Team South Bucks, a composite team featuring U17 and U20 athletes from Chiltern Harriers and Wycombe Phoenix, took part in their first Youth Development League match of the season at Eton on Sunday.
On a grey, warm, muggy afternoon the South Bucks athletes put in a great performance to come second behind Windsor but ahead of Reading, Aylesbury and Oxford.
Due to covid the timetable was restricted with around half the normal number of events.
Angus Williams and Max McGarvie has a busy and successful day. Angus won A string 1500m in 4.15.75 and A string javelin in 20.16m, and was third in A string shot with 7.48m; whilst Max won B string 1500m in 4.16.08, B string javelin with 11.20m and B string shot with 7.18m. Keelan Welch was third in A string 200m in 24.30 with Marko Stankovic fourth in B string in 26.23 whilst Finn Hobson was fourth in A string 400m in 58.68 and Luke Kempton fourth in B string in 58.48. Dominic Symonds ran non-scoring in 60.44. Luke Martin was third in A string 3000m in a PB of 9.56.33 and Jamie Carruthers third in B string in his debut at the event in 10.05.98. Marko Stankovic was second in A string high jump with 1.65m, Finn Hobson second in B string with 1.55m. The 4 x 400m team of Angus, Max, Finn and Tam Mango was fourth in 4.00.01.
Jemima Hay was third in A string 100m in 13.75 with Charlotte Rigby third in B string with 13.66. In 800m Cerys Vico was fourth in 2.27.81 in A string whilst Maddie Hughes was second in B string in 2.28.49. Orla Williams ran non-scoring in 2.29.49. Lily Holt had a successful day with A string wins in 100m hurdles (15.55) and long jump (5.17m). Jemima Hay won B string long jump with 4.98m. Hannah Wells and Orla Williams teamed up for wins in discus and hammer, Hannah winning A string with 27.96m and 37.45m respectively, and Orla winning B string with 13.42m and 5.73m. In 1500m steeplechase Holly Henderson was second in a PB of 5.13.34 and Mia Caddell won B string in a big PB of 5.40.05. Sophie Thomas ran 6.16.24 in non-scoring. Holly goes fourth in the U17 national rankings with this time. The 4 x 100m relay team of Cerys, Charlotte, Jemima and Sian Vico was third in 52.99.
In 200m Tam Mango was fourth in A string in 24.65, Noah Hobson fourth in B string in 27.01. In 400m Thomas Askey was third in A string in 54.66 and Matthew Evans fourth in B string in 58.75. Thomas and Matthew teamed up for 1500m with Thomas fourth in A string with 4.25.67 and Matthew fourth in B string in 4.45.66. Raihan Lenoire ran an excellent debut over 3000m to win A string in 9.24.55 and Sammy Bennetts got a PB of 9.48.30 to be second in B string. Ryan Wells excelled in the field with wins in A string triple jump 12.69m and shot 10.77m, and was second in high jump with 1.60m. Noah Hobson won B string triple jump with 10.52m. The 4 x 400m relay team of Thomas, Matthew, Raihan and Sammy was second in 3.47.55.
Against a strong headwind Jemma Thomson was third in A string 100m with 13.23 and Christina Poulson second in B string in 13.55. Amy Hogbin was third in A string 800m with 2.28.66 but Tia Lomas had to pull up with injury, In non-scoring Charlotte Docwra ran a PB of 2.32.35 and Ellie Shield ran well to log 2.33.22. Jess Cook was third in A string 80m hurdles with 15.09 and third in B string 300m hurdles with 54.75. Rufaro Chikwanda was third in B string 80m hurdles and third in A string 300m hurdles in 52.80. Tia Lomas was third in A string long jump with 4.36m. In 1500m steeplechase Olivia Brown and Abbie Henderson won A and B string respectively in PBs of 5.14.64 and 5.18.45, putting them fifth and seventh in national rankings. Maddie Hughes helped out in throws, third in A string hammer in 8.72m and fourth in A string discus with 14.08m. The 4 x 100m relay team of Jemma, Christina, Amy and Rufaro was second in 51.58.
The next meeting is at Eton on July 25th where the South Bucks team will again hope to do well in a match that will feature a full timetable.