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Youngsters shine for Rugby & Northampton

Rugby Editorial 29th Jan, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

YOUNGSTERS Adam Caulfield and Adam Searle continued their phenomenal start to 2015 with individual victories at the Midlands Cross Country Championships for Rugby and Northampton Athletics Club (R&N) in Nottingham.

Caulfield has had a sensational start to the year HAVING already racked up wins in the NAA Cross Country

Championships and the West Midlands Cross Country League.

And he was at it again at a tough Wollaton Park course which provided a stern test, but the youngster dashed around in 10 minutes and 41 seconds to triumph in the under-13 boys event.

Searle continued the success for R&N with victory in the under-15 boys after crossing the line in 13.26 to lead the

team to third place.

Joshua Lay finished third, just 10 seconds behind Searle, while Joe Musgrove came home in 15th and Rhys James ensured the bronze medal for the under-15’s after positioning 39th.

Elsewhere, Jacob Allen showed his injury problems are behind him after becoming the third R&N athlete to triumph as he took first place in the under-20 race.

Allen’s time of 25.05 earned a 10-second victory over Bristol and West’s Benedict Westhenry and his club-mate, George Goodwin, also produced a great run to take sixth spot after coming home in 26.18.

The girls also impressed at the event with the under-15 team securing the silver medal.

Hollie Moore finished 10th after clocking 15.38, while Poppy Carmichael crossed the line seven seconds later to

finish 13th.

Amy Walker was the next R&N athlete over the line in 15th, another seven seconds further back in a

tight field.

Emer Wintsch came 22nd with 16.06, giving the girls 60 points and earning them second place, just two

points off Halesowen, who grabbed the gold.

The under-13 girls narrowly missed out on a medal after finishing fourth overall with Molly Williams leading the way

with an excellent top-10 finish.

Emily Waugh delivered another outstanding display in a strong senior women’s event, coming 15th out of a huge

field of 266 runners, by completing the course in 30.13 to finish 23 seconds clear of her closest competitor.

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