YDL report


Last week's visit to Corby, our home meeting and Sandra Luke at Horspath

                                                                      YDL ATHLETICS

 Development League produced the perfect ending to a day for them that they had controlled throughout. When he launched the discus out 51m 20cm in the last event, that distance achieved him the third farthest by a under twenty year old in the UK this season.

 He achieved this in his fifth throw of six after increasing the distances with each throw. Earlier he had won both the hammer and the shot in this age group. The double was achieved for the club in this event when Nathan Grieveson won the “B” string.

 The meeting held at the North Oxon Academy on Sunday saw the team collect a host of other wins. Also in the field events Alex Brown won both the javelin and long jump, with a season’s best just short of 6metres in the latter.

 Alfie Rowett won the “B” string long jump and after gained wins in both the 100m and 200m, in the longer race his time only a fifth of a second outside his personal best.  Tom Wain gained wins in both the “B” races and joined by Brown and Liam Grieveson the team won the 4x100m relay.

 Luke Sherlock gained wins in the 400metres and 800metres, the one lap race close to his personal best.

In the girls events Hannah Cousins won both the 100m hurdles and 200metres. She and Chloe Thompson also dominated the throwing events.  

 On the previous day the younger members of Banbury Harriers travelled to Corby for a fixture in the same league and came third of the six competing teams.

  The team also achieved a number of good performances in the 100metre races there were wins for Abbey Anson and Jake Stickley and in the 200metres for Seb Hartwell and Lily Hamp. The 300metre races also produced wins for Hamp and Rebecca Scott and the under fifteen girls won the 4x100metre relay.

 In the field Paige Cooper won the shot, discus and hammer. Excellent winning personal bests came from Shannon Dawes in the javelin and Harry Askew in the boys hammer.

 In the younger age group Maddy Cooper gained personal bests in both the 75 and 150 metres.

 On Sunday the young Banbury Harrier athletes travelled to Horspath for the Sandra Luke Memorial meeting. Amongst a number of good performances there were excellent bests for Christopher Charles and Ollie Clamp in several of the boy’s events and Lucy Thompson in the girls.

In the older age group the pick of the performances came from Helen Dubber, Victoria Harte and Rebecca Scott.



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