UK CAU Inter-Counties Cross-Country Championships
(Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, 11 March 2017)
Alex Teuten (4417) and Andy Vernon (4419) lead the way in the early stages of the Senior Men's race. Andy led from gun to finish, and Alex came home in second place. [Photo: Nick Dale]
Hampshire enjoyed a successful day in
Leicestershire, gaining four individual medals and three team medals,
amid many other fine team performances.
- Andy Vernon - Senior Men
- Zakariya Mahamed - Under 17 Men
- Alex Teuten - Senior Men
- Under 17 Men's team - Zakariya Mahamed, Lachlan Wellington, Samuel Tyas and Jacob O'Hara
- Under 13 Boys' team - Harry Hyde, Matthew Dyer, Ben Brown and Douglas Scally
Zak Mahamed and Lachlan Wellington receive their trophies:
- Lachlan Wellington - Under 17 Men
- Senior Women's team - Louise Small, Lauren Hall, Sarah Mercier, Louise Perrio, Ellie Monks and Jen Elkins
In addition, top twenty placings were achieved by:
- Louise Small - Senior Women (4th)
- Harry Hyde - Under 13 Boys (6th)
- Lauren Hall - Senior Women (13th)
- Henry McLuckie - Under 15 Boys (14th)
- Matthew Dyer - Under 13 Boys (14th)
- Ellie Farrow - Under 15 Girls (16th)
... and top six placings were also achieved by:
- Senior Men's team (4th) - Andy Vernon, Alex Teuten, Jamie Knapp, Matthew Arnold, Alex Pointon and Abdi Mahamed
- Under 20 Men's team (5th) - Jack Boswell, Sam Costley, Danny Ray and James Heneghan
- Under 15 Girls' team (5th) - Ellie Farrow, Saffron Moore, Amelia Wills and Isobel Mannion
The Under 20 Men got the day under way, and the Hampshire team finished in fifth position.
Photo: Jack Boswell, James Heneghan, Sam Costley, Sam Metcalf, Henry Harris and Michael Ilott (Not in picture: Danny Ray and Bryn Smith)
All team photos unless otherwise stated are by David Vosser.
In the second race of the day, the Under 13 Boys won Hampshire's first medals of the day by finishing second.
Photo: Callum Olden, Paddy Turner, Matthew Dyer, Thomas Atkinson, Douglas Scally, Harry Hyde, Ryan Martin and Ben Brown
In the next race, Louise Small featured in the quartet which led the race throughout, but just missed out on a medal. However, the team took bronze medal position.
Photo: Louise Perrio, Sarah Mercier, Ellie Monks, Charlie Bunch, Rhiannon Dunlop, Lauren Hall, Louise Small and Daisy D'Santos (missing from picture: Jen Elkins)
The Under 15 Boys' race was very competitive. Henry McLuckie finished 14th, and so did the team.
Photo: William Atkinson, Toby Hale, Cameron Coveney, Henry McLuckie, Louis Le Cheminant, Theo Doran, Elliot Pocock and Callum Crook [Picture: Richard Dean]
A quartet of Aldershot runners scored for the Under 17 Women's team, and finished in 11th place.
Photo: Aimee Rayner, Poppy Clements, Tilly Horton, Katie Standen, Lizzie Squibbs, Maisie Grice, Anya Pigden and Rebecca Poole
As the conditions underfoot started to deteriorate, the Under 20 Women's team finished in 13th position.
Photo: Hannah Polden, Anna Reavey, Hannah Knapton, Holly Collier, Anna Sharp, Hannah Froud and Alana Spiers
In the next race, Hampshire's Under 13 Girls' team finished in 16th place.
Photo: Ruby Horton, Emma Boswell, Madeline Cooper, Megan Hulbert, Annie Mann,Summer Woodhead, Olivia East and Isabelle Brydon
Three of last year's winning Under 15 Boys team moved up to the Under 17s this year. Zak Mahamed had won Under 13 and Under 15 titles for the past three years, and was again triumphant, with Lachlan Wellington winning the bronze medal. With Samuel Tyas and Jacob O'Hara, they also took second place for the team.
Photo: Samuel Tyas, William Brown, Samuel Galpin, Jacob O'Hara and Steven Cross (missing from photo: Zak Mahamed, Lachlan Wellington and Robbie Coupland)
In the penultimate race of the day, consistent finishing earned the Under 15 Girls' team fifth place.
Photo: Phoebe Moriarty-Palios, Saffron Moore, Amelia Wills, Isobel Mannion; Ellie Farrow, Nicole Ainsworth and Isabel Richardson (not in picture: Alice Garner)
The headline-winning performances came in the Senior Men's race. Andy Vernon led the race from gun to tape, winning by just under 25 seconds. As well as being Inter-County Champion, Andy is also the British Athletics Cross Challenge champion for the fourth time.
Alex Teuten was in second place for most of the race, holding off Surrey's Andy Maud to take the silver medal by five seconds. Unfortunately, the team (pictured below) finished in fourth place, so just missed out on a medal.
Photo: Alex Teuten, Andy Vernon, Alex Pointon, Calum Upton, Max Costley, Abdi Mahamed and Jamie Knapp [Picture: Nick Dale]
Below: Matthew Arnold