SAL Match 3 – Horspath, 20 June 2015
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.
The male sprinters (David Gain and Ryan Craze) also shone getting a clean sweep of wins in the 100m and 200m. They were joined by Jordan Dorrian and Ben Owen in an impressive relay which won the race by almost 4 seconds (approx. 40m) to clock an impressive 42.25 which breaks the Div 2 record (previously held by another Radley team in 42.40). Both the women’s 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relays also took 1st place. The women’s 200m and 400m sprinters (200- Tara Kafke and Gina Sunderland and 400m Tara Kafke and Faith Brew) also took a clean sweep of wins with Faith Frew achieving a PB in her 400m of 61.37.
The women’s throws were as usual impressive, with almost a clean sweep of wins in both A and B strings in the shot, discus and hammer (only being beaten into 2nd in the A string shot by Eleanor Gaterall with a putt of 14.35m).
Other double winds came in the men’s LJ (Moneur ‘Will’ Williams – 6.54m and Jordan Dorrian – 6.50m).
Overall a great team effort and impressive and much deserved win for Radley’s senior team. The final result was (provisional):
1. Radley 216
2. Woking 190
3. Hillingdon 174
4. Oxford 152