Athletics Report


Midland league and U15/20 inter county

                                                     MIDLAND ATHLETICS LEAGUE

Kyle Ennis ever emerging talent and a higher committed team performance from Banbury Harriers provided the highlights for the club in the Midland League fixture on Saturday at the North Oxon Academy. This more than compensated the anticipated relegation which had developed from the results of the previous fixtures.

 Ennis performances in both the 100 and 200metres caught the eye of every one attending. He had   won both of these events at the previous two fixtures in fast times and ideal conditions, how would he perform on a damp track and possible falling rain? The answer came in the first of these races the 200metres.  A near perfect start he, then controlled his rhythm around the bend and then increased the power all the way to the finishing line, to win the race in 21.4seconds.

   His day finished anchoring the 4x100mertre relay team home to victory, the time just short of a club record. This achieved certainly by the excellent contributions of Alfie Rowett, Sam Hook and Tom Wain.

 Rowett also in the “B” string of the 200metres had again showed his talent winning also against the talented Pryce an excellent scalp for the sixteen year old.  He later ran a season best in the 400metres gaining good points.

 Nathan Grieveson making his debut a senior level, will have gathered confidence after  producing the best throw of the day in the javelin, his winning throw with the senior implement 42m 41cm.

 Perris Wilkins again showed why he can match most in the League with the discus winning the “A” string. Gareth Aldous making a return to league athletics claimed the “B” string the pair also collected good points in the other throws.

 The ladies also had good performances with Shana and Shannon Parker in the long, triple and high jump.  In the throws there were wins for Claire Goodwin in the javelin and Ali Workman in the hammer. In all throwing events Megan Davies and Chloe Thompson added high points.

 The final points score giving a result of fourth place on the day not sufficient for Banbury Harriers to avoid relegation. 

                                   SOUTH OF ENGLAND AA U15/20 INTER COUNTY CHAMPIOSHIPS

Seven of Banbury Harriers members represented the Oxfordshire in these championships at Hendon on Sunday .With all of them gaining high positions in their events against opposition from seventeen other counties.

 Alfie Rowett after the previous day in the Midland League produced enough in his heat of the 200metres to make the final and although he was disappointed with his time still finished in sixth place.

 The other six being all under fifteen girls with three of them in competing in field events and three on the track. Rebecca Scott in the high jump came fourth just short of a season’s best. Evie Hawkins finished an excellent fifth in the long jump, also close to her best. Shannon Dawes in the javelin increased her best in the javelin by almost three metres, with a throw of 29m 27cm.

 On the track Helen Dubber, Abbey Anson and Emily Thompson all reached the finals of their events, with Dubber claiming third place in the 75metre hurdles.

 In the Oxford City AC quad kids fixture Ollie Clamp gained enough points in all events to claim second place in the under eleven boy’s age group.





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