DESPITE the disadvantage of being the only competing club without the use of a tartan track, Oswestry Olympians Juniors have delivered some impressive performances in the first two Shropshire Young Athletes League fixtures of the season.

For most of the under-11 team the opening meeting at Telford Athletics Stadium was their first competitive track and field event.

In the first event, the team finished third.

U11 team members were Jessica Card, Lowri Jones, Emelia Lloyd, Erin Woolcock, Archie Calloway, Daniel Paige and Ryan Paige.

The U13 girls came second. Seren Roberts led the way with an impressive win in the 200m while Abbie Whithead and Shannon Wilson came second and third respectively in the hurdles.

Other team members were Ellen Gray, Jessica Steel, and Lexie Youens.

Aaron Warburton enjoyed a perfect evening winning all of his events. With support from Harry Heard, Freddie Heasmer-Jones, Robert Liddiatt and Riley Woolcock, the U13 boys finished third.

Molly Tinney and Mia Wyatt showed their usual determination as the club’s only U15 girls.

Ben Rothera led the U15 boys to second overall with a second place in the javelin, with further points accumulated by fellow team members Tom Hotchkiss, Sam Newton, Cato Pugsley and Massimo Wyatt.

At U17 Lucy McGlinchey and Anna Rothera secured second places in the shot put and long jump respectively while Evan Roberts performed well in the high jump and 800m.

The second meeting saw Oswestry act as hosts by ‘borrowing’ the Shrewsbury AC track.

Jack Hughes celebrated his first appearance of the season for the U11 team with a second in the long jump A competition, as did Harry Tidridge, with a third in the B long jump.

Equally impressive were debutant Lily Bowen who came second in the long jump and third in the 75m race and Nina Harney, who was third in the 600m event.

For the U13s, Menna Pugsley shone on her club debut winning the 75m hurdles A race while the versatile Shannon Wilson secured a club double winning the B race.

Other top places were secured by Seren Roberts, Ellen Gray, and Aaron Warburton.

The U15 boys’ squad of Ben Rothera, Cato Pugsley, Massimo Wyatt and Sam Newton finished in fourth place in their category.

At U17 Evan Roberts finished fourth in the high jump whilst Ellie Calloway enjoyed a successful debut with a third place in the javelin.