Radley haul in the medals in pipe-opener
British Olympic silver medallist Colin Smith presented the prizes as the track & field season got under way with the Radley Open at Tilsley Park on Sunday.
Smith, who won a silver for Britain in the eights in Beijing, spent time with the younger athletes showing off his own medal.
The traditional Oxfordshire curtain-raiser attracted athletes from across the south of England, with host club Radley claiming a clutch of medals across the age groups.
Leading the way was Adeline Kam, who claimed five gold medals in the vet 45 women’s competition.
Her victories came in the 80m, discus, hammer, javelin, shot and triple jump, while teammate Isobel Miller won the 150m and 300m.
Kay Reynolds led a 1-2-3 for Radley in the vet 35 women’s 150m, leading home the field in 20.3 secs.
Louise Oliver finished second with Jackie Breslin third.
Reynolds also took gold in the javelin (27.54m).
Elsewhere in the veterans’ field, Lyn Ahmet claimed a hat-trick of gold medals in the vet 55 women’s category. Ahmet won the 80m in 13.9 secs, long jump with a leap of 3.26m and triplejump (7.63m).
At a senior level, Radley’s Ben Owen beat Oxford City rival Ashley Johnson in the 150m, Owen clocking 17.6.
In the junior competition, Radley really caught the eye.
For Radley, Max Crowther claimed under 11 gold in the 150m (25.2) and 600m (1.59.70).
Megan Humphreys won the under 13 girls’ 600m in 1.45.60, while in the high jump, Alex Cross cleared 1.35m for gold.
TJ McClimont won the under 13 boys’ 600m for Radley, clocking 1.51.10 and clinched gold in the 150m.
In the under 15 girls event, Lois Waknell clocked a club record of 11.1 to land solver in the 80m.
Promising middle-distance star Christian von Eitzen posted a convincing victory in the under 15 boys’ 600m as he crossed the line in 1.32.20.
As seen in the Abingdon Herald 14/04/10