07 May 2019
Athletics Report

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The athletics squads have had a busy start to the term with 3 big meets over the past week. The U12 and u13 Boys squads were first out on the track at The Abingdon meet at Tilsley Park. Both age groups competed well finishing second in the team competition. In the U12 category Individual performances of the day were Matt Critchleys 25m throw in the Javelin and Dom Livecche’s second place finish in the shot putt. In the U13 age group Nolu Omotayo finished 2nd in the Javelin and in the 200m, and Freddie Jones, Jason Ou and Xavier Combart finished joint first in the high jump.

On Thursday all age groups competed at the Achilles relays event at Iffley Road. Strong competition from the likes of Millfield, Harrow, Eton and St Pauls – including more local schools such as Abingdon and Radley meant this was always going to be a tough day! The Inter and Senior boys did well to qualify for the 4x400m final, with both teams finishing just off the leading group in 6th place. The Senior girls finished 3rd in the 3x800m and 2nd in the 4x400m – losing out to a particularly strong International standard Millfield team.

And on Saturday the full squad was in action at Marlborough College. In the team event the Senior boys finished best coming 2nd out of a field of 8 teams, the Inter boys and Senior Girls both finished 4th and the Junior boys finished 5th. Hannah Betts ran well to finish 2nd in the 1500m and Jessie Bennell finished 4th in the senior Girls 200m. Dan Kelly won the Javelin and came 2nd in the 200m and both Hal Burtenshaw and Lucian Foltier finished 3rd in the 400m and 1500m respectively. Oyare Anejo won the triple jump and 400m and came second in the long jump, George Maddison and Roshan Mowat came 2nd in the Javelin and the high jump. Freddie Jones ran well in the 1500m in the junior boys, as did Raoul Patel in the 800m - both finishing in 4th position.

Good luck to those running tonight at the Radley relays and to the Junior and Inter boys at the Oxford City Schools event tomorrow.