Several Chiltern athletes took part in the England Athletics U15 and U17 Track and Field Championships at the weekend.
This high level meeting, second only to the English Schools in terms of prestige and quality, is hard to qualify for and a good test against the best in the country.
Lucy Wilkinson ran in a straight final of the U17 1500m and continued her superb season with fifth place in yet another strong time of 4.39.94. In the U15 Boys 1500m heats Isaac Collier front ran a new PB to win the heat in 4.19.82. In the 300m hurdles heats Ffion Harman had another good run to be fifth in 49.55, not enough for the final and a little off her best of 47.55. Aidan Suleyman continued his great recent form to be seventh in the U15 Boys 3000m in 9.27.61.
Issac was eleventh in the 1500m final in 4.37.70. Alex Hughes was 13th in the U17 3000m in 9.07.86 and Ryan Allbrook was eighth in the U15 Boys triple jump in 10.44m, slightly off his recent best of 11.31m.
South Bucks took an unexpected win at Winchester on Saturday in the penultimate match in the Southern Athletics League series and are in a promising position to achieve promotion to the top division for next season.
In a very closely fought match, the Wycombe Phoenix and Chiltern Harriers athletes worked hard all afternoon and came out victors with 269 points to Winchester on 266, Crawley 255, Bournemouth 205, Reading 186 and Croydon 180.
The South Bucks team featured 16 men and 16 women across the age groups from U17 to V55.
Kieran Shah was third in A string 100m and second in B string 200m whilst Josh Parry was third and first in the B string races. Raihan Lenoire won A string 400m with Jean-Louis Plaatjies third in B string. Alex Aldred had a successful day winning both A string 800m and 1500m. Myles Caddell won B string 1500m and A string 2000m steeplechase. In 5000m Ash Finch was fourth in A string, Dean Childs second in B string. Barrie Marsden was second in A string 400m hurdles. Ryan Wells, Fraser Kilsby and Ed Morris got through a massive workload in the technical events. Ryan won A string discus, long jump and triple jump, and was second in B string high jump, third in A string 110m hurdles. Fraser was second in A string pole vault, fourth in A string shot, first in B string triple jump, second in B string long jump, fourth in A string javelin. Ed was second in both B string 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles, fifth in B string shot, third in B string discus, and third in B string javelin. Kesegan Suthakar was fourth in A string hammer, Alex Wells third in B string. Ian Parkinson was second in B string pole vault. The 4 x 100m team of Ben Sharpe, Josh Parry, Fraser Kilsby and Kieran Shah were third in 46.10. Ben Sharpe ran in non-scoring 100m and Jean-Louis did non-scoring long jump.
Christina Paulsen was second in A string 100m, fourth in A string 200m. Sarah Cross was third in B string 100m, Sian Vico second in B string 200m. Carys Vico was third in A string 400m, Amy Hogbin second in B string. Liv Brown won A string 800m and 1500m steeplechase, Zoe Doyle was second in B string 800m and won A string 1500m, Ivy Uhart third in B string. Tilly Firth ran 1500m non-scoring. In 5000m Ellie Shield made a good debut at the event, second in 19.16 with Jenny Roberts winning B string and Ellie Bates running well in non-scoring. Lisa Fitzpatrick was fourth in A string 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles. In the field Lisa was fourth in A string high jump, triple jump and long jump, Sarah Cross was second in B string triple jump, fifth in A string shot, fourth in B string high jump. Hannah Wells was third in B string shot, fifth in A string discus, second in A string hammer, third in B string javelin. Lyla Griffin was third in B string discus, and third in B string hammer. Melody Ball was third in A string javelin and did non-scoring hammer.
The mixed 4 x 400m races were great fun with A string and B string wins for the South Bucks quartets. The A team of Cerys Vico, Fraser Kilsby, Sian Vico and Raihan Lenoire ran 3.48.6 and the B string of Ivy Uhart, Alex Aldred, Amy Hogbin and Jean-Louis Plaatjies 3.58.3.
The final match is at Ashford, Kent on Saturday September 9th with all to play for.
South Bucks had a great result at the final YDL Upper Age Group match at Perivale on Sunday, winning a close fought contest in very challenging heavy rain. The match began in reasonable conditions but by three o’ clock heavy rain meant that all steeplechase races and triple jump had to be cancelled.
South Bucks won on 626 points with Portsmouth/Winchester and 603 and Brighton on 578. The deciding factor was officials with South Bucks scoring 28 more points than Portsmouth/Winchester in that category.
After four matches Portsmouth/Winchester won the division on 26 points with Brighton and South Bucks both on 23 from the seven teams involved.
The team had by far their best turnout of the year (forty-four athletes) and there were some great performances despite the weather. RESULTS POWER OF 10 RESULTS
The U17 Women have been the strongest part of the team all season and Sunday was no exception. Olivia Edwards and Lailah Pope ran well in short sprints, third in all four races. Lucy Wilkinson tackled her first 300m in two years and predictably ran a big PB to be third in 44.53. Yasmin Warnes ran well for 45.58 and second in the B race. Lucy gained a win in a competitive 800m in 2.17.95 with Ivy Uhart winning the B string. In 1500m Lily Jessop Tranter was second in A string, Sophia Lomas second in B string and Libby Sutton won A string 3000m. Ffion Harman and Ellen Taylor did well in 80m hurdles and there was a double win in 300m hurdles from Ffion and Florence Lee-Rubis. Rebecca Lawson was unlucky to have both her events, triple jump and steeplechase, cancelled but was able to have a good run in non-scoring 800m.
Florence was third in long jump with a strong 5.08m and Mila Luker was second in B string. Yasmin Warnes was second in high jump and Charlotte Hewson won the B string. Ellen Taylor and Melody Ball looked after shot and Jasmine Smith and Ellen discus. Melody was third in A string hammer with Jasmine winning the B string. Melody was also second in A string javelin with Ffion second in B string. The 4 x 100m team of Lailah, Olivia, Lily and Mila was a good second in 54.61, and the 4 x 300m team of Ffion, Yasmin, Florence and Lucy took a great win with a season’s best 3.02.47.
Harrison Sears and Oscar Freemont ran well in short sprints, both logging 11.95 in their 100s. Dayo Akinjobi ran non-scoring 100m and 200m. Isaac Jessop-Tranter ran a season’s best 53.79 to be third in A string 400m and Tom Jordan and Daniel Cogan looked after 800m. Daniel Munn had a good run to be third in 1500m A string in 4.32.77. Finn Walsh jumped 4.91m in long jump and Euan Pinder scored a PB of 1.55m in high jump. Archie Pinder threw a PB of 17.75m in discus. The 4 x 100m team of Harrison Sears, Oscar Freemont, Daniel Cogan and Tom Jordan were third, and the 4 x 400m team of Finn Walsh, Archie Pinder, Euan Pinder and Isaac Jessop-Tranter won convincingly in a season’s best 3.39.63.
The team had far more athletes available than usual which helped the overall points. Christina Poulsen did her usual great job in 100m and 200m, second in both. Amy Hogbin was an excellent second in A string 400m in 60.50 with Alice Brown third in B string. Amy had another good run in A string 800m with Holly Henderson winning the B string. Ellen Cooper was third in A string 1500m and Jinaan Lockwood was second in B string. Charlotte Docwra won A string 3000m with Emma Caddell winning B string. Olivia Brown won A string 400m hurdles. Abbie Henderson won high jump and Jasmine Smith was fourth in long jump. Orla Williams scored useful points in A string discus and javelin and had a good run in non-scoring 800m. The 4x 100m team of Abbie, Christina, Ivy and Amy was third, and the 4 x 400m quartet of Olivia, Jinaan, Alice and Ellen was fourth.
Devonte Johnson ran 11.74 to be fifth in A string 100m, Caleb Akinsipe third in B string in 11.84. Caleb ran 24.32to be third in A string 200m with Finn Walsh second in B string. Raihan Lenoire won A string 400m with Tom Askey winning B string. John Nickless was third in A string 800m, Isaac Jessop-Tranter winning B string. Archie Pinder was second in a high quality 1500m with Finn Heron looking after B string. Laurie Gawne won A string 3000m. Ryan Wells had a good day across his five events, winning 110m hurdles and shot, second in long jump and javelin, and third in high jump. Andrew Partridge made a good contribution winning A string hammer, B string shot and javelin and third in A string discus.
This has been a good season for the South Bucks composite with two third places, a second and a win. A lot of hard work has gone into putting the matches on from host clubs, officials, team managers, coaches and parent helpers. The league continues to be a great place for all the track and field disciplines to come together and for athletes to be part of a team.
There was good representation from Chiltern Harriers at the 92nd English Schools Track and Field Championships at Birmingham on Friday and Saturday. Most competed for Buckinghamshire Schools but there were also two in the Hertfordshire Schools team and one in Middlesex Schools.
Conditions were cloudy and a bit drizzly on the Friday but mild for the most part across the weekend in the recently revamped, state-of-the-art Alexander Stadium.
Towards the end of the second day Chisom Nwafor took part in Long Jump. Chisom was recently third in the England Athletics U20 Championships where all three podium places saw great jumps but all with strong following winds. Conditions were similar in Birmingham but Chisom put in a colossal jump of 6.53m with a +3.1 m/s wind to win gold this time.
Tom Emery wrapped up his school running career in the heat of the 1500m. Tom, running for Middlesex Schools, was ninth in heat 2 in in a good time of 4.03.33 but didn’t make the final. Tom leaves in August on a running scholarship at university in the US.
Chiltern had several athletes in the Intermediate age groups. For the girls Frankie Baxter, despite having a light competition season, had a great run in 1500m steeplechase to be fourth in a great time of 5.14.79. Lucy Wilkinson has had a breakthrough season and had qualifying times in 800m, 1500m and 3000m. In heat 2 of 1500m in her first big championships, Lucy put in a strong time of 4.41.70 but was tenth and therefore didn’t progress to the final. Emily Ford recently acquired the 3000m qualifying time and, running for Hertfordshire Schools in the straight final here, ran 11.06.41 to be 18th.
Euan Pinder was involved in 1500m steeplechase. Although a newcomer at the event, Euan was highly ranked going into the champs with the distinct possibility of a medal. With many qualifiers this year there had to be two races to determine the medals. Euan was in final 2 and with a strong last 100m finished second in the race and logged 4.33.15, the bronze medal winning time. Archie Pinder ran in the 1500m heats on Friday and was an automatic qualifier in 4.03.50. Leon Doran was also running 1500m, but for Hertfordshire Schools. Leon was running well in his heat but was badly baulked with 200m to go and was therefore promoted to the final as a 13th runner. In the final Leon was tenth in 4.12.25 and Archie 13th in 4.21.05. Isaac Jessop-Tranter recently ran a PB of 1.57.48 in 800m. In heat 1 Isaac ran another good race of 1.59.26 but was sixth and didn’t progress. Alex Hughes was in a straight final in 3000m and was 20th in 9.14.82.
Taye Awuku-Chan is a first-year junior and gained great experience here to jump 1.64m in high jump to be equal 16th. Isaac Collier was also in his first big championships and ran 2.08.43 in heat 4 of the 800m to be seventh.
South Bucks achieved their best placing of the season so far with a hard-earned second place at Jarman Park, Hemel on Sunday.
In hot sticky conditions it was hard work for the distance runners, but there were several PBs amongst the sprinters.
RESULTS FROM THE MATCH AT HEMEL HEMPSTEAD
The female side of the team featured a good turnout in the older age section with half a dozen U20s bolstered by some U17s. Christina Poulsen (12.4) and Anya Morzaria (12.8) took a double win in 100m with Christina second in 200m in 25.9. Amy Hogbin worked hard to be second in A string 400m and fourth in A string 800m with U17 Rose Uhart second in B string 800m. Ellen Cooper was second in A string 1500m with Tilly Firth winning B string. Emma Caddell was second in a tough and hot A string 3000m.
Chisom Nwafor won shot, was second in javelin and third in discus. U17 Aoife McCauley won A string long jump. Aoife and Christina were joined by U17s Lailah Pope and Olivia Edwards to be second in 4 x 100m relay in a great time of 52.60. The 4 x 400m relay team was fourth thanks to Tilly Firth, Emma Caddell, Ellen Cooper and Amy Hogbin.
Devonte Johnson was fourth in A string 100m and Cameron Brooks second in B string in a PB of 11.6. In 200m the same pair were sixth (24.6) and third (24.9). Tom Askey was fourth in A string 400m with Henry Webb second in B string. In 1500m John Nickless was second in A string, Finn Heron second in B string. Leo Selcon Park scored useful points in shot, discus, javelin and hammer, with second in hammer his best showing. The 4 x 100m team Of Devonte, Cameron, Harrison Sears and Oscar Freemont ran a great race to be second but unfortunately were disqualified for a lane infringement.
As usual the U17 women covered many slots. Olivia Edwards won A string 100m with Lailah Pope winning B string. Olivia was fourth in 200m A string and Lailah took another win in B string. In 300m Yasmin Warnes was fourth in A string, Jo Snelling third in B string. Ivy Uhart was third in 800m A string, Iris Cooper fourth in B string and Sofia Lomas was third in A string 1500m. Libby Sutton won A string 3000m. In 80m hurdles Florence Lee-Rubis was second in A string, Ellen Taylor second in B string and in 300m hurdles Jo Snelling was second in A string. Rebecca Lawson made a good steeplechase debut winning A string.
There was a double win in long jump with Mila Luker jumping a PB of 5.11m in A string and Florence Lee-Rubis winning B string. Aoife added to her busy day with a win in A string high jump. Sofia Lomas was second in A string triple jump with Rebecca Lawson winning B string in a PB of 8.61m. Ellen Cooper and Lyla Griffin looked after shot, Lyla and Iris Cooper discus. Lyla was second in A string hammer, Melody Ball second in B string hammer. There was another double win in javelin with Melody winning A string, Aoife B string. The 4 x 100m team of Lyla Griffin, Iris Cooper, Ivy Uhart and Rose Uhart was fourth. The 4 x 300m relay team of Jo Snelling, Yasmin Warnes, Sofia Lomas and Florence Lee-Rubis took an impressive win.
Harrison Sears was third in A string 100m in 11.8 and Oscar Freemont was second in B string in a PB 11.9. In 200m Harrison was third with Oscar second in B string in a PB of 23.7. Finn Walsh was fourth in his debut 400m in a good time of 57.6. Rory Hilton and Daniel Cogan looked after 800m and Callum Powell was second in A string 1500m, Tom Jordan second in B string. Daniel Munn worked hard in the heat to be fourth in 3000m. Dayo Akinjobi ran well in non-scoring 100m and 200m and Issa Phillips-Pope ran a PB of 12.9 in non-scoring 100m.
Issa Phillips-Pope and Finn Walsh looked after long jump and Daniel Cogan was fourth in triple jump. Issa won pole vault. The 4 x 100m relay team of Issa, Dayo, Finn and Tom was an excellent second and the 4 x 400m team of Daniel Cogan, Daniel Munn, Rory and Tom was fourth.
The team will be a comfortable third after this match and will go to the final match at Perivale on July 30th hoping to round off the league season with further good performances.
South Bucks had a great day at Abingdon on Sunday with a win in the second of the four match series of the Southern Athletics League Division 2 (South and West).
On a grey but humid and muggy day there was a good turnout by the Chiltern and Wycombe athletes across the U17, U20 and Senior age groups involved.
RESULTS FROM THE MATCH AT ABINGDON
Anya Morzaria made her SAL debut with second place in the 100m A string in a PB of 12.45. Sarah Cross was also second in the B string. Lisa Fitzpatrick ran 200m A string and Aoife McCauley won 200m B string. Amy Hogbin ran a PB of 60.41 in 400m A string to be second and Lyla Griffin looked after B string. Lily Jessop-Tranter was second in 800m B string and Ivy Uhart gained a PB to be third in B string. In 1500m Ellie Shield was second in A string with Rebecca Lawson running a PB to be fourth in B string. Alex Cook was third in A string 5000m and Jenny Roberts won B string. Lisa Fitzpatrick scored useful points in 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles, and Ellen Taylor helped with B string 100m hurdles.
In the field Caroline Parkinson won A string pole vault. Aoife McCauley and Sarah Cross looked after high jump and Lisa and Aoife were second in the respective long jumps. Lisa continued her busy day with fourth in A string triple jump and Rebecca Lawson scored a PB of 8.56m in B string triple jump to be second. Sarah Cross and Melody Ball scored good points in shot and Lyla Griffin and Ellen Taylor looked after discus. Melody threw a superb PB of 31.07m to be second in A string javelin and Ellen was second in B string. In Hammer Lyla and Melody threw well with Melody winning B string. The 4 x 100m relay team of Lisa, Sarah, Amy and Aoife took a good victory.
Josh Parry was third in A string 100m with Caleb Hambrook second in B string. Caleb was fourth in A string 200m. Cameron Brooks ran well for 11.91 in non-scoring 100m. In 400m the team took a double win with Raihan Lenoire recording 50.51 in A string and James Twallin 54.67 in B string.
Alex Aldred had a great run to win A string 800m in 1.57.11 and Myles Caddell was second in B string. There was a further double win in 1500m with Richard Slade winning A string in 4.03.34 and Simon Bossi B string in 4.06.40. The points kept coming in 5000m with Ash Finch taking the A string win in 15.59.77 and Liam Busby the B string win in 16.07.26. There were good non-scoring runs from Ollie Jackson to log 16.49.33, Tom Strack 17.15.60 and Derek Lloyd 17.31.98. Barrie Marsden and Ed Morris scored useful points in 400m hurdles and Myles Caddell had another good run to win A string 3000m steeplechase with Torr Ramsden third in B string.
Ed Morris and Fraser Kilsby had an epic day in the field. Fraser’s day featured A string positions as follows - high jump third, long jump second, triple jump third, shot third, javelin second (PB of 45.02m) and added second in B string pole vault for good measure. Ed was fourth in B string shot, fourth in A string discus, fourth in B string high jump and fifth in B string triple jump. Ian Parkinson was second in A string pole vault. In hammer Kesegan Suthakar was second in A string and Leo Selcon Park fourth in B string. Tor Ramsden was second in B string javelin, and Leo was sixth in B string discus. The Men’s 4 x 100m saw Josh, Fraser, Ian, and Barrie a plucky fourth.
The 4 x 400m mixed relays were great fun with South Bucks bucking the trend of boy, girl, girl, boy with a girl, boy, girl, boy strategy. In A string Lily Jessop-Tranter got the team off to a great start despite being against the men. Fraser Kilsby reeled in all the girls on leg 2 and Amy Hogbin and Raihan Lenoire completed a great effort to win in 3.49.23. The B team adopted the same plan with Ivy Uhart getting the team off to a great start and Alex Aldred catching up on leg 2. Ellie Shield kept the lead on leg 3 but Richard Slade on leg 4, up against a genuine sprinter, had to settle for second. The team ran 4.03.99.
The July match is postponed until September, so the next fixture is match 4 at Winchester on August 19th where the team will hope to keep the momentum going.
Forty Chiltern young athletes took part for their schools at the Bucks Schools Track and Field Championships at Milton Keynes on Saturday.
It was a very warm and sunny day so tough to get good times. However there were many good performances, PBs and individual wins for the Chiltern athletes taking part.
The Year 7s had a larger than usual range of events to choose from. The 800m races saw a win for Kara Gorman in 2.28.2. Maya Davis won silver in 2.33.8, Nia Clarke fifth in 2.38.8 and Carys Jones 10th in 2.48.1. Nia won silver in long jump with 3.88m. Kara was fifth with 3.57m and Carys sixth with 3.48m.
Newcomer Shaun Gonos-Mashavira had a good day with a win in shot with 9.41m and third in 100m in 13.9. Luke Coultate won silver in 800m in 2.30.1 with Jacob McCall fifth in 2.44.6. Jacob won silver in long jump with 3.59m.
Abi Masters was fifth in the 100m final in 14.2 and won the 300m final in 45.00. In the 100m heats Iris Foreman ran 14.8 and Rachel McLoughlan 15.2. Zoe Aleksandrova was fourth in the 300m final in 51.4. In 200m Iris Foreman ran 30.8 to qualify for the final but didn’t take part. In the 800m heats Issy Robinson, Lydia Cross and Evelyn Wildman all made it to the final, Evelyn in a PB of 2.27.4. In the final Issy was fourth in 2.21, Lydia fifth in 2.30 and Evelyn sixth in 2.33. The 1500m saw Marlie Nkoane third in 5.12.2 and Katie Allsop sixth in 5.25.7. Rachel Achieved 4.05m in long jump and 1.15m in high jump. Iris Foreman was third in javelin with a PB of 21.29m.
Dylan Rossi was fifth in 300m in 45.0. In-form Mattie Gemmell was third in the 800m final in 2.21. Zach Cleary was sixth in 2.31 after having run a PB of 2.28.7 in the heat. Aidan Suleyman was second in 1500m in an impressive 4.31.8. Taye Awuku-Chan was second in 80m hurdles in 13.0 and won high jump with 1.55m. Oscar Gregory was fifth in discus with 16.43m and Charlie Quantrill was eighth in javelin with 20.03m. Charlie also ran 2.29.8 in the 800m heats, just missing out on a place in the final.
Yasmin Warnes was fourth in 300m in 45.5. Lily Jessop-Tranter won 800m in 2.28.4 with Olivia Clarke second, Alice Peckham third, Jo Snelling fifth and Rebecca Lawson sixth. Lucy Wilkinson won an exciting 1500m in a great time of 4.43.1. Allegra Massey was third and Jocelyn Davies sixth. Ffion Harman was third in 300m hurdles. Florence Lee-Rubis won long jump in a PB of 5.16m and was second in 80m hurdles. Jocelyn Davies was fifth in high jump with a PB of 1.30m.
Oscar Freemont was third in 100m in 12.2 and second in 200m in 24.2. Euan Pinder won 800m in 1.58.9 with Isaac Jesop-Tranter third in 2.00 and Rory Hilton fourth in 2.15. In 1500m Alex Hughes was second, Daniel Munn third.
South Bucks had another good day in match 2 of the YDL Upper Age Group at a sunny Brighton on Sunday. The team finished a solid third with many great performances, personal bests and athletes trying new events.
Devonte Johnson looked after 100m (11.8) and 200m (24.6) and Rai Lenoire had a good run to win A string 400m in a swift 50.2. Thomas Askey won B string in 53.5. John Nickless was second in A string 800m and Thomas was second in B string. Matt Evans ran 4.18.0 to be second in 1500m. Andrew Partridge and Leo Selcon Park scored very useful points in the throws. Leo won A string hammer and was fifth in A string shot and second in B string discus. Andrew won A string javelin and B string hammer, third in A string discus, second in B string shot. Devonte was joined by U17s Issa Phillips-Pope, Sam Attia and Daniel Cogan to be fifth in 4 x 100m relay. The 4 x 400m quartet of Andrew Partridge, Rai Lenoire, John Nickless and Thomas Askey took a great win in 3.36.6
Sam Attia and Issa Phillips-Pope looked after sprints with Issa running a good PB of 25.8 in 200m. Isaac Jessop-Tranter was third in both A string 400m and 800m. The 1500m saw a win for Archie Pinder in A string with Daniel Cogan third in B string. Leon Doran ran a PB of 9.06.3 to win 3000m. Euan Pinder made his steeplechase debut with a good win in 4.31.7 but at female barrier heights. Sam Attia and Euan Pinder looked after long jump and Euan scored a PB of 1.50m in high jump. Daniel Cogan helped out in triple jump. George Moody tackled A string shot and hammer, Archie A string discus, and Leon and Archie scored good points in javelin, second in A and B string respectively. The 4 x 400m team of Euan, Archie Leon and Isaac ran very well to log a big win in 3.40.4.
Anya Morzaria was second in A string 100m in an impressive 12.8. Christina Paulsen and Elizabeth Nickless ran 200m and Tilly Firth and Emma Caddell looked after 800m. Ivy Uhart was third in A string 1500m. Olivia Brown won 1500m steeplechase in 5.14.5. Emma helped out in discus. The 4 x 100m team of Christina, Tilly, Ivy and Anya was fourth as was the 4 x 400m team of Tilly, Emma, Olivia and Lyla Griffin.
As at match 1, the U17 women were the most complete team and scored well throughout. Olivia Edwards and Lailah Pope ran the sprints. Charlotte Hewson and Jo Snelling ran 300m and Alice Peckham (PB of 2.30.6) and Charlotte scored good points in 800m. There was a double win in 1500m for Allegra Massey (4.53.5) and Jocelyn Davies. Florence Lee-Rubis ran a PB of 13.3 to be third in 80m hurdles with Aoife McCauley third in B string. Ffion Harman was second in 300m hurdles, Jo Snelling winning the B string. Frankie Baxter won 1500m steeplechase. Florence was second in long jump and third in high jump backed up by Charlotte and Jocelyn. Aoife and Melody Ball looked after shot, Lyla and Ivy discus, Lyla and Melody hammer and Aoife and Melody javelin (Aoife was second in A string and Melody won B string). The 4 x 100m team of Olivia, Lailah, Aoife and Florence was third, the 4 x 300m team of Jo, Jocelyn, Alice and Frankie was fourth.
The next match is nearer home at Hemel Hempstead on June 25th.
South Bucks got off to a great start at the first Southern Athletics League match of the season at Walton-on-Thames on Saturday.
After being promoted from Division 3 last year, team managers were keen to see how the team fared in the new division. Despite having a few athletes missing, the team had a great day achieving second place in the match of six, only headed by hosts Walton AC.
There was sunshine at Walton but a cool, blustery wind.
There was a double win in 100m with Christina Poulsen winning A string and Sarah Cross B string. In 200m Christina was second and Lailah Pope second in B string. Emily Smith took a further win in 400m A string and Aoife McAuley made a solid 400m debut to be second in B string. Lily Jessop-Tranter was fourth in A string 800m with Amy Hogbin third in B string. Lucy Wilkinson ran strongly to win A string 1500m with Ivy Uhart fourth in B string. More South Bucks wins came courtesy of Ellie Shield and Samantha Usher in 3000m, Ellie logging a PB of 10.56.2 to win the A string.
In the field Aoife was fourth in B string high jump, Sarah first in B string, both clearing 1.40m. In long jump Aoife was third in A string and Lailah third in B string. Caroline Parkinson won pole vault with 3.00m. Sarah was third in A string shot, fourth in A string javelin with support from Ellen Taylor in shot. Emma Caddell and Amy Hogbin scored useful points in discus. Ellen looked after A string hammer.
The 4 x 100m team was second and the 4 x 400m team of Amy, Lucy, Lily and Emily were impressive winners in 4.13.8. T20 athlete Fiona Calder had a busy day in non-scoring 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, long jump and javelin.
Kieran Shah pulled up in A string 100m and was out for the day. Caleb Hambrook looked after B string and Caleb and James Twallin ran well in 200m. James and Jean-Louis Plaatjies were second and third respectively in 400m. High quality 800m races saw David Clark fourth in A string and Isaac Jessop-Tranter third in B string. David was third in A string 1500m and Sammy Bennetts third in B string. Myles Caddell was fourth in A string 3000m with Tom Starck third in B string. Myles added a well-paced win in 3000m steeplechase later in the day.
Ryan Wells scored well all day, winning 100m hurdles, long jump, triple jump and B string javelin. Alex Wells and Leo Selcon Park scored useful points in shot, discus and hammer, and Ed Morris had a busy day with second in A string javelin and contributing well in 400m hurdles, high jump, long jump and triple jump.
The 4 x 100m team was fourth and the 4 x 400m team third.
The league works on a round-robin basis so the next match at Abingdon on June 18th sees the team competing against five different clubs.
Chiltern Harriers U13s and U15s got their league season going at the YDL LAG at Winchester on Sunday. In a tough league the club was seventh but there is potential to improve on that in subsequent matches with stronger turnouts.
It was a well organised meeting with electronic timing and it developed into a warm sunny afternoon.
The U15 Boys are the strongest Chiltern team this season and there were several wins and good performances. Emile Morti won A string hurdles in 13.24 with Taye Awuku-Chan winning B string in 13.65. The duo also ran well in 100 with Emile fourth in 12.44 in A string and Taye fifth in B string in a PB of 12.80. Ryan Allbrook ran a PB of 26.72 in 200m with Leo Sauer making his club debut in B string. Cameron McGuffin ran well for fourth in A string 300m with Dylan Rossi sixth in B string. Isaac Collier added to the wins with a PB of 2.08.51 in 800m and Dylan Rossi ran a big 800m PB in B string of 2.25.19. James Holdsworth was in a good 1500m, fourth in a season’s best 4.35.73. Charlie De Sousa ran a PB of 5.24.76 to be third in B string.
In the field there was a double win in high jump with Isaac Collier leading A string jumper with 1.56m and Ryan Allbrook winning B string with 1.45m. In long jump Taye was third in A string and Cameron second in B string. James and Leo looked after shot, Emile and Dylan discus, and James and Isaac javelin. The 4 x 100m relay team of Leo, Emile, Taye and Charlie was fifth and the 4 x 300m team of Isaac, Cameron, Dylan and James sixth.
Just five U15 girls took part, but all worked hard and there were some very good efforts. Abi Masters and Isla Dalby ran PBs in 100m and both also ran well in 200m. Issy Robinson had a great run to log a PB of 44.89 in 300m and also a PB of 2.24.61 in 800m. Evelyn Wildman ran a PB of 5.06.58 to be second in A string 1500m, with Zoe Aleksandrova also in PB shape to be third in B string. Abi and Zoe looked after long jump and Issy and Evelyn high jump. Isla did shot and Zoe javelin. The 4 x 300m team of Evelyn, Isla, Abi and Issy did very well to be third in 3.11.91.
The three U13 boys on show covered as much as they could with Luke Coultate running an 800m PB of 2.26.14 to be second. Luke also helped out in hurdles and javelin. Isaac Taylor made his club league debut with good efforts in 150m, 1200m, and long jump, and Kai Burgess tackled 75m, shot and javelin.
Zoe Partridge and Holly Knott ran well in 75m and 150m, both gaining PBs in 150m. Maya Davis ran a PB of 2.33.20 to be fifth in A string 800m with Bethan Lloyd also in PB form in B string. Kara Gorman ran a great time of 3.53.06 in 1200m but was only third in a very high quality race. Bethan Lloyd and Bronwen Harman were third in A and B string 70m hurdles respectively. Zoe and Kara helped in long jump, Holly and Nia Brown tackling high jump. Maya and Bronwen threw shot and Bethan and Bronwen javelin. The 4 x 100m team of Bronwen, Kara, Maya and Bethan were sixth.
The club were not far behind clubs in fourth, fifth and sixth but the team will need more numbers to avoid relegation this campaign.