A fantastic day for our young cross country runners at the final West Midlands Young Athletes league match at Perry Park. There were some great individual and team performances. The highlight on the day was again provided by Georgia Curry, who recorded her second successive league victory winning the U17 women’s race by a comfortable margin. This placed Georgia fourth in the rankings across the season.
Shaun Evans completed a fantastic season with an excellent second place in the U17 men’s race – he was narrowly beaten in an exciting sprint finish. Shaun finished in the top three in all five races and won the overall individual title. The U17 men’s team won the race on the day, with Jerome Austin finishing seventh and Alex Jones finishing 13th. The team collected silver medals for their performance over the season.
The first runner home for the U15 girls was Ellen Humpherston in 23rd place, whilst Ben Horton was first back for the U15 boys in 29th place.
There were more medals in the U13 age group. Lewis Duval finished in fourth place on the day in the U13 boys race and won a bronze medal for the season. The U13 girls again packed superbly with Caitlin White, Rachel White and Grace Ballinger all finishing in the top 20. Overall the U13 girls finished third and collected bronze medals.
There were also medals for the U11 girls, who won team bronze. Elsa Buchanan was the star athlete across the season, finishing 6th in the league rankings. On the day there were also great runs by Hope Stirland (12th) and Maddie Hammond (17th).
The U11 boys narrowly missed out on a medal finishing 4th – Daniel Pitt and Ben Stewart were the top placed runners on the day, finishing 12th and 15th respectively.
Overall we finished in fourth place out of the 19 clubs in the league.
There are some great photos taken by Marc Kirsten which are available on our FLICKR page, whilst the results are available on the WMYACCL website: