Sunday 23 February saw a small but select group of Abingdon athletes (only 21 this time) compete in round 4 of Sportshall in Bicester.

We may not have had the numbers but we did get some great results with 3 club records being broken!

New records

Celena Appleby-Prince (U15) broke a really longstanding record in the 4 lap with a time of 53.9 (removing Jemma Gregory's time of 54.3). Celena also equalled her own record from the 2018/19 season (and a C Duncan's) in the vertical jump with 52cm.

Oscar Oweka and Max Koelbl (U13) broke a record that Oscar and Connor Morgan only set this season in the paarlauf with a time of 1.45.0 (the previous having been 1.47.2)

Maddie Kingston (U11) then broke one club record in the 3 lap with a time of 40.3 (also removing a long-standing record of Jemma Gregory of 41.0) and equalled another in the 1 lap with a time of 13.2 (joining Jemma Gregory's long-standing record and Hana Horby's from the 2016/17 season).

Congratulations to all of you for those fantastic results. Not to be outdone we also had PB's set by some of the other athletes.

New PBs

Standing long jump PB's: Sophie Fleet and Max Koelbl (U13's), Elliot Frost, Alexis Okoli, Alex Cookson and James Marah (U11's)

Speedbounce PB's: Elodie Fleet, Elizabeth McNeill, Elliot Frost and Joe Dean (U11's), James Marah, Lily Marah and Ewan Shayler (also U11's who equalled their PB's), Sophie Fleet and Finn Dean (U13) and Amelia Muir (U15)

Shot Putt PB's: Finn Dean and Max Koelbl (U13), Celena Appleby-Prince (U15)

Paarlauf: Amelia Muir and Celena Appleby-Prince (U15)

Javelin throw: Myla Muir, Alex Cookson, Elodie Fleet (U11)

4 Lap: Sophie Fleet (U13)

3 lap: Elodie Fleet (U11)

2 Lap: Amelia Muir (U15), Oscar Oweka, Max Koelbl (U13)

1 Lap: Elizabeth McNeill, Ewan Shayler, Alex Cookson, Joe Dean, Thomas Egerton

Representing Oxfordshire

Massive congratulations also go to U15's Celena Appleby-Prince and Oli Thompson, U13's Oscar Oweka, EJ Brown and Bethan Thompson and U11's Maddie Kingston, Lou Walters, Elizabeth McNeill and Jack Sands (who has sadly left the club now but was an Abingdon athlete at the time of selection!) who have all been selected to represent Oxfordshire for Sportshall at the upcoming inter-county event at Burgess Hill on the 22 March. Have fun and good luck with your events.

Date of the final event

Hope to see a few more athletes at the final Sportshall of the season on 29 March at King Alfred's Academy West Site, Challow Road, Wantage, OX12 9DU. Also a big hello to Lee Dean who has stepped up to become Sportshall team manager for next season's Sportshalls' heat, noise and fun!


Fiona (Sportshall team manager)