Bicester AC athletes were in action in Wednesday’s Oxon and Bucks Midweek Open meeting held at Horspath.  Isla Wooding competed in three events and had a successful evening with two new personal bests in the 70m hurdles and discus.  Wooding, competing in only her second ever discus competition, threw an under 13 national grade 4 distance of 15.54m.  Wooding also produced a new best in winning the 70m hurdles just missing out on a sub 14secs time (14.02secs).

Amber Busby has been one of the busiest athletes during the Summer.  She defeated two of her clubmates in a heat of the 200m with a new best clocking of 30.49secs, which was a national grade 4 time.  In the same race Grace Jarvey finished 4th (30.98secs) with Yasmine Sheppard 5th (31.17secs).  The same girls and Isla Wooding contested the 100m.  Sheppard finished 3rd in heat 2 with 14.68secs with Busby in 6th (14.83secs) and Wooding 7th (15.39secs).  Competing in another heat, Jarvey ran marginally quicker than Sheppard clocking 14.67secs.

Erlgean Appiahkorang-Mensah has also been one of Bicester’s busiest athletes in his first ever track and field season.  Appiahkorang-Mensah had already achieved national grade performances in four different events and on Wednesday he made it 5 clocking 5mins 9.22secs in his debut run over 1500 metres. 

Finley Colverson-Martin contested his first track race since 16 April and given the long absence did well to be just over 3secs slower than his April time clocking 4mins 40.18secs. 

There was success for Bicester in the second 1500 metre heat as Thomas Styles beat 8 other opponents to win in a new best time of 4mins 47.69secs which was only just short of a national grade 4 clocking.  His younger brother finished 3rd in the opening 1500 metre heat also in a new best time of 5mins 24.75secs.