THE Thompson family shone when Colchester and Tendring Athletics Club competed at the latest East Anglian League meeting.

Older sister Amy took three first places in the 800 metres (two minutes and 29.8 seconds for a personal best), 300m (46s) and 200m (28.3s).

Younger sister Ellie was third in the 800m (2m 57.9s), while Lucy also did well in the 600m, coming second in a time personal best (PB) time of 2m 0.9s.

In the under-13 boys, Stanley Hobbs continued his improvement with an 800m PB (2m 45s) and came second in the 100m in 15s.

Joe Burns was second in the 100m A string race in a time of 13.5s and, in the 200m, he managed a PB of 29.6s.

Leo Morley-Robertson also sprinted well in the under-13 boys' 100m, clocking a PB of 15.3s.

He also ran a good 800m race, in a time of 2m 43s.

Rachel Sandercock was second in the under-13 girls' 1,500m, in 5m 54s, while Bella Agostini was first in the B string race.

Zofia Krajewska gained a long jump PB with a leap of 3.12 metres.

Faiza Kafala was second in the girls' javelin and Elsa Styles was second in the shot putt.

Ellalee Cumner was first in her under-13 girls' B string long jump with a leap of 3.65m.

Under-15 girl Alex Penny won her B string long jump (3.66m), while Lola Whitley was second in the high jump, rising to 1.35m.

There were club debuts in the under-11 age group for Lily Krajewska, Tommy Cumner, Noah Warnes, Kester Waterman and Evelyn Luck.

Eliza Shippey gained a pair of personal bests in her events.

In the older age groups, Michael Knowles managed a 1,500m of 5m 15s for a PB and won the discus with an effort of 16.44m.

Dad Matt took part in the javelin, shot and discus while Charlie Regan ran his usual dependable 800m.

Matti Godron was second in the A string discus and high jump and Callum Cahill won the under-17 high jump with an effort of 1.70m.

Olivia Page came first in the under-17 girls' discus with a throw of 20.33m and was second in the shot putt and javelin events.

CATs finished in fourth place overall on the day.

Meanwhile, George Gray competed at the Athletics Open meeting for vision impaired athletes and won a gold medal for the 800m and a silver medal in the 100m, which was also a PB.

He also got a certificate for finishing fourth in the long jump.