The match score saw South Bucks, a composite team which features athletes from Chiltern Harriers and Wycombe Phoenix, reach 791 points with Kingston and Poly second on 540 with Thames Valley Harriers third on 523.
On the girls side there was great run from Megan Styles to win the U17 steeplechase in a new PB of 5.38.6. Megan also chipped in with useful contributions in javelin and long jump. Elsewhere in the U17s Emma Delgado ran a season’s best of 2.19.1 in the 800m and there were good efforts from Amy Gant and Katie Bench in the 3000m, Hannah Thear in the 800m, and Sophie Chesterman in the 1500m. Rachel Klima, Meghan Salsbury, Rochelle Jack and Fran Luttrell all ran well in the sprints, and Emily Smith, Fran Lacey, April Miller and Claire Buttivant competed well across a range of events.
The U20 women had a very good day with A and B string wins for Emma Barraclough and Georgina Haley (800m), Hannah Thear and Hannah Wardley (1500m), and Hannah Morton and Sarah Needleman (3000m). Sophie Matthews, Sarah Cross, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Hannah Shepard and Emma Delgado did well in the sprints as did Marissa Robertson in both hurdles events. There were valuable contributions from most of the girls in the field events.
The U17 men also made a good impression with A string wins for Josh Parry (100m), Tim Rogers (400m), Jonty Wager-Leigh (1500m), Harry Sutherland (100m hurdles and shot), and Dan Weathers (1500m steeplechase), and B string wins for Kai McKenzie (100m hurdles), Jack Blyth (1500m), Richard Slade (3000m), and Aidan Kingman (steeplechase). There was good support from Josh Penhaligon, James Kingston, Nick Colledge, Scott Clare, Tom Conway, David Clark, and Luke Seymour.
Josh Parry, Ben Wooding, Jordan Layne and Jamie Lloyd looked after the sprints in the U20s with an A string win for Jordan in the 400m and two PBs for Ben. James Roberts and Ben Sutherland took a double win in the 800m and Ben and Bradley Lawrence did the same in the chase. Bradley also registered an impressive win in the 400m hurdles. In the 1500m Will Perkin was dragged to a PB of 4.08.1 to be second in the A string, with Kieran Gilfedder winning the B string. Kieran also took the honours in the A string 3000m. Rhys Aitchison, James Roberts and Jordan Layne helped out in the field.
Halfway through the season Team South Bucks have a strong lead in the division of eight clubs and the composite team seems to be working well.