Bicester AC were a highly competitive 2nd in their latest division 2B match held at Tamworth last Sunday. There were a number of personal bests and high places as well as a smattering of club records broken. Millie Couzens has made a habit of setting new club records throughout the Summer and Sunday was no exception as she set new marks in 1200 metres and 70m hurdles. Couzens’s form over the middle distances has been excellent this Summer and she finished a fine 2nd in the under 13 1200 metres with one of her three national grade 2 efforts of the day. She went one better in the long jump posting a comfortable win with her 2nd best ever effort of 4.38m. And she was also 3rd in the 70 metres hurdles with a new personal best of 12.4secs.
Not to be outdone, brother Tom was also in outstanding form in the under 15 boy events setting three new personal bests. Once again he improved his personal best in the 800 metres where he finished runner up in 2m 20.9s. He was also 2nd in the 80 metre hurdles (13.9s) and 3rd in the long jump (4.77m). Bicester enjoyed the two best jumps in this competition as Jamil Welham matched Couzens’s jump to win the B string as well as finishing 4th in the 300 metres (41.7s). Oscar Honour did well in the under 15 throwing events which included two 3rd places in the shot (9.03m) and discus (20.20m). He was well supported by Joe Mimpress who was 2nd in all three events he contested, setting new personal bests in all of them including the javelin (19.77m), the shot (6.28m) and the high jump (1.30m). Max Nicolle placed 3rd in the A high jump (1.30m) as well as taking 3rd in the 1500 metres (4m 55.6s).
Lauren Garside set a new club record and personal best in winning the under 15 girl’s shot (8.03m) as well as placing 3rd in the long jump (4.30m). Amy Gould returned to somewhere near her best form with a new personal best placing 2nd in the under 15 girl’s 1500 metres (4m 22.9s). Gould also gained valuable points in the 75m hurdles where she won the B event (17.6s). Molly Acton has made steady improvement in her specialist event the 800 metres and she finished runner up in a season’s best time of 2m 30.3s. And there were good 2nd placings gained by Holly Hunter in the under 15 75m hurdles (14.7s) and Tia Brown who was 2nd in the B 200 metres (30.9s).
One of Bicester’s most consistent throwers this season has been Amber Parker and she enjoyed an exceptional weekend’s competition setting new personal bests in the under 13 girl’s javelin (17.58m) where she placed 3rd and the shot where was 2nd (6.58m). Erin Fabri overcame disappointment in the under 13 girl’s shot to place 3rd in the 75m with a new personal best of 12.3s and there was also a personal best for Rubie Silvester in the under 13 girl’s girls 150 metres (25.3s).
There was a double first for Bicester in the under 13 boy’s high jump with Thomas Whitley winning the A string (1.20m) and Samuel Rayson the B event (1.05m). Rayson also won the 75m hurdles (14.9s) supported by Michael Cadle 2nd in the B (17.7s). Whitley had a good afternoon with two new personal bests in the under 13 boy’s javelin (18.21m) and 1500 metres where he was 3rd in 5mins 38.1s. Sean Lock also set personal bests in the 800 metres (3rd in 2m 42.6s) and 4th in the B shot (4.04m).