Written by DB
A far better 'away' turnout than at Watford pleased the Team Managers on a warm & sunny afternoon at Horspath.Commitments to exams and the customary reluctance to travel,however,kept the teams smaller than at our home match. With one match left,at Watford,it will,nevertheless,require us to win that match and hope Oxford place 3rd,if we are to have any chance of going back up to Div One for 2008.
The U17 Men,though with more events to contest than other age groups & fewer opponents mostly,nonetheless scored heavily and there continue to be signs that some of that squad will make it to the BAL team,as Gordon Lester(=PB 3.80 PV) has already done. Highlights included Gordon & Matt Clements each claiming 3 wins & William Trimble throwing a fine PB 49.86 Javelin,but all 9 in the group performed admirably.
At U15 Boys level,we are,however,really struggling - only 4 competed,with George Wilkins the pick of the bunch.
The U13 Boys fared better;William van Klaveren took the A 75Hurdles(15.8) & the B 200(30.3),whilst Aidan Fahey won the B100(14.5).
The U17 Women were very thin - Lucy Jones won twice,Natalie Ellis threw a season's best Discus(22.35) with Harriet Lester taking the Long Jump at 4.84.
The U15 Girls scored best on the female side - Sophie Peel winning the B 75Hurdles in a PB 14.2,Molly Renfer ran a brave 800 but there was a rare sight for sore K&P eyes with a double win at 1500 from Stephanie Espinosa & Maddie Garner.
There were just 4 U13 Girls - Minty Allen,Claudia Noakes,Philppa Allcock & Nina Byrd were all busy and collected good points between them>
Final points score were - St Marys Richmond 637.5;Oxford City 594;K&P 571.5;Chiltern 423.5;Newbury 351.5;Abingdon 245.5;Watford 115.5. Overall,K&P lie 3rd.
Full results can be found on the Oxford City(www.oxfordcityathleticclub.com) & YAL site(www.natyal.co.uk).
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