Shrewsbury Athletic Club's Men's and Women's Cross Country teams have done the double for the second consecutive year, finishing County Champions at the Shropshire County Cross Country Championships at Oswestry on Saturday. With strong turnouts in both squads, the Men's team stormed to victory, with their six team scorers finishing in the first 11, led home by Matt Hall in 2nd place, with Jim Hickinbottom 3rd, Matthew Costello 5th, Paul Jones 7th, Pete Middleton 9th and Jake Milovsorov 11th.The victorious Womens' team, whose three team scorers finished in the top 7, were led home by Great Britain International Sara Willhoit in 2nd place, with Lauren Morley 6th and Emily Sanders 7th.The Mens' Veteran team of Paul Jones 1st, Richard Mckenna 2nd and Paul Bowes 5th finished 1st Veteran Team.
Men: 2 Matt Hall 32/30, 3 Jim Hickinbottom 33/23, 5 Matthew Costello 33/57, 7 Paul Jones 34/10, 9 Pete Middleton 34/54, 11 Jake Milovsorov 35/34, 12 Richard Mckenna 36/02, 19 Paul Bowes 37/51, 35 Kevin Francis 40/46, 36 Pete Hughes 41/28, 58 Andy Lewis 45/55.
Women: 2 Sara Willhoit 22/33, 6 Lauren Morley 24/53, 7 Emily Sanders 25/08, 9 Jemma Brown 25/38, 10 Naomi Cook 25/55.
There was also success for the Club's Juniors, with the Under 13 Boys finishing first team, comprising Jack Kinrade 1st, Adam Bentham 2nd and Freddie Allwood 5th and the Under 13 Girls finishing 2nd team and comprising Bethany Trow 2nd, Lucy Newall 6th and Katie Jones 14th. Jude Lins finished 3rd in the Under 15 Boys race in 16/54 and Joe Gilling 4th in the Under 17 Boys race in 18/00.
Under 13 Boys: 1 Jack Kinrade 12/17, 2 Adam Bentham 12/18, 5th Freddie Allwood 13/09, 8th Zach Mckenna 13/25. Under 13 Girls: 2 Bethany Trow 8/16, 6 Lucy Newall 9/20, 14 Katie Jones 10/32, 18 Savannah Hughes 11/13, 20 Jessica Turner 11/25, 21 Emily Hall 11/34, 24 Emily Holloway 11/52, 25 Poppy Sherwin 12/07.
Women's team: L to R: Jemma Brown, Lauren Morley, Sara Willhoit, Emily Sanders, Naomi Cook.
In the gallery
Men's team: L to R: Steve Waters, Pete Middleton, Jake Milovsorov, Luke Butler, Jim Hickinbottom, Matt Hall, Paul Jones.
U13 boys team. Jack Kinrade, Freddie Allwood, Adam Bentham, Zac McKenna.
U13 girls team. Left to right - Katy Jones, Lucy Newell, Emily Hall, Poppy Sherwin, and on the front row is Bethany Trow and Jess Turner. Missing from the photo is Emily Holloway and Savannah Hughes
Report compiled by Tony Scales
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