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.