The team, a composite of Under 17 and Under 20 athletes from Chiltern Harriers and Wycombe Phoenix, emerged as winners by just one point from another composite Camberley/Woking, 507 points to 506, with Harrow AC only just behind with 497 in third.
Good coverage in the track events enabled South Bucks to keep the points total ticking over all afternoon and there were many personal bests and good performances to enjoy.
There was a win for the 4 x 400m team of Seb Mills, Harry Cox, Ben Layne and Tim Rogers in a good time of 3.43.1 and an A string win for Harry Cox in the 3000m. B string wins came from Ben Layne (200m), Jake Alderson (400m and high jump), Richard Slade (1500m), and Will Brown (3000m). In the A strings Kai McKenzie was second in high jump, Tim Rogers in 400m (PB of 50.2), Seb Mills in 800m, Sam Howell in 1500m (PB of 4.20.9), Jake Alderson in 400m hurdles (PB of 61.60), and Joe Eggleton ran a 100m PB of 11.30. Dan Weathers helped with long jump.
Under 20 women
There was a further 4 x 400m relay win for the U20 women courtesy of Clare Croome, Grace Storr, Scarlet Storr, and Hannah Thear, and A string wins for Hannah Thear in 400m (PB of 59.60), Jess Orr in 3000m, and Emily Smith in 400m hurdles. There were B string wins for Rochelle Jack in 100m and 200m, Robyn Watkins in 400m, Lizzie Barraclough in 800m, Rachel Padwick in 1500m, and Megan Styles in 400m hurdles. Good contributions came from Charlotte Bellamy in the sprints, Tash Taylor and Scarlett Wager Leigh in middle distance, and Tash, Megan, Rochelle and Clare in the field.
Under 17 men
The 4 x 100m team were victorious with a foursome of Alex Burn, Sam Turner-O’Toole, Joe Eggleton and Michael Hall. A string wins came form Michael Hall in 400m, Cameron Reid in 800m, and Sam Turner-O’Toole in triple jump, and B string wins from Hal Burtenshaw (1500m and triple jump). Joe Eggleton was second in A string 200m and there were good sprint efforts from Alex Burn and Sam Turner-O’Toole, and in middle distance from Myles Caddell, Cameron Hathaway-Enright, Mike Day, Hal Burtenshaw and Oliver Jackson.
Under 17 women
The South Bucks quartets were second in both relays. Aleesha Offside, Scarlet Storr, Cerys Vico and Grace Storr looked after 4 x 100m, and Soraya Lockwood, Sandie Pohlman, Robyn Watkins and Maisie Pennant ran the 4 x 300m. Scarlet Storr gained a double A string win in 80m hurdles and 300m hurdles, Robyn Watkins won the A string 800m, and Mia Waterhouse won the A string 3000m. Maisie Pennant won B string 300m. Sandie Pohlman, Aleesha Offside, Grace Storr, Scarlet Storr, Maisie Pennant and Soraya Lockwood looked after the sprints and there were good middle distance efforts from Ana Montgomery, Cerys Vico, and Emma Styles. Amelia Jarvis made a good contribution in the throws.
The second match is at Harrow on May 28th and South Bucks are hoping to continue their winning ways.