CHRISTOPHER Charles, Daniel Kemp and Archie Jones won two events each as Banbury Harriers made home advantage count to triumph in their Midlands North East Division 1C opener.

The north Oxfordshire side won the UK Youth Development League meet with 520 points, while Bicester finished third on 381.

Banbury’s Charles won the under 15 boys A-string 80m hurdles in 13.3secs, before clinching the long jump with a leap of 4.95m.

Clubmate Kemp claimed victory in the discus and hammer with efforts of 23.07 and 25.37 respectively.

Sam White, of Bicester, beat Harriers’ Alex England by 0.1secs to win the 100m, while there was victory for Banbury’s Simon Daenen in the 800m.

In the under 13 event, Jones also collected strong points for the hosts, triumphing in the 100m and 200m.

Harriers’ Henry Pollock (1,500m) and Ethan Aldous (long jump) were victorious, while Samuel Rayson, of Bicester, won the 75m hurdles.

Banbury’s Emelina Darvell and Bicester’s Amber Parker battled it out in the under 15 girls’ throwing events.

Darvell won the shot with a superior effort of 7.72, before Parker beat the Harriers athlete in the discus.

Elizabeth Eskender, of Banbury, triumphed in the hammer.

In the under 13 competition, Banbury’s Florence Tuthill (800m) and Raegan Sellers (long jump) tasted victory, as did Bicester’s Isla Bohannon (75m hurdles).