The day was intermittently showery but the Chiltern youngsters combatted the conditions with many individual wins and personal bests.
The final scored showed Chiltern winners with 629.5 points, from St Mary’s Richmond on 585 and Wycombe Phoenix on 578.5.
The younger girls put on a great show with debutant Serena Gueye putting in some impressive performances. Serena was second in A string shot with 7.00m and A string 75m in an excellent 10.3, and second in B string 150m in 21.1. There were B string wins from Jemma Thomson in 70m hurdles (14.4) and Ella Botha in 800m (2.42.4). Jemma also did well in 75m (11.5) and 150m (22.6). Versatile athlete Gabi Riley scored well in 70m hurdles (13.7), shot (5.28m) and long jump (3.62m). Rosa Williams ran well in A string 800m (2.40.5) as did Ellie Shield in 1200m (4.36.8) and B string javelin (10.09m). Carys Arnold did well in high jump (1.25m), javelin (15.62m) and 1200m (4.19.7). The 4 x 100m relay team of Serena, Gabi, Rosa and Jemma ran a season’s best 58.7 to be third.
Under 13 Boys
The middle distance boys dominated with wins for Matt Aldred in A string 800m (PB of 2.20.6), Laurie Gawne in B string 800m (PB of 2.29.6), Cormac Nisbet in A string 1500m (4.51.6) and Woody Jackson in B string 1500m (4.55.8). There were also B sting wins for debutant Adam Winstanley in 100m (14.1) and 200m (28.3). Other debutant Rex Vidal ran well in A string 100m (13.9) and 200m (27.5). Tom Emery ran a PB in the A string 75m hurdles of 14.7 and achieved 1.25m in A string high jump. Will Mayhew was in good form in shot (5.96m) and long jump (4.17m) and Matt Aldred and Laurie Gawne filled in the javelin. The 4 x 100m relay team of Rex Vidal, Tom Emery, Luke Douglas and Adam Winstanley ran a season’s best of 56.3 to be second.
Despite a few key absentees, the U15 girls did well with Lily Holt scoring A string wins in high jump and 75m hurdles. The 1500m saw a superb battle between Chiltern’s two runners, both gaining PBs. Orla Williams just came out ahead to win the A string in an English Schools qualifying time of 4.49.4. Jane Williamson was just behind to win the B string in 4.50.2. In the 800m Olivia Cameron (2.27.0) and Jinaan Lockwood (2.35.9) both ran PBs. Sade Wallace was third in discus and Rachel Burn had a great day keeping the points going in hammer, discus and shot. Tara Offside, Mehma Bhandal and Imogen Hunt-Cooke looked after the sprints and Mehma, Orla, Jinaan, Olivia, Anna Bayles and Abi Fountain filled in the field for valuable points.
Under 15 Boys
The U15 boys were on great form with the middle distance lads getting another clean sweep. Alex Aldred won the A string in a PB of 2.05.9 with Nathan Hackley a clear winner of the B string in 2.17.7. Thomas Job won the A string 1500m in 4.30.6 and Tom Hunter the B string in 4.41.6. Louis Greenaway continued his impressive season gaining PBs in 100m (second in 12.1) and 200m (fourth in 24.7). James Spicer gained a PB in B string 200m (26.0) and also did well in A string high jump and won the B string long jump. Ollie Ayres scored well in A string long jump and 80m hurdles, and B string 100m.
Rhys Arnold took care of A string javelin and 300m, and Angus Williams powered to a B string win in the 300m in a PB of 39.7. Ben Jackson and Will Shield did a great job keeping points ticking over in hammer, discus and shot. Luke Martin took care of B string hurdles and ran non-scoring 800m with Zach Rahaman. The 4 x 100m relay team of Louis Greenaway, Ollie Ayres, Zach Rahaman and James Spicer ran a season’ best of 51.9, and the 4 x 300m team of Thomas Job, Rhys Arnold, Angus Williams, and Alex Aldred broke the club record with 2.43.8.