BASINGSTOKE and Mid Hants consolidated their position at the top of British Athletics League Division Two with their second consecutive win.

Competing in Abingdon against Oxford AC, Epsom and Ewell and hosts Radley AC, Basingstoke athletes pulled out all the stops for their 221 points, ahead of second place Radley with 213 points on Sunday.

With a healthy blend of youth and experience on display on Sunday, it was the men who dominated on track and field backed up by a strong showing from the women.

Under 17 athletes Reece Sherman-Newell and Jordan Ford came first in the men’s 800m and 100m, and 200m respectively. Under 20 athlete Harry Richardson claimed gold and a personal best in the 400m.

Fellow under 20 competitor Caius Joseph came first in the long jump and won the B stream javelin with Malachi Gair winning the men’s high jump clearing 1.88m in the same age category.

For the seniors, Rob Wood chalked up a convincing win in the 3k, Ben Hazell won the javelin and Joe Flitcroft achieving a PB in the hammer with a winning throw of 48.16m. Ryan Bonifas won the 110mh in a PB of 15.55 and also won the pole vault.

For the ladies, under 20 athletes Hannah Haugvik and Emily Cornwall had impressive showings winning the high jump and claiming the one and two spot in the long jump.

Mitch Lloyd, competing as a veteran 40, won the 1500m in sub five minutes with Rebecca Sleap winning the 1500m B stream.

Under 20 athlete Rebecca Bullock pushed hard to achieve a season’s best in the 800m only to be caught on the home straight to finish second.

Lydia Sommers came second in the 400m A stream with Amber Clare coming first in the B stream at under 20s.