Three of Bicester’s best performing athletes made the long journey to Crawley for the Crawley AC open meeting held during the August Bank Holiday.  All three came away with impressive new personal bests.

Samuel Rayson has been close to a national grade 1 performance in the under 15 boy’s high jump and he achieved this landmark at Crawley with a clearance of 1.74m for second place.  This was 4cms higher than he had ever jumped before and moved him to equal 25th in the national rankings.  Rayson achieved a further new best in his debut run in the 300 metres (43.77m) as well as leaping a national grade 4 mark in the Long Jump (5.27m).

Jack Green set a new club record in the under 11 boy’s 600 metres beating the previous mark which had stood for over 20 years.  Green finished runner up and his time of 1mins 53.3secs was over a second inside the old club record mark and 2 seconds faster than his previous best.  Green has made a massive stride forward in the long jump and finished a fine 4th with a leap of 3.63m.  Green also clocked 12.58ssecs in the 75metres.

Kyle Rayson also competed in three events and was rewarded with a new personal best finishing 4th in the under 13 boy’s Long Jump with 3.99m.  Rayson also took in the sprints with clockings of 14.87secs and 30.93secs in the 100 and 200 metre races respectively.

Just one Bicester AC competitor made the trip to Milton Keynes for their meeting held on Sunday.  Isla Bohannon threw the hammer out to a new personal best mark of 22.70m and 2nd place in the under 15 girl’s competition.  Bohannon, who normally competes in the sprints, had a rare excursion out in the 800 metres where she clocked 3misn 4.4secs as well as throwing 14.10m in the discus.

Written by N Dolden.