BICESTER AC found it hard going in their inaugural Heart of England League Division 2 match at Bromsgrove.

Despite a strong showing by the under 13 boys, the club finished seventh overall.

There were some strong performances in the middle distances by Bicester athletes and two of their four victories were in these events.

Georgia Usher produced one of her best track runs to win the under 13 girls’ 1500 metres.

She produced a national grade four time of 5mins 26.3secs, knocking some 13 secs off her previous best.

Bicester’s other 1500 metre win came from Ben West, who continued his rich vein of form by taking the under 17 men’s event in 4.16.4.

Amber Parker produced another improved effort in the shot, beating 15 other competitors to take top spot with a throw of 8.34m.

And Samuel Rayson reeled off another win in the under 13 75m hurdles, clocking 14.6.

Rayson was also third in the shot with a pb of 6.70m.

Joshua Parker produced a splendid effort to finish third in the under 13 boys 100 metres in 13.9.

Ben Groves was second in the under 13 high jump, and he gained valuable points in the long jump and 200 metres.

Michael Cadle ran a cracking under 13 1500 metres for third place, clocking a pb of 5.22.4.

Further personal bests in the 1500 metres came in the under 15 girls event, where Millie Couzens, competing in her first track event of the season, shaved off two seconds in coming third in the A event.

And there was something of a track revival over the distance by Amelia Cox, who smashed her best by 20secs in taking third in the B race.

Sam White lowered his best in the under 15 100 metres with third place and came second in the 300 metres.

Molly Acton continues to run well in the under 17 events taking second in the 800 metres.