Oxon league report


Banbury track & field event

Banbury athletes produced some good performances in the Oxon league meeting last Saturday. On a surprisingly warm day it was great to see so many athletes in action as the North Oxfordshire Academy track hosted this final event of the season.

The boy’s quad kids teams were outstanding on the day with both under-9’s and under-11 teams taking first place in their respective ages. In the under-9’s Leo Anderson and Max Galloway finished first and second respectively with Adam McLaren Dobbie 4th and Oliver Dixon 7th to complete the team victory. Leo’s sprint of 11.8 and his long jump of 3.59 stood out and his 600m, completed in 2.05.7, was equally impressive. Max was not far behind in all 4 disciplines with his 12.4 sprint and 2.08.9 600m standing out. Adam pushed them both all the way with a howler of over 20m and a wonderful 600m of 2.03.3.

The under-11 boys had 13 Harriers taking part and like the under-9’s took first place in the team competition. Max Lloyd-Thomas took first place followed by Ethan Aldous in second, Archie Jones in 3rd and Jordan Broersma in 5th. There were excellent performance across the team but Ethan’s 600m in 1.56.8 gained the biggest score of the day with Max’s Howler of 35.15m gaining the second most points. It looks like there is a big future for a lot of this group and they are certainly an age group to keep an eye on.

The girl’s under-11 team also had some strong performances finishing 3rd overall. Raegan Sellers produced a great 600m in 2.12.9 to finish 6th in the overall rankings and Tilly Lainchbury also performed well in the same event finishing in 2.15.3. Katie Corbett produced consistent performances across all 4 disciplines but was most notable with a long jump of 3.35m, finishing just one centimetre behind Raegan.

In the under-13 girl’s track the stand out performance came from Tegan Armstrong who won the 70m hurdles in 13.50 and the team of Armstrong, Emelina Darvell, Matilda Donaghy and Maia Cook took the win in the 4x100m relay. In the field Darvell triumphed in the long jump leaping 3.84m and then in the shot with a put of 6.99m.

For the boy’s under-13’s Giano Winkler won the B-string 100m in a strong time of 14.80 and Chris Charles was just piped into second in the 200m A-string finishing in 30.20. Stan Bull ran a good 800m for second place in 2.35.3 and the boys also won their 4x100m relay with Charles and Winkler teaming up with Callum Davies and Oliver Clamp. In the field Chris Charles took 2nd in the long jump with 4.13m and was also second in the javelin throwing 25.12m In the under-15 girls Tia Williams put in an excellent 1500m, destroying the field to win in 05.03.3.Maddison Cooper, Lily Hamp and Sydney Sellers all put in strong performances across multiple disciplines to gain valuable points for the team.

In the under-15 boys Felix noble was classified 2nd in the 100m despite gaining the same time as the winner with 12.40 and then amazingly suffered exactly the same fate in the 200m finishing with an excellent time of 25.10! Blaine Carpenter produced a composed run in the 1500m finishing 3rd in a very good time of 4.53.5.

In the woman’s under-17 event Abbey Anson took victory in the 100m with a time of 13.10 and Rebecca Scott took 3rd in the 300m with a time of 44.70. The pair also teamed up with Sophie Kelso and Paige Cooper to triumph in the 4x100m relay.  Over in the field Scott took 2nd in the long jump with 4.67m and 2nd also in the high jump on count back. Anson took 2nd in the shot with 8.74m and Paige Cooper secured the B-string event with 7.78m.

In the men’s under-17 Jack Davis stormed to victory in the 100m in

12.40 with Mathew Hall taking the B-string in 12.50. In the field Michael Dawes easily won the discus with 34.25m.

Will Knox 

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