There were several good performances from Bicester AC athletes representing their schools at the recently held Oxfordshire County Schools Championships which took place at Horspath. There was a superb new best leap of 4.64m for Georgia Bower in winning in the under 15 girl’s long jump. This was also a national grade 4 and EA level 6 time. Bicester’s Grace Jarvey was 7th in the same event with 3.84m. Bower just missed out on a top 3 finish in the 100m finishing 4th but with a new best of 13.2secs which was also a national grade 4 and EA level 6 effort. Jarvey contested the 200m where she was 10th fastest (29.7secs).
Naomi Ejiogu was also in personal best form in winning in the under 17 women’s 100m with a superb 12.90 secs which also equalled the under 17 lady’s club record held by two others and was also a national grade 4 and EA level 6 time. Django La Porte continues to run superbly in the 100m and he was a fine 2nd in the under 17 men’s 100 with another new best of 11.6secs which was also a national grade 4 and EA level 6 time. He was also 4th in the 200m where he clocked another best of 24.0secs which was a national grade 4 and EA level 5 effort.
Kyle Rayson competed in three events with perhaps his best effort attained in the under 17 men’s long jump where he finished runner up with a new best of 5.36m. Rayson also threw a respectable 21.02m for 2nd in the discus in what his first attempt at the discipline. Rayson also finished 3rd in the high jump clearing 1.50m.
There was a superb new best and national standard grade 4 and EA level 5 time for William Morris in the 800m where he finished 3rd with 2mins 14.7secs. And Anna Jolliffe was also 3rd in the under 17/20 women’s 1500 metres clocking 5mins 16.3secs.
There were two Bicester AC athletes in the Bucks County Championships. Angelica Bird produced a superb leap of 4.32m in the junior girl’s long jump, which was not only a best but good enough for 2nd in a massive field of 20 athletes. Bird also finished 6th in the high jump with a clearance of 1.25m which was also a new best. Bicester’s other competitor was Kate O Malley who was 14th in the junior girl’s 1,500 metres (6mins 0.3secs).