Team Kennet were in action in the second round of the Destination Basingstoke Junior Cross Country League held at Rushmoor in Aldershot over a muddy course in woodland on a damp winters day but mild for the Athletes.
The under 9 Girls were first off and they produced another winning team performance, not quite like last match but took the first three places, Maisie McCurtin won her first ever cross country by over 11 seconds from the Stratford Twins, Alice coming home in 2nd place and Orlagh taking third place, Matilda Saunders was 5th place making up the A team, The B team were second on the day, Elodie Burdett leading them in with 7th, Evie Kearney 8th, Megan Jones 9th and Sophia Barnett 13th, Jasmine Hemmings also took part coming 17th.
This win for the girls almost secures now a league overall win to retain their own title.
The under 9 boys did well too, they finished 2nd team on the day to keep them in contention of league title, Joshua Kuijten was clubs first runner home in 5th place, followed by Gethin Thomas 10th then Seb Lauder-Clarke 16th and Jacob Williams 23rd. other runners were Max Burt 24th, Alex Cameron 27th.
The under 11 Girls came 3rd team on the day, Quinn Joyce had a battle to get in to the top 3, but had to settle for 4th place by just one second, with Harriet Saunders 6th, Penelope Lyth 9th and Matilda Clare 11th only 4 points separated top 3 teams. Penelope Gorbold was 30th, Rose Bell 33rd and Ella McDonald 37th other club runners.
The under 11 Boys also had to settle for 3rd place, Harry Smith just got the better of Euan Jones for 10th and 11th places, Luke Stiles was 13th and William Devall 14th for a good packing team, Elliot Bell led the B team home in 15th, Henry Bell 17th, Ben Doherty 28th and Samuel Atkins 38th , the C team was led by Josh Bailey 39th, Lestyn Thomas 45th and Alfie Cronk 50th.
The under 13 Girls managed to claim 2nd place team this match, Amber Stiles was first home for the club in 6th place followed closely by Charlotte Bailey 7th, Emerald Hill-Sawyer was 13th and Chloe O’Reardon 15th, other runners were Iris Bloomfield 16th, Ella Cronk 17th, Lola Mitcham 18th and Mia Kearney 19th for the B team.
The under 13 Boys were placed 4th team led by Aaron Carter 13th, Ben Daley 15th, Noah luader-Clarke 19th and Marlowe Barber 21st, Frank Edward led the B team in 26th, Harry Barnett 29th and Reuben Kuijten 35th.
Alanna Smith came home as 2nd under 17 women and in the under 15 boys Ethan Kuijten was placed 6th.