ATHLETIC: Winfield stars as Luton AC avoid relegation

Luton AC narrowly escaped relegation from Chiltern Cross Country League Division One after the final fixture of the season at a rain soaked Campbell Park in Milton Keynes recently.

Ben Winfield
Ben Winfield

In the overall standing, Luton AC finished in 11th, with the leading display from Ben Winfield in the U15 age group who lost out by just two seconds to finish in second place on the day, gaining a surprise overall league silver medal.

There were good performances also from Michael Moroney (12th), Joshua Mitchell (19th) and Antonio Khan (20th) to helped their team win bronze medals.

Despite equally good runs from Libby Jay (sixth), Georgia Nunn (10th), Natasha Hayman (15th) and Elizabeth Bentham (25th), the U15 girls team narrowly missed out on medals finishing in fourth.

In-form Senior Daniel Woodgate was also second on the day to cement his overall silver medal.

Missing from the Ladies race was Rosie Keane who in the previous fixture had secured the Ladies title.

The Ladies V35 title was also won by Claire McMahon-Adie with ninth place on the day.

Other top 10 places overall were gained by Rhys Lewis (fifth U20), Michael Moroney (eighth U15), Jenny Evans (eighth lady), Natasha Hayman (seventh U15), Libby Jay (ninth U15), Leah Jay (ninth U11) and Max Winfield (ninth U11).


Senior Men: 2, Daniel Woodgate, 28.01mins; 35, Rhys Lewis, 31.03; 101, Dan Winfield, 34.26; 162, Alan Daglish, 38.11; 199, Tim Mitchell, 41.49; 214, Paul Brooks, 50.44. U17 Men: Callum Gardner, 21.57mins. U15 Boys: 2, Ben Winfield, 15.05mins; 12, Michael Moroney, 16.04; 19, Joshua Mitchell, 16.55; 20, Antonio Khan. U13 Boys: 23, Daniel Bentham, 11.16mins; 41, Theo Winfield, 12.49. U11 Boys: 11, Max Winfield, 4.56mins; 46, Dylan Winfield, 6.22; 51, Eddie Roberts, 6.49. Senior Ladies: 9, Claire McMahon-Adie, 23.10mins; 52, Freya Vafadari, 29.24. U15 Girls: 6, Libby Jay, 12.18mins; 10, Georgia Nunn, 12.34; 15, Natasha Hayman, 12.59; 25, Elizabeth Bentham, 13.33. U13 Girls: 14, Milly Soanes, 11.53; 40, Leah Carbin, 13.22; 47, Emily Boylan, 14.35; 52, Shadie Esteki, 15.01. U11 Girls: 8, Leah Jay, 5.00mins; 58, Charlotte Soanes, 6.40; 60, Charlotte Douglas 6.47.