On a grey and very windy day at Portsmouth the Chiltern team again came sixth, but there were several PBs despite the difficult conditions.
James Spicer ran an English Schools qualifier of 23.90 in the 200m and also ran a 100m PB of 11.80. Also taking advantage of the very strong tailwind in the 100m was Saajan Jassy who ran a PB of 12.80 in the B string. Adam Winstanley recorded a 200m PB of 25.00 in the B string. Adam won the B string 300m in 41.8 after Finn Hobson ran 41.7 in the A string. The sprinters also provided good points in the field, Finn second in the long jump with 5.65m and fourth in high jump with 1.45m. Saajan helped in B string hammer, Adam in B string shot and James in A string javelin. Rex Vidal also scored well in A string shot and was third in B string long jump with 4.96m. Ben Jackson made a welcome return helping in A string hammer and discus.
In middle distance, Finn O’Brien made a good 1500m debut, fourth in 4.47.3, and Woody Jackson was a solid third in the B string in 4.52.5. Louis Peterson was in a strong 800m, fifth in 2.14 and Matt Aldred was third in the B string in 2.19.4. Jamie Carruthers scored useful points in A string hurdles and B string javelin. Tom Emery and Laurie Gawne both ran well in non-scoring 800m. Both relay teams did well, the 4 x 100m team of Rex, Saajan, Adam and James logging a brisk 48.7.
The U15 female middle distance runners again looked strong. Orla Williams scored an 800m PB, second in the A string in 2.21.4. Abbie Henderson won the B string in 2.24.1. In the 1500m in-form Alice Brown was second in A string in 5.01.6, and Jinaan Lockwood won the B string in 5.09.6. Serena Gueye made a welcome return in 100m, equalling her PB to be second in 13.00. Mahima Sharma made a good debut in 100m and 200m and Isabelle Nero worked hard in 200m and 300m. Holly Henderson ran 75m hurdles and 300m, and Jess Cook did her usual good job of logging points in hurdles, shot and javelin.
In high jump Abbie Henderson and Carys Arnold both logged significant PBs, both on 1.40m, Carys winning the B string. Rachel Burn did well to keep points ticking over in shot, discus and hammer and Amelia Peck was fourth in javelin with 24.00m, working hard against the wind. Gabriella Nero helped in B string discus and non-scoring 800m. Both relay teams ran season’s bests the 4 x 100m team of Katie Atkinson, Serena, Mahima and Amelia running 55.6, and the 4 x 300m team of Orla, Abbie, Carys and Isabelle running 3.00.6.
John Broadis is having a great first season as an U13. On Saturday he won the A string javelin with a new PB of 24.71m. He also high jumped 1.30m and ran a good 200m in 29.1. Isaac Jessop-Tranter also ran well in the sprints, setting a big PB of 14.1 in the 100m and 29.3 in the 200m. The 800m saw new recruit Euan Pinder make a strong debut, third in 2.29.9. Alfie Clifford was third in B string in a PB of 2.40.0. In the 1500m Leon Doran was just outside his PB, despite the windy conditions, in 5.01.0. Ethan McCall ran a PB in the B string of 5.30.4 and also helped in B string hurdles and a good effort of 18.59m in javelin. Charlie Ventress made his usual strong contribution with a 100m PB of 14.9, hurdles PB of 15.4. and high jump PB of 1.20m. Noah Hobson set a shot PB of 6.14m and helped in long jump. The 4 x 100m relay team of Euan, John, Charlie and Isaac ran well for fourth.
Jemma Thomson kept up her high standards with 10.6 in 75m and a new PB of 20.7 in 150m. Jemma also scored a PB of 12.7 in B string hurdles. Gabi Riley also ran a hurdles PB of 12.1 in the A string. Frankie Baxter ran 75m B string in a PB of 11.7 and was third in A string 800m in 2.34.0. Lesedi Nkoane won B string 800m in 2.35.0. The 1200m saw a PB of 4.07.8 for Hannah Ashby to be third in A string and Rosa Williams was second in B string in 4.13.0. Gabi Riley and Roxy McLellan looked after long jump and Roxy and Rosa Williams both high jumped well for 1.20m. Gabi and Rosa looked after shot and Hannah and Lesedi javelin. The 4 x 100m relay team of Gabi, Jemma, Hannah and Frankie ran well.