Wycombe Phoenix

WPH Have 25 County Champions!

The Buckinghamshire County Athletics Championships were held on the weekend as a combined event with Oxfordshire. Athletes from Wycombe Phoenix Harriers came home as champions in 25 events followed up by 19 silvers and 19 bronze medals.

In the U13 age group, Emily Sanderson and Kirstin Stillwell dominated. Emily came 1st in 100m (14.23), 200m (29.29 and long jump (4.45m), while Kirstin showed national ability by winning the 800m in 2.30.98 nearly 7 seconds ahead of her rival, and the following day storming to 1500m victory in 5.01.09, a county championship record.

The U15 ages showcased the ability of Jasmine Presho in the throws, who won the shot putt (8.77m), discus (22.85) and came third in the hammer (15.61), as well as clearing 2.50m in the pole vault to gain gold. On the track, Olivia Lowrie dominated with a gold in 300m (42.95), silver in 800m

(2.21.65) and bronze in 1500m (5.09.72). The boys also had stronge performances with Issac MacDonald gaining gold in 300m (40.30) and silver in 200m (25.58), while Fraser Kilsby won the shot with a throw of 10.32 and gained second place in 300m (40.76).

Tim Rogers U17 won the 400m with an outstanding PB of 50.20, a club record, and top ten countrywide time for his age group. Gold medals were also achieved by Kai McKenzie in high jump (1.80m) and Scott Clare in long jump (5.93m). Anna Jones gained gold and a PB in the pole vault (2.40m).

The U20 boys events saw Jordan Layne come first in 400m (49.13), also a club record, which betters his own championship best performance from last year.

Ben Sendell gained gold in 1500m (4.19.47), while the girls competition saw Emma Delgado win both 800m (2.20.61) and 1500m (5.03.41), Ellie Claessens won pole vault (2.00m) and Caitlin Neale gained gold in the shot putt (5.88) and silver in discus (20.63).

The senior events saw Kieran Gilfedder win the 1500m (9.16.55) with silver from Tom Claessens (9.23.33), Ian Parkinson pole vaulted his way to gold with a height of 3.90m  while Sophie Matthews won gold in 200m (26.97) and silver in 100m (12.63) and Caroline Parkinson came first in the pole vault with a jump of 3.20m

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