Oxon league



The sun was out to help conclude another Oxon league season on Sunday. In the warm conditions at Horspath highlights for Harriers in the team events were a first and second place finish for the U15 and U17 girls respectively and third place finishes for all three boys teams across U13’s, U15’s and U17’s.

Individually in the U13 girls Amelia Leondiou claimed both a strong 2nd in the 70m hurdles and then added a 1st place finish in the B string 100m. In the field events Emelina Darvell claimed 2nd in the shot with 5.88m and Matilda Donaghy claimed 2nd in the discus with 16.49m. Harriers also scored well in the discus B string event with Laura Berrie claiming an excellent first place.

In the U15’s Abbey Anson comfortably won the 100m supported by Helen Dubber who was 2nd in the B string. Abbey then completed the sprint double winning the 200m by exactly half a second. In the 300m Emily Thompson won the 300m before showing her quality in the 1500m and easily winning by over 30 seconds. Helen Dubber returned to the track to clinch the 75m hurdles in 11.90 seconds before joining the sprint relay team of Rebecca Scott, Abbey Anson and Paige Cooper to win again in the 4x100m. In the U15 field events Abbey also claimed an excellent second place in the shot with 8.49 and in the U17 girls there were wins in the 100m A and B string races for Naomi Anderson and Drew Lenihan and also an excellent first place for Sam Phillips in the 80m hurdles.

Stanley Bull completed a 3rd place finish in the u13 boys 800m running 2.39.73 before Owen Knox comfortably won the 1500m in 5.07. Theo Williams hurdled well for a 2nd place finish in the 75m hurdles producing a time of 15.50 and was well supported by Morgan Young who won the B string in 16.50.

In the U15’s Jake Stickley ran a quick 100m to win the B-string in 12.60 before Seb Hartwell was just pipped into second place in the 200m A-string event. Benjamin Brown won well in the 300m in a time of 41.70 before Blaine Carpenter ran strongly in the 1500m to claim 3rd place in 5.04.53. In the field much success was found in the long jump pit with Seb Hartwell and Jake Stickley claiming first place in the A and B string events respectively, both returned to action in the High jump to secure two further second place finishes.


Quality was on show in the U17 Men as Michael Quinn became the second Harrier of the day to win a sprint double when taking victory in the 100m and 200m races. Luke Sherlock then stormed home in the 400m before returning and running clear in the 1500m to win in 4.35.78. Gregor Kelling ably supported in the B-String 1500m finishing first in 4.41.66 whilst in the discus Charlie Shepherd finished a close second with a very good throw of 24.35. 

In the Quad events Christopher Charles won the U11 boys competition during which he completed both a sub 2 minute 600m and a long jump of 4 meters exactly. He was closely followed in second place by Oliver Clamp who also excelled across the four events, particularly in the long jump where he achieved a leap of 4.05m. In the girls U11’s event Tegan Armstrong finished a creditable fifth place closely followed in seventh place by Elizabeth Anderson. Whilst in the U9’s girls event Caitlin Dubber finished third overall and was followed in fifth place by another promising young harrier Eimear Moss. Ethan Aldous finished second overall in the boys U9 event after producing an outstanding 600m run of 2 minutes and 3 seconds.

Many thanks must to go to Ann for all her work organising the team over the season. Although it is the athletes who produce the results the opportunity to compete in the first place would not always be there without her dedication and hard work.


Thanks to Will for doing this report. 


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