reports on cross country and sportshall


Chiltern league Cross country at Watford and Sportshall at Bicester 
                                                 WATFORD AND BICESTER ATHLETICS
   Skip Snelson provided the Banbury Harriers team with excellent start in this year’s opening fixture of the Apex Chiltern cross country league held at Casslobury Park Watford on Saturday. He came to the line in the first race with almost two hundred other under eleven year olds. As soon as the starter’s gun fired he took the positive attitude and went to the front, this he maintained all the way to the finishing line. This positive attitude over the four remaining fixtures will certainly give him the chance of claiming the title.
 The senior races later in the day also provided highlights for the club. In the senior ladies race Michelle Bartlett 7th and Ros Kelling 9th provided the platform for the club to claim poll position for the veteran ladies title. They received excellent support from Kerry Clarke, Lisa Ansell and Sandra Smith.
 In the men’s senior race the Tim Wright was first finisher for Harriers in 6th place. Also finishing in the top fifty for the club would be Simon Pritchard in 14th place and Tom McCrawl in 48th.
  This winters sports hall athletic league started on Sunday at Bicester, with a record breaking standing triple jump from under thirteen Evie Hawkins .The talented all round athlete jumping 6metres 88 centre metres and pairing up with Victoria Harte they easily claimed first place in the event. The under thirteen girls started the meeting winning the obstacle relay and the above duo combined with Lily Hamp, Maddy Cooper, Amelia Leonaduo and Shannon Dawes claiming both the other two relays and first team on the day.
 The under fifteen girls who have progressed through the age groups also claimed first place on the day. Each member of the team produced excellent performances all afternoon.
 The pick of the under eleven girls was Matilda Donaghy in both the speed bounce and three lap races.
Oliver Clamp and Giano Winkler produced the highlights for the boys in this age group and the team finished in contention for the season.
 Felix Noble easily came out on top of the two lap races and vertical jump in the under thirteen age group. Charlie Yates picked up good points in the triple jump and the duo won the parlauf relay.
 In the under fifteen age group Michael Dawes and Bailey Moulton gained good points in various events.    

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