Young Jack Green was the star at last Sunday’s Radley AC open Track and Field competition. Bicester AC have not even started outdoor training yet but with the County Championships held in early May this was an invaluable competition giving competing athletes a much needed fitness boost. Green, competing in only his second ever quad competition, produced some scintillating performances to beat 22 other competitors in winning the under 11 boy’s quad competition. In the process Green set three new personal bests amassing an impressive 69 points with a new personal best mark in the 600 metres (2mins 1.59s). Green also threw the longest Vortex of the day (31.03m) as well as setting further personal bests in the 75 metres (12.0secs) and Long Jump (3.09m).
Bicester had three other individual winners. Samuel Rayson jumped an impressive grade 3 height of 1.60m to win the under 15 boy’s high jump. He augmented that performance with 3rd in the 80m hurdles and a new personal best of 13.17secs as well as putting 7.63m for 4th place in the shot putt. Hollie Offord was a very impressive winner of the under 13 girl’s Long Jump beating a huge field of 19 athletes with a leap of 3.89m only 2cm shy of her personal best. Offord was also 7th in the 200 metres (31.66secs). And Tia Brown showed that she had wintered well with a win in the under 17 lady’s 200 metres (28.92) and 2nd in the 100 metres (13.54secs).
Kyle Rayson, who has moved up an age group this year, performed well to produce the 8th fastest time in the under 13 boy’s 100 metres (14.41m). Rayson was also 5th in the 75m hurdles (15.58s) and 13th in the Long Jump 3.46m. Michael Cadle was in splendid form in the under 15 boy’s 300 metres finishing 4th in a new personal best of 45.80secs and equalled his personal best in the high jump (1.35m) finishing runner up.
There was a promising Bicester track and field debut from Alyssa Porter who was 6th fastest out of the 22 competitors un the under 13 girl’s 100 metres (15.12secs) as well as producing a leap of 3.25m for 10th in the Long Jump. Isla Bohannon, moving up to an older age group, was 14th fastest out of 30 athletes in the under 15 girl’s 100 metres (14.24secs) and Django La Porte was 6th in the under 13 boy’s 75m hurdles (16.99secs).
Written by N Dolden