Forget the World Cup (most of us have already anyway!) this weekend saw 13 very committed Oxfordshire athletes striving to get through the regional round, of this years, ESAA combined events (Midland Div) to secure a place in the national Finals in September in Boston.
The two junior boys Ollie Stacey (Witney) and Blake Strickland Bennett (Radley) competed in the u15 Pentathlon. So with 5 events each and a total score it is possible to achieve 12 pbs between them. Unfortunately they could only manage 10!!
This weekend sees the first of this year’s English schools events. 13 athletes head to Mansfield to represent Oxfordshire in the regional round of the ESAA combined events. Two junior boys Ollie Stacey (Witney) and our own Blake Strickland Bennett will take on teams from 5 other counties, seeking a place in the national finals in Boston (Lincs) on 20/21 Sept.
Hammer thrower Emma O’Hara was edged out for gold at the England Under 20/23 Championships in Bedford.
The Radley athlete threw 58.00m for second place in the under 20 event, just 13cm behind winner Kimberley Reed, who will represent Britain at the World Junior Championships.
O’Hara set a new best of 58.98m earlier this year at the Penn Relays in Pennsylvania, where she is studying.
Radley’s Stuart Ferguson finished tenth in the under 23 1,500m.
Adapted from heraldseries.co.uk/sport
Former Radley decathlete Osman Muskwe will compete for Great Britain & Northern Ireland at the European Cup Combined Events Super League.
The 28-year-old who is based at Dalton Barracks, is part of an eight-strong for the event in Torun, Poland on July 5 and 6.
This is Zimbabawe-born Muskwe’s second call-up but will be the first time he pulls on a GB vest.
Note: Tilsley Park track will be closed for training on Monday 30 June due to a Vets League Match being held at the stadium.
Please check with your coach if you are unsure whether alternative arrangements have been made.
Attached is a copy of the Timetable for the Oxfordshire County Schools competition being held at Tilsley Park on 15th June 2014.
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We need athletes (male and female) u15/u17/u19 age groups (school years 8/9, 10/11 and12/13) for the English schools combined event teams. This years regional event is being held near Mansfield on 28/29 June.
If you are interested, even if there are some events you haven't tried yet, contact Pete O'Keefe 07786622253 or at the track any Monday or Wednesday 6-8. We will make sure you are given tuition in all the disciplines in time for the competition!
Tilsley Park track will be closed for training on Monday 19th due to a Vets League Match. Please check with your coach if you are unsure whether alternative arrangements have been made.