Wessex Young Athletes T&F League – Horspath, Oxford 22nd April

Report from E-J,Jenny & Keith:

The first Wessex League meeting for Newbury AC Juniors and intermediates took place on Sunday at Horspath, Oxford. Both the girls and boys finished 3rd in their respective groups and a fantastic third place overall. There was a great team spirit and all athletes (even if not mentioned below!)  did themselves and the club proud. We look forward to the next three matches.

For many athletes the U11 Quadkids was their first time competing in track and field events. We had the full contingent of 10 girls and 4 boys this time. Anna Delavare was 2nd girl over all and Ethan Robertson 2nd boy overall – both fantastic achievements.

The older Newbury AC girls had a number of top results with Trinity O’Connor winning the U17G high jump with 1.55m (grade 3), U13G 70m hurdles was won by Mimi Jensen on her debut for Newbury AC in 12.6s (grade 4) and there was more 1st place finishes for Lily Gohara in 80m hurdles A string in 12.6s (grade 4) and Trinity O’Connor in B string. Emma Downie won the U17G 1500m in 5:14. Abi Livingstone secured a PB and 1st position in the A string javelin with 28.67m and Maddy Mitton was also 1st B string 18.59m.

U13G Josie Robertson continued her success from a stellar cross country season onto the track by winning the 1200m in a very impressive 3m56s (grade 2) with her sister Luci also winning in the U15G 1500m recording 5m19s. Other good performances included Amelie Roumignac getting a 200m PB in 29.4s and impressive 800m runs from U13Girls Phoebe Ryder in 2m40s (grade 4) when finishing 2nd & Clementine Barry in 2m54s , as well as newcomer Georgia Carwardine winning the U15G discus with a throw of 19.96m (grade 4).

For the older boys, the best results of the day were the middle distance races, despite increasingly blustery condition on the exposed track. In the 800m Aston Howse ran the fastest 800m for U11B in 2m55.5s; in U13B Oliver Taylor took 3rd in the A string and Drew Radbourne ran hard for second in the B string. Josh Hatton set a good time of 2m42.7s in the U15B and U17 Ellis Russell 2m34.9s, both finishing in 4th.

U13B Tom Stevenson was 3rd in A string 1500m in 5m49.1s and Cody Long was 1st B string in 5m58.1s. U17 Hugh Beattie ran home in 3rd in the 1500m in 4m56.7s.

Other notable boys performances were U15B Marcus Bu-Rashid running 27.8s for 200m and 13.3s for 3rd in 100m in 13.3s, U13B Archie Matthews for 4th place in 100m, U15B Wilf Waldon setting a huge new PB of 4.27m in the long jump and U17 Reuben Langdon also with a PB, this time in the high jump of 1.60m for 2nd place, which he also achieved in shot and 400m.

U20M Laurence Bu-Rashid deserves a mention for a 12.3s 100m PB and a 26.2s 200m.

Aston Howse ran the fastest 800m with 2:55.5. Oliver Taylor took 3rd in the A string and Drew Radbourne ran hard for second in the B string. U15B Josh Hatton set a good time of 2:42.7 for 4th in the 800m with Wilf Waldon a few seconds behind to earn his PB of 2:45.8. U17M Hugh Beattie ran to 3rd in the 1500m with 4:56.7. Also U17M Ellis Russell made 4th place in the 800m with a solid 2:34.9.

Finally, the all new U13B 4x100m Relay Team of Aston, Drew, Oliver and Cody managed a very tidy run to earn 3rd place against experienced competition.

You can see the full results here 


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