Southern Athletics League
Radley AC hosted the 4th round SAL match at Tilsley Park on Saturday.
Despite the fixture clashing with many of the U17 proms Radley fielded a strong team which came out easy winners in this Div 2W fixture.
The highlight of the day came from hammer thrower Aislinn Baird who beat her own Hammer CR by over 1m to record 46.43m (and a win by 12m). Fellow throwers Kathryn Woodcock, Christina Nick and Luisa Chantler also dominated the other throwing events with Kathryn’s Discus throw on 42.75m gaining her female athlete of the match with 839 points.
It was a local derby between Radley AC and hosts Oxford City AC at Horspath track, Oxford. In the 3rd Div 2 (W) fixture of 2015.
Radley’s star of the day was 17-year-old Alex Miell-ingram who knocked an impressive 11 seconds off his previous 800m PB to clock 2.02.27 and then ran his first ever track 5K and improved his previous time (done on the road) by 33 seconds for 17.12.19. His team mate in the 800, James Currah also had a good day knocking 8 seconds of his SB to clock 2.02.79.
Radley AC had an early start and a long trip to Plymouth for their second SAL fixture of the season.
The team was small due to exams, illness and injury but the team spirit was excellent and the athletes rallied around to gain valuable points.
The ladies were the stars of the day with Gina Sunderland gaining a pb and English Schools qualifying standard in the 100mH with 15.2 and followed that by a win in the B string 200m and assisting her team to a win in the 4 x 100m relay. Team mate Tara Kafke in only her 2nd competition in over 2 years due to a serious injury had a fantastic day getting a winning double in the 200m (25.3) and 400m (56.8) and also formed part of the 4 x 100m relay team.
Radley travelled to Parliament Hill for their first SAL fixture of 2015.
The small team rallied to gain a second place behind a very strong Harrow team.
The strength of the day was the women’s throws – where we amassed a total of 30 points out of a possible 32 across the 4 events only dropping points in a very strong javelin competition.