The Under 11 boys and Under 13 boys were the most successful Oswestry Olympian teams with both finishing runners up when the club hosted the final Shropshire Sportshall League fixture.

After journeys to Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth for all of the previous fixtures, the advantage of a home event at The Marches School saw Oswestry field their largest team of the season which included siblings from six families in the squad.

Of the eight Under 11 girls competing, the best performance came from Seren Roberts with a second in the three laps and third in the vertical jump. Felicity Clark, Ellen Gray, Jess Steel and Jess Parsons-Hann all secured fourth places. Further points were added by Shannon Wilson in the javelin, Lexi Youens in the hurdles and Kate Hotchkiss with a personal best in the two laps.

Aaron Warburton maintained his outstanding season winning the two lap hurdles and the vertical jump before leading the team home in the relay. Ollie Rogers, another who has impressed this year, added to the club’s points winning the two laps.

Harry Heard kept up the momentum with a second in the javelin and a third in the two-lap hurdles B race. Fourths from Harry Cartwright and Freddie Heasmer-Jones took the under 11 boys’ team to second place both on the day and for the season.

The five strong under 13 boys’ team started the day with a chance of the overall title having won the previous fixture. Markus Tins and Luke Steel gave them a good start with second places in the two-lap A and B races respectively.

Tom Hotchkiss then confirmed the progress he has made this season winning an exciting three-lap A race by one tenth of a second before claiming second in the standing long jump with a leap of over two metres. The ever reliable Ben Rothera came second in both the three-lap B race and in the five-lap A race before Massimo Wyatt added more points as runner up in the five-lap B race. Despite a great team effort it was Wenlock who ended up victors in this category with Oswestry a very close second.

Lucy Othen and Tamzin Guntrip, who joined the club during the season, gelled well with more experienced campaigners Mia Wyatt and Mollie Tinney to ensure the club had a full squad to compete against a high quality field in the under 13 event.

By contrast Evan Roberts was the sole Oswestry competitor in the under 15 but good performances in the five laps and the standing long jump secured a fourth place for the club.

Lucy McGlinchey led the way for the under 15 girls winning the shot by almost half a metre. Katie Othen and Anna Rothera added points in their events but without a fourth team member the club could not field a relay team in this category.

With the League fixtures now completed several club members are now preparing for the Shropshire AA Sportshall Championships to be held at Oldbury Wells School on Saturday, March 25. It is the responsibility of each athlete to submit their own entries by the closing date of Monday, March 12.