Conditions were cooler than of late and conditions were quite good for athletics. The final scores had Harrow on 643, South Bucks on 538, and Hillingdon and Kingston joint third on 453.
There were A string wins for Tim Rogers (400m), Seb Mills (800m in a new PB of 1.58.9), Will Perkin (1500m), Kai McKenzie (High Jump), and the 4 x 400m team of Tim, Seb, Will and Ben Layne raced to a superb time of 3.27.1, going fifth fastest on the National rankings.
Joe Eggleton ran well in the A string sprints, third in the 100m and just piped into second in the 200m in 22.7. Will Brown was second in A string 3000m in a season’s best 9.58.5. Jake Alderson was second in 400m hurdles in 62.1. The 4 x 100m team of Kai, Tim, Seb and Ben was second in 46.5. There were B string wins for Ben Layne (400m), Myles Caddell (800m), Peter Finn (1500m), and Harry Cox (3000m).
Under 20 women
A strings wins came courtesy of Lizzie Barraclough (800m in a season’s best 2.26.1, and there were good efforts from Clare Croome (200m), Hannah Thear (400m), Scarlett Wager Leigh (1500m), Emma Delgado (400m hurdles, shot, discus, and long jump), Elizabeth Bulkeley-Bye (200m) and Tash Taylor (1500m steeplechase). The 4 x 100m relay team of Tash, Emma, Clare and Lois Warne were fifth whilst the 4 x 400m team of Soraya Lockwood, Sandie Pohlman, Jess Orr and Hannah Thear were second.
There was a B string win for Cerys Vico in 400m and good efforts from Megan Styles (chase), Jess Orr (800m), Ana Montgomery (1500m) and Clare Croome in triple jump
Under 17 men
A string wins came from Cameron Reid in the 1500m and the 4 x 100m team of Joe Eggleton, Alex Burn, Felix Hale and Michael Hall, who ran an impressive 46.6. B string wins came from Harry Russell in 400m with a PB of 55.3, Finn Bell in 1500m and Ed Watson in 3000m. Other good efforts came from Felix Hale in the 100m and 200m, Alex Burn in 100m, Harry Brandon in 200m and high jump, Tommy Davies and Cam Hathaway-Enright in 800m, and Joe Styles in A string 3000m. Michael Hall did well in 400m and high jump, and Alex Burn and Harry Russell helped in the throws.
The 4 x 400m relay team of Harry Russell, Harry Brandon, Cameron Reid and Michael Hall were narrowly second.
Under 17 women
The middle distance quartet all won, Emily Alderson in A string 800m, Soraya Lockwood in B string 800m, Cerys Vico in A string 1500m, and Emma Styles in B string 1500m. Scarlet Storr won 80m hurdles and 300m hurdles. Good efforts in the sprints came from Grace Storr, Olivia Lowrie, Sian Vico and Sandie Pohlman. Mia Waterhouse was second in 3000m. Help in the field came from Oliva Lowrie, Mia Waterhouse, Amelia Jarvis and Ana Montgomery and there was a superb effort from the 4 x 300m quartet of Olivia, Grace, Scarlet and Sian to win in 2.53.0. The same foursome were second in the 4 x 100m relay.
The final match is at Poole, Dorset on July 23rd. South Bucks should, if a strong enough team can be raised, consolidate second place overall for the season.