

Bedford’s other A string winner was Jack Douglaswho ran away with tsteeplechase, triumphing by 13 seconds in a time of 9 mins 50 secs.

There was a B string win for Massi Dendani in the 800m in 2:01.99, backing up team-mate Joe Strange’s third place in the A string race.

There was also a remarkable return to form for Scott Parsons in the 400m A string who came second in 49.86s – his best time for three years.

Veteran shot putter Adam Davis came second in the event with 13.49m, representing his best performance for 10 years.

There were personal bests for Dan Steel, who came 4th A string in the triple jump in 13.49m, and Colin Maher who finished fourth in the A string 5,000m in a time of 15 min 40 secs.