Josiah Edwards-Giraud was Bicester AC’s star turn in their latest Heart of England League Divison 3 fixture held at Banbury on 7th June as the team placed 3rd. Edwards – Giraud produced the throw of his life to win the under 13 javelin and his national grade 2 standard distance of 29.92metres propelled him to 28th place in the national rankings for the under 13 boy’s javelin. It was quite a day for Edwards-Giraud as he set a new personal best in the long jump (4.22m) to take that event as well.
Holly Griffiths -Brown was again in sparkling form in the under 15 girl’s 300 metres as she broke 44mins for only the 2nd time in clocking 43.8secs for a resounding victory. She was however just pipped in the long jump but still finished a competitive 2nd with a leap of 4.56m. Griffiths-Brown received good support in the 300 metres from the in form Molly Acton who was 2nd in the B string with a new personal best of 46secs. To round off a good day for Acton, she was also 3rd in her specialist event, the 800 metres, with another new personal best of 2mins 33.8secs.
The two Sams were in brilliant form in the under 11 boy’s events. Sam Lawson was a very good 2nd in the howler throwing 27.73m with clubmate Seoin Alexander winning the B event (23.98m). In the 600 metres Lawson got the better of Sam Rayson clocking 2mins 00secs to place 3rd in the A string but Rayson set a new personal best of 2mins 4.4secs in winning the B event. However Rayson produced the longer jump in the long jump competition with a new personal best leap of 3.44m to win the A string with Lawson taking the B event (3.22m).
Further good news in the long jump was made by ever improving Oscar Honour who set another new personal best jump of 4.57m in the under 15 boy’s event. Honour also set new personal bests in the 200 metres where he was 2nd in the B event (28.1secs) as well as the shot putt A string where he was also 2nd (7.76m). Honour received good support from Benjamin West in the long jump who took the B event with a leap of 4.17m. Then West showed his versatility as he ran a competitive race in the 1500 metres to take 2nd in 4mins 48.7secs; clubmate William Sims took the B event with 5mins 39.3secs). West also set a new personal best in the 300 metres clocking 43.3secs in placing 4th.
Jess Cherry was in sparkling form in woman’s throwing events. Although competing against older athletes Cherry placed 2nd in the woman’s shott putt with a new personal bets mark of 10.31m. She then smashed her previous best in the javelin with a throw of 22.50 metres placing her 3rd.
Amelia Cox continues to make pleasing progress in the 1500 metres and she set a new personal best mark of 5mins 41.3secs finishing 2nd in the under 13 event. Amy Gould also took 2nd place in the under 15 event clocking 5mins 29.4secs as well as picking up points in the javelin with 2nd in the B event with a new personal best throw of 12.47m. Her teammate Holly Hunter continued in sparkling form in the A event throwing 19.90 metres for 2nd place.
Lewys Jones was in good form in the under 17 B string javelin taking the event with a throw of 23.70m and William Sims achieved likewise in the under 15 boy’s event (20.27m). Emelia Sims was also a winner in the B javelin taking the under 13 event with a throw of 8.92m.
There were further good performances in the sprints with Thomas Kavanagh setting a new personal best (14.8secs) in winning the under 13 100 metres. Georgia Cordy took the under 13 girl’s B string 100 metres (15.5secs) with Charlotte Kavanagh achieving likewise in the under 11 girl’s 75 metres (11.9secs).