Bicester AC took the 2nd round of the Sportshall League fixture held recently in Wheatley by storm as they won four out of the six team events finishing 2nd and 3rd in the other two.

The Bicester AC under 13 boy’s team finished 3rd in round 1.  They were involved in a closely fought competition with Oxford City and Banbury the result of which went down to the wire.  Just six points separated the first three teams with Bicester emerging on top with 48 points.  This included a new league record for the Wheatley six lap event with Cyrus Ariana emerging triumphant in a time of 1mins 46.0secs.  Ariana successfully combined with sportshall debutant Harry Spencer to collect top points in the six-lap event.  Kayden Curtis enjoyed better fortunes here than round 1 winning two events.  Curtis and Jayden Beadle produced the two longest marks in the standing long jump both jumping 2.02m, And Curtis then combined with Finlay Haynes to run out easy winners of the shot with Curtis producing a promising 6.74m in his first ever competition.  However, he was no match for Haynes who produced his best shot putt, indoors or outdoors, with the longest putt of the competition (7.33m).  Finley Harrell combined with Spencer to finish 2nd in the 8 laps paarlauf (2mins 18.2secs).

There was a good scrap between Oxford City AC and Bicester AC in the under 15 girl’s competition with Bicester emerging on top with 241 points.  Bicester had the joint top individual athlete, Georgia Bower, with 57 points.  Bower enjoyed a comprehensive win in the 2 lap event with 29.2secs.  Grace Jarvey was the equal 3rd highest points scorer with 53 points including a top score in the speed bounce of 80.  Bicester’s third scorer was Yasmine Sheppard whose best effort was the shot where she finished 2nd with a best ever putt of 7.13m.  Jessica Shepherd was Bicester’s 4th scorer with her best event the speed bounce where she finished 5th with a score of 70.  Other Bicester competitors were Lily Spencer whose efforts included a 6th in the shot (5.82m) and Erin Horseman who was 7th in the standing long jump (1.80m).        

The under 11 boys produced another imperious win in their team event with 44 points.  The combination of Oliver Jarvey, Felix Cassidy, Charlie Simpson and Levi Fulcher emerged victorious in the 1 lap event clocking 63.70secs.  This included the two quickest times of the competition from Charlie Simpson (15.30secs) and Oliver Jarvey (15.40secs).  Simpson also produced the highest individual score in the speed bounce with a score of 57.  There was a win for Bicester in the three lap event with Oliver Jarvey and Zach O Regan combining for a 99.90secs clocking.  Bicester were also joint winners of the standing long jump with Levi Fulcher and Brendan Kelly combining for a total jumped length of 3.43m.  Bicester’s other under 11 boy competitors included Sam Wilson, Alfieri Akin-Olugbade, Felix Cassidy and they combined with Brendan Kelly to finish 3rd in the obstacle relay.

Bicester’s other win came in the under 11 girl’s competition was an improvement on their first-round effort.  They got the better of a close fought tussle with Banbury with the 4 by 1 lap relay proving pivotal.  Both the first team of Emilia Beadle, Ruby Majonga, Brianna Senior and Olivia Neptune and the second team comprising Lorelei Whelan, Marisa Allum, Hannah Parsons and Olivia Maxwell produced the fastest times in their respective first and second team events (64.0secs and 70secs) for a combined clocking of 134.4secs.  The team of Neptune, Senior, Majonga and Beadle combined for a win in the 1 lap event (66.30secs) with Neptune 2nd fastest individual at 15.80secs.  And Senior, Maxwell, Whelan and Allum combined for the best combined number of speed bounces at 185 with Marissa Allum achieving the equal 2nd highest score of 48.

The under 13 girls collected two wins on their way to 3rd place in the under 13 girl’s team competition.  They started off their events with a spectacular win in the obstacle relay provided by the quartet of Liv Babister, Grace Fulcher, Aaliyah Beadle and Meriel Woodrow.  Aaliyah was making her competitive debut and produced a superb standing long jump (1.95m), the equal 2nd highest leap in the competition and along with Lily Childs (1.83m) were equal first in the standing long jump (3.78m).

The under 15 boys were 2nd in their competition.  There was a superb effort from Erlgean Appiahkorang-Mensah as he finished with the equal highest number of points (59) including two wins in the triple jump (6.70m) and 4 lap event (59.4secs) as well as finishing 2nd in the shot with one of his best ever putts of 8.09m.  Appiahkorang-Mensah also combined with Thomas Perry to take 2nd place in the paarlauf (2mins 7.0secs).