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.