There were some very good Bicester AC performances at last weekend’s Heart of England Division 3 match at Saffron.  The provisional results placed Bicester in 2nd place in the team competition but this along with the individual results is yet to be confirmed.  There was a new club record for Amelia Cox in the under 15 ladies 1500 metres where she finished 2nd in 5mins 7.2secs.

Wins were hard to come but several of the Bicester contingent produced fine individual efforts.  Under 13 girl Jennifer Critchley, in her first season with the club,  produced a fine effort in her first competitive 800 metres where she finished 3rd with 2mins 40.3secs which propelled to the top of this season’s Bicester girl rankings.  Critchley also showed commendable all-round ability with 2nd in the B 70m hurdles (15.0secs) as well winning the B javelin (12.73m), also her first competitive attempts at these disciplines.

Zacharia Singer set a trio of personal bests in the under 15 boy’s events winning the A 300 metres (42.1secs) and the B string shot putt (6.73m) as well as finishing 4th in the 200 metres (26.8secs).  Also, in the under 15’s, Ben Groves enjoyed his best season’s competition with season best efforts all round.  He produced an impressive new personal best leap of 1.48m to win the high jump and followed that with a 2nd place in the shot (7.03m) as well as taking 3rd in the B Long Jump (4.21m).

Annie Jolliffe produced a run of real promise in the under 13 girl’s B string 1500m with 2nd place and a new personal best of 5mins 28.9secs.  And there was an impressive new personal best for under 13 girl Emily Horring who continues to progress in the javelin where she finished 2nd with 16.65m.  Other personal bests in the under 13 girl events included Hollie Offord who was 2nd in the 70m hurdles (14.2secs) and Isla Bohannon who finished 2nd in the 100 metres (14.1. secs).  Also, in the under 13 girl events, Charlotte Kavanagh produced a good leap of 1.20m for 2nd in the high jump as well as running a season’s best placing 3rd in the 200 metres (31.2secs).  And once again Freya McGinlay was in fine form in the shot where she finished 2nd with a putt of 6.49m.

Georgia Usher set a new personal best in the under 15 girl’s high jump with a winning leap of 1.33m.  She also set a season’s best in finishing 4th in the 800 metres (2mins 45.2secs).  Amy Willis was also a winner as she set a personal best time of 14.1secs in the 75m hurdles.  And Amber Parker continued her fine from this season winning the under 15 girl’s shot with 8.60m with Ruby Silvester taking the B event (6.29m).   Michael Cadle continues to be very competitive over a range of different disciplines winning the under 15 boy’s javelin (17.36m) as well as the B string 300 metres (48,6secs).

The under 13 boys found the competition quite hard but Jacob Gough was in impressive form again in the shot where he won with a putt of 6.60m.  He followed this up with a fine 2nd in the javelin (22.07m) with newcomer Lewis Standage taking 2nd in the B event (9.91m).  Sami Singer also ran a new personal best in winning the  B 800 metres with 2mins 49.8secs.

In the under 11 competition there were two new personal bests for Isabella Webb as she ran the fastest 600 metres by a Bicester girl this season finishing 2nd (2mins 5.3secs) as well as producing the furthest howler throw by a Bicester girl (16.38m) where she was also 2nd.  Jessica Garside won the A string Long Jump (3.37m) and Jasmine Hendon the B 600 metres (2mins 7.3secs).  Kyle Rayson produced Bicester’s best effort in the under 11 boy’s competition finishing 2nd in the 75m (11.7secs).

In the older age groups Tia Brown was again in excellent form winning the under 17 lady’s long jump (4.03m) as well as producing a new personal best and fastest time by a Bicester female this season finishing 2nd in the 200 metres (28.4secs).  Brown was also 2nd in the 100 metres (13.5secs).  Joseph Rayner finished 3rd in the under 17 men’s long jump (5.18m) as well as running the fastest time by a Bicester man this season over 400 metres (60.7secs).

Written by N Dolden