Oxford joint top of Wessex League following big win and mass of PBs at Horspath – crunch match at Winchester to come

Published: 5 July 2019

The third round of the Wessex League was once again a home fixture and Oxford City was well represented in all age groups. Solid performances across the board led to age group wins for all girls teams and the U15 and U17 boys, while U13 boys finished in second place. And Oxford City won the match by more than 200 points.

Most notable performances on the day came from Lily Martin who extended her own U15 club record in shot putt record with a whopping 11.83m and Lily Peach who extended her U15 javelin club record to 34.56- well done Lilys.

Victories and PB’s were plentiful and many from athletes trying out unfamiliar events. U13 girls won A and B Long jump (Annie Jonkers and Charlotte Ashby); A and B javelin with throws just shy of G1 from a trio of Bronte Bennett, Charlotte Ashby and Payton Carter (n/s); A and B high jump, Venetia Mahony and Bronte Bennett; A and B hurdles Imogen Gorrell and Alanna O’Neill, B string shot Alanna and a thrilling 4x 100m relay.

U15 girls had victories in A string 1500m Lily Brabbin; B string 200m and hurdles, Olivia Barton; A and B string shot Lilys Martin and Peach, A and B discus, Lily Martin

and Alice Millar.

U17 women won A and B string 100m, Eugenia Mutero and Francesca Powell; A and B 200m, Eugenia Mutero and Bea Wootten; B string 300m Isobelle Oppon; A and B 800m Beth Hunter and Alisha Williams. Full points were also scored in relay, B string long jump Beth Hunter, javelin A and B, Alisha Williams and Annie Sutcliffe and A string high jump, Isobelle Oppon.

In the U13 boys match Will Potts won the B string 800m and Albert Wootten hurdled to A string victory; Connor Legg won A string discus and Harry Cann B string shot.

U15 boys won A and B string 100m, Scott Jones and Moses Sadler; B string 200m and hurdles, Nolu Omotayo; A string long jump Scott Jones; B string discus, Fallou Faye and B string javelin Rasool Aminu.

U17 men scored victories in B string 400m Matthew Stacey; A and B 1500m, Ben Davies and Drew Hogger; B string 800m Drew Hogger; Adam Davenport A string hurdles; B string long jump, James Haidar; A and B high jump, Roshan Mowatt and Owen Cove; A and B shot, Billy McCauley and Adam Davenport and B string javelin Ben Davies.

Another excellent set of results sees Oxford City remain at the top of the league table, tied with Winchester, our hosts for the final match. U17 boys top their age group league table and U13 girls are joint 1st, with Winchetster.

In the Quadkids competition the girls finished in fourth place, while the boys took another victory. Toni Deji-Makinde winning overall and Zaky Readman coming second.

Well done all and a big thank you to officials, caterers, parent helpers and team managers.

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