NORTHERN Y.A. CROSS-COUNTRY RELAYS
The club’s young athletes took part in the Northern Cross-country Relays in Sheffield winning three sets of medals, whilst JACK SPARK and LARA CRAWFORD ran the fastest laps of the day for their respective age-groups – a brilliant achievement.
Pride of place must go to the U17 women’s team of JESS SPILSBURY, STEFFI MOSS and LARA CRAWFORD who regained the Northern title we last won in 2016. We also won the medals for the 1st B team with ALYSSA DAVEY, EMILY-KATE HALL and HANNAH WITCHALLS whilst we also finished 1st C team with BETH THORNTON, LAURA HOLE and ANOUSKA BROOKS.
Our under 13 boy’s team continue to show great form. Last year they won the Northern Cross-Country Championships and finished 3rd in the National. This season they’ve finished 3rd in the Northern Road Relay and at Sheffield, a team of OSCAR SCHOFIELD, JACK BATTEN and JACK SPARK finished in silver medal position.
This was the first opportunity for our Primary age athletes to compete at this level and they really rose to the occasion. We finished 3rd in the boy’s U11 relay with our team of BEN KEELEY, TOM HOBSON and FINLAY GODDARD whilst our team of LIAM O’BRIAN, MATTY CULLEN-BROWN and JOE SPARK were awarded medals for first B team. EVA KARALIUS ran a very fast time in the U11 race and teamed up with LIZ SINCLAIR and AVA BYGRAVE to finish 7th team whilst MADDY HOLT, LALI BROWN and EMILIA SOUTHWARD finished 2nd B team. The performances of these four teams showed we have one of the strongest squads in the North of England and I look forward to seeing them compete in the Manchester League on November 10th.
Our U13 girl’s teams performed well with SARA & AVA CLOUGH and JASMINE REED who finished 7th team whilst IZZY APPLEBY, ANNABELLE BYGRAVE and IRIS Mc CARRON finished runners up in the B team competition.
We showed strength in depth finishing six teams in the U15 age group. Our A teams finished 9th in the boy’s and 10th in the girl’s relays with fine runs from WILL STANWAY ALEX JAMES, JAMES KELLY LAURIE KIDIKULA, KATIE STRINGER and IZZY BURKE. In the B team category, our boys were 2nd and the girl’s 3rd. Well done to ROBBIE RIGBY, JAMES KNOCKTON, WILL PARKER, AKIRA EDGSON, NIAMH BOYD and KIRSTEN MACKIE. Our C teams both finished runners up due to fine performances from OLIVIA BROWN, ROSE SINCLAIR, OLIVIA NOLAN, CHARLIE TITTENSOR, HARRY EDMUNDSON and ARCHIE Mc CARRON.
Posted 24/10/2018 12:19