The first Chiltern athlete on show was Bucks’ Rachel Padwick who had a great run to be fourth in the women’s A string 1500m event with a season’s best of 4.54.41. Immediately afterwards Will Perkin was third in the men’s version in 4.08.62.
In the women’s 3000m Emily Bannister had a very strong run to be third in the A string placings for Hertfordshire, running a PB of 10.53.6. Emma Kaye, for Bucks, was seventh A string in 11.25.8.
In the 800m, Scarlett Wager-Leigh continued her great season, finishing third for Herts in the A string 800m in 2.19.44. In the B string Hannah Thear had her best run for several weeks, winning the race for Bucks in 2.19.18. Hannah also finished seventh in the A string long jump with 4.51m. In the men’s 800m Harry Kettle had a good run to be third in the B string race in 2.03.73.
Morgan Hiles was seventh in the B string 100m for Bucks, dipping under twelve seconds with 11.97. Morgan also featured in the 4 x 100m relay team that came eighth in 46.54.
In the field Abi Jones finished third in the A string javelin for Herts with a great season’s best of 37.29m. Bucks’ Claire Buttivant was seventh in the A string discus with 25.68m, and Fabian Everiss was eighth in A string javelin with 31.86m and fifth in B string shot with 8.61m.
The last event of the afternoon saw the Bucks men’s 4 x 400m team come an excellent third with Will Perkin and Harry Kettle joining up with Slough Junior’s Adam Day, and Wycombe’s Tim Rogers to run 3.32.44. The first four teams ran the fastest four U17 400m relay times in the UK this season.
The final placings showed Buckinghamshire to be seventh in the men’s match and for the women Herts were second and Bucks fifth.