Bicester AC found the competition tough in their second round Youth Development League Lower Age (Midland North East 2A) fixture held at Solihull on 30th May as they finished 7th on the day. This did not stop the in form Millie Couzens from achieving a new personal best in the under 13 70 metre hurdles (13.5secs) where she was 2nd . Couzen’s other victory came in what was a very competitive long jump with a leap of 4.04m.
It was another excellent day in the under 15 events for Holly Griffiths -Brown who continues to close in on the club championship long jump record as she placed 2nd with a personal best and national grade 3 mark of 4.72m. Griffiths-Brown equalled her recently set high jump club record soaring to 1.50 metres and victory but she just failed in her quest for 300 metre victory despite running her second fastest time (44.1secs). Griffiths- Brown received good support from Paige Scarlett in the high jump who won the B event with a new personal best height of 1.25m.
Bicester’s under 15 girls were in excellent form in the javelin as Holly Hunter smashed her personal best once again with a national grade 4 standard of 23.20m which placed her 2nd in the A event. Hunter also set a new personal best of 15.00 secs in the 75 metre hurdles as well as gaining valuable points in the B 1500 metres. Lucy Stowell won the under 15 B string javelin with a personal best 19.29m as well as finishing 3rd in the discus (17.46m). Amy Gould has been slow to reach her best form this year but she was only just outside her best in finishing 2nd in the under 15 1500 metres (5mins 26.6secs).
Oscar Honour was in splendid form in the under 15 boy’s discus as he finished 2nd in the A event with a new personal best of 18.65m and followed this up with a win in the B string long jump (4.33m). Tom Couzens was 2nd in the A event with a personal best leap of 4.69m and equaled his personal best in the high jump (1.48m) as well as setting a new personal best of 29.1secs in the 200 metres. Jamil Welham was only just short of his best in the same event (28.8secs) and gained the team valuable points with 2nd in the B shot (6.39m). William Sims gave Honour stout support in the discus with a fine 2nd in the B event (15.46m) as well as taking 2nd in the A javelin with a throw of 23.07m which was only just short of his best. Bicester’s other win came from Amber Parker who won the B string under 13 girl’s javelin with 8.65m