West Midlands Young Athletes Cross Country League, Round 5 – Nuneaton, Sun 20th February

Rugby and Northampton young cross country started their final West Midlands League fixture knowing that a victory on the day would secure overall series victory and they did not disappoint, claiming the event and the series by an emphatic margin.

The U11 boys led the way with a superb team victory on the day with David Allen finishing in 5th position with Alex Kampta just behind in 9th. The U13 boys were led home by Freddie Harris in an outstanding 14th position whilst Arthur Tilt finished in an impressive 3rd position with Nathan Lamb a few seconds behind in 5th. Dominic Evans also finished in the bronze medal position and he was ably assisted by team-mates Ned Gilford, Thomas Brinkley and Danny Carter.

The girls also excelled with the U11 packing well to claim third position, with Amelie Heron leading the R and N contingent in 16th position. The outstanding individual performance of day, came yet again from Olivia McGhee who led for the whole race to claim gold and overall victory. This was replicated by the team as they finished in gold position overall with Joanna Mulreany, Esther Hutchins Morant, Merryn Hutchins Morant and Sylvia Watson. The U15 girls claimed the silver medals both on the day and overall with the team of Ava Rogerson, Rebecca Eaton, Ava Farren, Jemima Cooper and Sophie Hancok being pipped by a very strong Wolverhampton team. The races were concluded by the U17 women, where Madeleine Jacks again led the way with a brilliant 5th position.

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By ad-bryac / Administrator on Feb 28, 2022