Fa­mil­iar faces take hon­ours again in cross coun­try fix­ture

Hughes, Bax­ter, Al­dred and Hen­der­son star again

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ATH­LET­ICS

Tim Street

by tim.street@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

Twit­ter: @Street­boyTim

As in round one, Mad­die Hughes and Frankie Bax­ter of St Mary’s, Matt Al­dred of Chal­font St Peter and Ab­bie Hen­der­son of Ger­rards Cross were too quick for the rest in their re­spec­tive age groups.

Bax­ter was again in a class of her own in the year four girls’ race, fin­ish­ing well clear of Char­tridge’s Lesedi Nkoane and Marea Lo­gan from Gate­way. Lo­gan would have the sat­is­fac­tion of Gate­way tak­ing team gold in this class.

A year higher up, Hughes scored a sec­ond in­di­vid­ual win for St Mary’s when get­ting the bet­ter of Heather­ton House’s Hannah Ashby, with Rosa Wil­liams of Ger­rards Cross back in third. Heather­ton took the team hon­ours here.

The third dom­i­nant force of the se­ries so far among the girls was Hen­der­son, who beat class­mate Holly Hen­der­son to the tape in the year six event, their onetwo help­ing Ger­rards Cross to team gold as well. Olivia Wil­liams of Che­sham Prep was third.

Not to be out­done, Al­dred struck a blow for boy power with his sec­ond win in their year six race ahead of Gate­way’s Cor­mac Nis­bet and Teague Ea­ton from Great Mis­senden. Good group­ing fur­ther­down­the­field­meant­theBea­con claimed the team hon­ours.

There were some new names on the in­di­vid­ual role of hon­our too, with Char­tridge’s Al­fie Clifford turn­ing his sil­ver medal from round one into gold in the year four boys’ race ahead of Ge­orge Bed­dow of Gayhurst and Max Bax­ter of St Mary’s. Bed­dow had am­ple con­so­la­tion by way of adding team gold to his in­di­vid­ual sil­ver.

A one-two for The Bea­con duo of Thomas Red­mond and E Creighton in the boys’ year five race was not enough for the team gold, which went to Gayhurst, for whom Duncan Meazzo was third.

Mean­while, the year three boys’ event was prob­a­bly the largest of the day with around 90 com­peti­tors on the line.

Alex Thomas of Ger­rards Cross would prove quicker than the rest, who were headed by Alex Hughes of St Mary’s and Dan Munn of Gayhurst, whose school took team gold.

And Evan­gelina Baker of Elan­geni took the year three girls’ hon­ours ahead of Lily Webb of Chal­font St Peter and Jes­sica Water­ton of Char­tridge, while God­stowe took gold in the team race.

(Cl (Clock­wisek i f from aboveb left) Thomas Red­mond fin­ished first in the boys’ Year 5 race; Ab­bie Hen­der­son won the year six

event; God­stowe took gold in the team race

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