Report on Heart of England


Last weekends home fixture

                                                 HEART OF ENGLAND ATHLETICS LEAGUE

A record breaking win for Emily Thompson contributed to Banbury Harriers retaining their Division One status in the Heart of England Athletic League at the North Oxon Academy on Saturday.

 The meeting produced three club records in total, Thompson record coming in the under fifteen girls 300metres, also in this age group Abbey Anson lowered her 100metre to 12.8seconds. The third came the way of the under seventeen boy’s in a very competitive 4x100relay.

Every member of the team in all age groups pulled together to maintain the status in a division that as produced high quality in all of the three fixtures.

  In the under fifteen girl’s, Banbury Harriers have certainly matched the best this summer in various competitions and in this league they have received their reward by capturing the overall title.

 Thompson set the pattern on Saturday when early on winning the 800metres with ease. Her record win later in the 300metres, was produced with real determination. This was when having to come off the final bend trailing the Stratford athlete, she found an extra gear and powered to the line.

 Anson record came when finishing second, one tenth of second behind a talented athlete from the Amber Valley club. She later made it an even better day when winning the 200metres in a swift 27.0seconds.   

 The two claimed the records but others also produced a string of first or seconds in the eight club contest. Helen Dubber in both the 100metres and 75metre hurdles, Sophia Daenen in 200m, long jump and Javelin. There were also top three places for Victoria Harte, Paige Cooper, Shannon Dawes and Rebecca Scott.

 The under seventeen boys also had other successes, with Luke Sherlock collecting a double win in both the 800 and 1500metres. Alfie Rowett was also in good in the sprints and he received good support from Nathan Grieveson and Michael Dawes.

 The highlights of the performances in under fifteen boys came from the long jumping of Seb Hartwell and a gutsy run from Ben Brown in the 400metres.

In the under thirteen age group both Cameron Corbett and Jake Maudsley stood out in both the shot and javelin with excellent wins and a big personal best for Maddy Cooper in the girls long jump of close to 4metres.

  The under eleven’s is run as a separate competition alongside the other age groups. With medals presented for the best three performances in four events over the three fixtures. Oliver Clamp was in fine form in all three fixtures gaining medals in both the 75metres and long jump.  



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