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Southern Athletics League Saturday 21st April

The first SAL match of the season involved a short trip up the A40 to face home team Oxford City, plus Radley and  Wycombe Phoenix.

Rob Thompson and Sam Blanshard won the ‘A’ and ‘B’ 2k steeplechase respectively. For Sam’s debut over the barriers, drought meant the water jump was left empty and the times won’t officially stand. Rob was pleased as his league record is sure to stand for at least this year, torrential rain aside.

Perennial field event gem Phil Hindley won the high jump in 1.75m. He also pole vaulted 2.6m for a 2nd place and another ‘A’ 2nd place in the shot.

There were Personal Bests being broken in this early part of the season. Nicola Tikare clocked 12.66 in the 100m and  Michael Kendal managed 2pb’s; 7.59m for the shot and 2.0m in the Pole vault.

The team finished 3rd overall. Full results here.