Four Bicester AC athletes were in action in the first of the season’s Oxon and Bucks midweek track and field open meeting held last Wednesday at Horspath.  These events are open to all age groups and the races are seeded based on past times so that athletes of similar ability compete together.  Two of Bicester’s athletes were placed in heat 2 of the 100m with Django La Porte and Kyle Rayson taking on 6 other athletes.  In the event it was a Bicester one two with La Porte victorious with a massive new best of 12.02secs which was 0.63secs faster than his previous best set in 2022.  Kyle Rayson was running his first sprint race since 2021 and his time of 12.15 secs was 0.73secs faster than his previous best.

Also, in action in the sprints was Gorgia Bower who was in heat 3 of the 100m.  She ran close to her best in finishing equal 4th with a 13.67secs clocking.  Bower also competed in the long jump where she produced a best leap of 4.11m for 6th place, her 2nd best ever leap.  Bower ran close to her best in the 200m where she was 7th in her heat with 30.22secs.   

Bicester’s other competitor was Erlgean Appiahkorang-Mensah who was having his third competitive track and field meeting of the season.  Appiahkorang-Mensah got a very useful short distance workout in his first ever attempt at 300m where he won his heat in a promising 43.07secs.  Appiahkorang-Mensah also competed well in the long jump with a best leap of 4.40m, good enough for 4th place.