Bicester AC contested the second round of their division 3 Heart of England track and field fixture last Saturday held in Nuneaton.  Bicester had 12 athletes covering the four age groups and did not field any athletes in the under 13 categories.  Bicester eventually finished 7th in the overall table out of the 8 competing teams.  However they finished top team in the under 11 boy’s category and were a close 3rd in the under 17 men’s competition.  Despite the small Bicester contingent there were several excellent performances, but the results will need ratification as the event did not have a licenced starter.

Bicester AC’s Zachary O’ Regan was in superb form in the under 11 competition with an excellent win in the howler, adding over 5 metres to his previous best with a new best of 32.27m.  O Regan also knocked over 9 secs off his best in winning the 600m with his first ever sub 2 minute clocking (1mins 58.0secs).  There was also a win for O’Regan in the B string long jump and another personal best (3.31m).  There were also three best performances from Oliver Jarvey with 2nds in the 75 metres (11.4secs) and long jump (3.42m).  Jarvey also won the B howler with a new furthest throw of 27.95m.  And there was a best for Charlie Simpson in his win in the B 600m (2mins 8.3secs).

Erlgean Appiahkorang-Mensah achieved a double first with wins in the under 15 boy’s shot putt (6.48m) and a furthest ever leap in the long jump (4.84m).  He also finished an eye catching 2nd in the 800m with 2mins 14.4secs, which if ratified, is a national grade 4 clocking and an England Athletics (EA) level 5 performance. 

Django La Porte won the under 17 men’s A string 100m (12.0secs) and also produced his first ever 5 metre plus long jump taking 2nd with 5.36m as well as throwing 21.86m for 3rd place in his first ever javelin competition.  Kyle Rayson won both the under 17 men’s  A string shot (8.10m) as well as winning the B string 100m (13.0secs).

Georgia Bower won the under 15 girl’s long jump with an EA level 5 leap of 4.34m.  There was also a new best and win for Bower in the A shot putt (6.66m).  Grace Jarvey won the B long jump with 3.87m and also finished runner up in the A string javelin with a best throw of 9.58m.  Anna Jolliffe ran a season’s best finishing 2nd in the under 17/20 women’s 1500m clocking 5mins 9.1secs. Bicester has three girls in the under 11 girl’s competition two of whom were making their competitive athletic debuts.  Hannah Parsons bettered both of her previous bests in the 600m (2mins 18.8secs) where she finished  6th and the howler where she finished 3rd (15.92m).  The latter, if ratified, is the longest howler throw by a Bicester female athlete this season.  Ruby Majonga made a promising debut with a good 3rd in the A 75m (12.5secs) as well as finishing 3rd in the B howler with a good throw of 14.06m.  And Anna O Meara, also making her debut competed in three events which included a promising 3rd in the B 600m (2mins 24.1secs).