Mil­lard leads team to gold


Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Sport Starts Here -

Alexan­dra Mil­lard led the way as In­victa East Kent’s un­der-17 girls claimed team gold in the sec­ond meet­ing of the sea­son in the Kent Cross-coun­try League at Somer­hill School, Ton­bridge.

Mil­lard clocked a time of 14min 16sec to fin­ish nine sec­onds clear of Lara Atkin­son, of Cam­bridge Har­ri­ers, who had won the open­ing race at Stan­hill Farm.

Roseanna Tem­ple ran 14.30 for third and the win­ning team was com­pleted by Louise Flynn (16.39), who was 22nd, three places in front of team-mate Alice Mount (17.14).

Tom Hut­ton con­tin­ued his ex­cel­lent start to the sea­son in the un­der-13 boys’ cat­e­gory, tak­ing his sec­ond win in an ex­cit­ing fin­ish which saw the first four sep­a­rated by just three sec­onds.

Hut­ton crossed the line in 11.57, with club­mate Jamie Keir fourth in 12 min­utes ex­actly. Reef Page (12.25) also fin­ished in the top six as In­victa took the team prize.

Isaac Wa­ters was 12th, Kado Bate­man 49th, Adam Whit­lock 56th, Har­ri­son White 57th and Benedikt Stokes 65th.

Teigan Sul­li­van se­cured a sec­ond suc­ces­sive third in the un­der-13 girls’ race while Chloe Sands was 11th and El­iza Mills 32nd as they fin­ished fifth over­all.

The un­der-17 boys were sec­ond team home with all three scor­ers fin­ish­ing in the top 11. Char­lie Bris­ley was third, Jo Grif­fiths eighth and Matt Stonier 11th.

In­victa’s en­try was com­pleted by Mar­cus Etheridge ( 20th), James Futcher (57th) and James Ack­hurst (59th).

Mad­di­son Sawyer (12th) was first home for the un­der- 15s girls, closely fol­lowed by Is­abelle Hard­ing (17th) and Emilia Stokes (20th). They were fourth in the team stand­ings.

The se­nior women also fin­ished fourth, led by Lilly Coward who was fourth. The other scor­ers were Sarah Hall ( 13th) and Gabija Ra­siuke­vi­ciute (25th), while Re­becca Jack­son was 83rd.

Sam New­son, was sixth in the un­der-15 boys’ race with Thomas Wil­liams 26th and Daniel Bald­win 56th as In­victa fin­ished sixth.

Jo Whitby was 15th in the un­der20 men’s race with Rob Whit­taker 94th and Gavin Whit­lock 142nd in the se­nior men’s race.

Pic­ture: Gary Browne FM4378035

Un­der-17 winner Alexan­dra Mil­lard

Tom Hut­ton has two wins fom two

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