Bicester’s young athletes hit top form

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Bicester Athletic Club’s sportshall teams started this season’s campaign with an excellent and exciting first match of the Oxfordshire Sportshall League season at the Bicester Sports Centre

The obstacle relay team of Sean Lock, Josh Parker, Morgan Attrill and Ben Groves got the U11 boys’ team off to a fine start with a first place.

In the speed bounce competition, Attrill and Groves were joined by Ellis Griffths-Brown and Edward Jolliffe to take second, while Lock and Sam Rayson jumped to first in the vertical jump.

Griffiths-Brown and Elliott Keeble then took second in the chest ball push before the team rounded off their match by winning the 4x1 lap relays. The boys finished the match in joint first place overall.

The U11 girls matched the boys after Charlotte Kavanagh, Imogen Cox, Georgia Usher, Holly Hunt, Millie Couzens, Isabella Hopkins, Emilia Sims and Amelia Cox all claimed first place finishes.

The U13 girls were also in superb form as they took maximum points in every event.

Rushani Arumugham and Amber Pittuck jumped first place in the vertical jump, Holly Griffiths-Brown and Amy Gould eased to victory in the four-laps races, and Lauren Garside and Molly Acton took first in the shot putt.

The team then won all of the relays to round off a dominant overall victory.

For the U13 boys, Tom Couzens, Thomas Kavanagh, JJ Welham, Samuel Worfolk, William Sims and Harry Marquick were all in top form to match the girls’ effort.

The U15 athletes completed a terrific day for Bicester as both teams finished their matches in second place.

Olivia Stock was second in the vertical jump, third in the two-lap races and third in the shot putt, while Amy Aston took an excellent fourth place in the speed bounce, a feat matched by Orlaith Layford in the four-lap races, with Ellie Laurie rounding off the girls’ match with second place in the 4x2 lap relay.

For the boys, Lewys Jones bounced to victory in the speed bounce before jumping to second in the standing triple jump, with Caelan Coney third in both the standing long jump and the speed bounce.