Holly the star for on-song Bicester athletes

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There were several fine performances from Bicester Athletic Club athletes as the team finished fourth in Sunday’s latest round of the East Midland Division 2A of the UK Development League held in Banbury.

Not for the first time this season it was the U13 girls who spearheaded the Bicester challenge.

Rising star Holly Griffiths-Brown produced the performance of the day by smashing the U13 girls’ 150m club record as she sped to the finish line in 20.6secs, before she produced another excellent performance in the 800m to take first place in a new personal best time of 2.37minutes. Maisie Silvester also performed well in this event, taking runner-up spot in the B-string (2.47).

Amy Gould set a new club record mark with second place in the U13 1200m, clocking 4.18.2 minutes.

There was an outstanding new personal best for the improving Molly Action as she finished first in the B-string in the same event (4.23.3).

Holly Hunter has been in brilliant form all season in the 75m hurdles and she recorded a new personal best mark of 13.6secs, which placed her third in the A-string and just short of the club record.

Bicester’s high jumpers continued the winning trend as Tom Couzens rocketed to the top of the Bicester rankings with victory in the U13 boys event in a new personal best mark of 1.42m, while Hayden Durrant set a new PB of 25.64m to take second in the javelin. He was well supported by Joshia Edwards-Giraud, who won the B-string with a winning throw of 24.20m, with Holly Hunter finishing second in the girls A-string.

Owen Cox only just missed out on victory in the U15 800m but was rewarded with a new PB (2.31.2).

It was also a good day for the U13 boy sprinters. Both Thomas Kavanagh and Charlie Shaw placed third in the 100m with 14.9 and 15.00 respectively. Shaw was also second in the B-string 200m.

There were more personal bests for Lauren Garside in the U13 75m (11.3) and Ffion Phillips in the 100m (14.3).