ATHLETICS: Josiah's on song for Oxon in finals

First published in Sport

Bicester athletes led the way for Oxfordshire in the Sportshall South East Fun In Athletics regional final at Burgess Hill.

The under 11 event saw Josiah Edwards-Giraud finish first in the boys’ individual chest push and secure a team victory with Felix Green (Witney).

Edwards-Giraud also took second place in the speed bounce and a grand prix relay victory with Abingdon’s Kie Francis and William Barrett plus Giano Winkler (Banbury).

Fellow Bicester member Thomas Kavanagh (Bicester) was third in the vertical jump and secured a top-three team place with Banbury pair Oliver Clamp and Archie Hamp.

Bicester’s Millie Couzens and Rushani Arumugham finished joint first in the girls’ balance test.

Arumugham also won the vertical jump and teamed up with clubmate Georgie Cordy to win their time trial heat in the 2+2 lap relay.

Bicester’s Katie Fiord was second in the team speed bounce event alongside Witney pair Madeline Blanche and Abigail Showan.

Overall, Oxfordshire’s boys came fourth and the girls eighth.

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