A small but select band of Bicester AC athletes earned selection for their County (Oxfordshire) at last weekend’s South of England AA U15/U20 Inter County Track and Field Championships staged at Horspath.

There was a spendlid new personal best for Joseph Rayner competing in the under 15 boy’s long jump. Rayner produced a national grade 4 effort of 5.22m earning him 9th place. Sam White capped a fine season with 3rd place in his heat of the 300 metres, also with a grade 4 clocking of 41.01secs. And under17 athlete Ben West completed a trio of national graded efforts in the under 20 men’s race finishing 8th in 4min 20.78secs. However there was disappointment for Keiran Finch in the under 20 men’s high jump as he failed to clear his opening height of 1.60m.

Written by N Dolden.