There were a number of good performances by Bicester AC athletes at last Sandra Luke Memorial meeting held last Sunday at Horspath.  Athletes compete in three events and are awarded points on the basis of their performances in each discipline.  These are then converted into star awards where 5 star attainment is the highest.
Samuel Rayson was Bicester’s star performer on the day as he earned a 5 star award for his 222 point haul.  Rayson excelled in the 80m hurdles with another personal best with his time of 13mins 47secs just falling short of the national grade 4 standard.  Further significant points were gained by Rayson in the long jump and shot putt where his efforts of 4.86m and 7.94m respectively were both personal bests.
The individual performance of the day came from Amber Parker in the discus.  Parker not only achieved a significant new personal best throw of 25.98m but this was also a national grade 2 standard throw.  Parker also exceeded 9 metres again in the shot (9.10m) and her points haul in just two events earned her a 4 star award in the under 15 girl’s age group.
Bicester’s other 5 star performers on the day were Hollie Offord in the under 12 and Isla Bohannon in the under 13 girls’ age groups.  Offord jumped a new personal best in the Long Jump (3.89m) and also gained good points in the 70m hurdles (14.85s) and 200 metres (31.8s).  Bohannon has been in magnificent form in the 100 metres this year and she sprinted to a new personal best and national grade 4 time of 14.15secs as well to a new personal best time 13.67secs in the 70m hurdles.
Both Ben Groves and Michael Cadle  performed strongly in the under 14 boy’s age group achieving points hauls of 204 and 194 respectively for 4 star awards.  Cadle in the process achieved two big new personal bests in the high jump (1.35m) and 200 metres (29.49secs).  Freya McGinlay also earned 4 stars in the under 13 girl’s age group with three strong performances in the 200m (32.55s), 100m (15.53s) and shot (6.20m).
Isabelle Webb produced a strong run in the 800 metres (3mins 00.9secs) on her way to 4 stars in the under 11 girls age group.  And Jessica Garside jumped an impressive 3.41m in the Long Jump on her way to 4 stars in the same age group.  Other 4 star performers were Annie Rose Rose Willis (under 10 girls), Katie Groves (under 12 girls), Kyle Rayson (under 11 boys) and Django La Porter (under 12 boys).
Written by N Dolden