Up against seven other clubs, the Chiltern U13s and U15s were narrowly second to host club Harrow AC by just five and half points. Harrow ended up on 577 with Chiltern on 571.5. Victoria Park were a distant third with 501.
Chiltern had wins from Woody Jackson (U13 A string 800m), Matt Aldred (U13 B string 800m), Cormac Nisbet (U13 A string 1500m), Tom Emery (U13 B string 1500m), Millie Hughes (U15 A string javelin, B string hammer and shot), Lily Holt (U15 A string high jump and hurdles), Rachel Burn (U15 B string discus), Jinaan Lockwood (B string javelin), Tom Hunter (U15 B string 800m), Alex Aldred (U15 A string 1500m), Nathan Hackley (U15 B string 1500m), Christian Grint (U15 A string hurdles), Rhys Arnold (U15 A string high jump) and the U15 boys 4 x 300m relay.
The U13 boys dominated the middle distance events with four wins out of four. Woody Jackson had a titanic battle to win the A string 800m in a PB of 2.24.7. Matt Aldred won the B string comfortably in 2.31.5. In the 1500m Cormac Nisbet and Tom Emery ran away from the field, Cormac winning the A string in 4.59.2, Tom the B string in 5.00.1. Tom also won the B string hurdles. Other good efforts in the age group came form Teague Eaton (hurdles and 100m), Will Mayhew (long jump, 200m, shot), Laurie Gawne (javelin), and Thomas Redmond (long jump and high jump).
Eleanor Mayhew gained PBs in both 75m (10.70) and 150m (20.50). Carys Arnold did well in javelin (17.60m), high jump (1.25m) and long jump (3.72m). Gabi Riley made good debut in 150m (23.10) and hurdles (14.00) and Jemma Thomson ran well in 75m (11.20) and hurdles (15.30). There were good efforts from Hannah Ashby (2.43.1) and Alice Brown (2.46.5) in the 800m, and Rosa Williams (4.10.6) and Ellie Shield (4.35.6) in1200m. Caitlin Gregory and Maddie Hughes made good debuts in the shot.
There were more middle distance heroics from the U15 boys. There was a double win in the 1500m courtesy of Alex Aldred (4.27.9) and Nathan Hackley (4.46.2). Tom Job ran well to be second in the A string 800m in 2.08.3 and Tom Hunter was an easy winner of the B string in 2.19.6. Christian Grint ran powerfully to win the 80m hurdles in 13.10and Rhys Arnold impressed, winning the high jump with 1.56m. Louis Greenaway (12.5 and 24.9) and James Spicer (12.6 and 26.2) gained PBs in the sprints and there were useful points from Luke Martin (hurdles and high jump), Ben Jackson (hammer and shot), William Shield (hammer and discus), Louis Hunt (300m), Zach Rahaman (long jump), and Matt Clifford (discus). The meeting closed with a great win for the 4 x 300m relay team of Tom Hunter, Rhys Arnold, Thomas Job and Alex Aldred.
Lily Holt gained the headlines with an English Schools qualifying height of 1.61m to win the A string high jump. Lily also won the A string 75m hurdles in 12.70 and also did well in the 100m. Jane Williamson ran away from the field to win the A string 1500m in 4.55.6. Millie Hughes and Jinaan Lockwood took a double win in the javelin and there were further B string wins in the throws - Millie Hughes in shot and javelin, and Rachel Burn in the discus. Imogen Hunt-Cooke, Anna Bayles, Freya Guneratne and Mehma Bhandal contributed in the sprints, Ella Peters, Alicia Bushell and Jinaan Lockwood in middle distance and Sade Wallace did well in A string hammer and discus. Lucia Gonzalez-Bohr did well in long jump.
The second match of four is at Acton on May 20th.