The Year 7s are restricted to 100m, 800m, long jump, high jump, shot and javelin. The 100m and 800m are run as time trials. In the girls 800m Marea Logan achieved the second best time of 2.36.8. Sofia Lomas ran 3.01.8. In the boys races Alden Collier ran a fast first lap then cruised to the fastest time - 2.23.7. Isaac Jessop-Tranter won his time trial in 2.26.3 to be second, and Euan Pinder made it a Chiltern 1-2-3 with 2.27.8. Also running well in wind and rain were Archie Pinder (fifth in 2.29.1), Max Baxter (sixth in 2.32.3) and Rowan Gawne in 2.45.5. The 100m saw Martha Goodridge third in 14.7 in the girl’s event and Charlie Ventress 21st in the boys in 14.9.
In the field events Euan Pinder won high jump in 1.23m, with Ethan McCall fourth in 1.17m and Charlie Ventress fifth with 1.11m. Martha Goodridge was sixth in long jump with 3.62m, Isaac Jessop-Tranter ninth in the boys event with 3.68m. Ethan McCall was sixth in javelin with 18.57m.
Serena Gueye stormed to victory in the 100m in a PB of 12.50, with Chiltern teammate Chisom Nwafor second in 12.6. After negotiating heats in the 800m Abbie Henderson won gold in the 800m in 2.19.1 after a front running performance. Holly Henderson was second in 2.20.4. Maddie Hughes kept the victory total in this age group going with a front run win in 1500m in 5.07.8. Tia Lomas was seventh in 5.45.3 and Charlotte Docwra tenth in 5.54.7. Gabi Riley was fourth in the 75m hurdles final in 13.3 after winning her heat in 13.2.
In the field, Chisom won shot in a big PB of 12.15m putting her ninth in the national rankings. Serena Gueye was fourth with 7.37m. Amelia Peck won javelin gold with a PB of 30.70m. Tia Lomas won long jump with a PB of 4.40m, Gabi Riley was second with 4.28m.
Saajan Jassy was fourth in 100m in 12.4. Adam Winstanley was third in 300m in 42.9 and third in the 200m final in 25.1 after running 24.9 in the heat. In 800m Thomas Askey was fifth in the final in 2.16.4. Matt Aldred qualified for the final with 2.15.4 in the heat but had to pull out due to knee pain. The 1500m saw PBs for Cormac Nisbet, winning in 4.33.8, and Thomas Redmond, second in 4.35.8. Sammy Bennetts was eighth in 5.19.0. Jamie Powell was fifth in high jump with 1.20m.
Tara Offside ran well for fourth in the 100m final in 13.3, and was an excellent second in the 200m in a PB of 27.9. Orla Williams was a convincing winner in the 800m in 2.16.9 with Jinaan Lockwood fourth in 2.35.7 and Ella Watson seventh in 2.58.1. Alicia Bushell won 1500m in 5.07.6, Ella third in 6.15.4. A very high quality 80m hurdles saw Lily Holt third in 12.3. Lily won high jump with 1.60m and was fifth in long jump with 4.78m.
Alex Aldred and Alex Johnson had a crack at the 800m Championship record of 1.58.3. Alex Aldred came close with a win in 1.58.7 and Alex Johnson was second in 2.00.1. James Watson made his debut in the event with 2.18.1 in seventh. In 200m Finn Hobson was fifth in 24.7. In 400m Rhys Arnold made the final and ran a season’s best of 55.7 to be fourth. Angus Williams was second in 1500m in 4.16.8. Rhys added a high jump win (1.65m) and Finn Hobson was second with 1.56m. Finn won long jump with 5.41m.
With a couple of weeks to go before the end of the selection process, eight Chiltern athletes have achieved qualifying standards for the English Schools Track and Field Championships which is to be held in Birmingham in July – Serena Gueye (JG 100m), Chisom Nwafor (JG 100m, shot), Abbie Henderson (JG 800m), Orla Williams (IG 1500m), Lily Holt (IG High Jump), Alex Aldred (IB 800m), Alex Johnson (IB 800m, 1500m) and Cameron Reid (SB 800m). Angus Williams (IB 1500m) and Holly Henderson (JG 800m) are very close and will be aiming for good times in the next fortnight.