Thompson in from the cold as Pitreavie excel

Published: 4 Jan 2013 09:300 comments

Twenty Pitreavie athletes braved the cold weather to compete in the East District Cross Country Championships at Cupar.

The best performance was from Aidan Thompson who was second in the under-17 men's championship as well as leading the team to second place overall.

He was backed up by Ben Potrykus who crossed the line in 11th place while Evan Ross was 25th and hurdler Jack Lawrie finished in 28th.

The under-13 girls got the club off to a great start with Emily Nicholson giving her best run of the season to finish fifth, just one place ahead of team-mate Iona Crawford.

They were well backed up by Sophie Nethery in 20th as the team finished fourth.

There were six runners in the under-13 boys event with James Adam finishing 10th, Alex Johnstone was 13th, Ewan Gillanders was in 21st place, Ben Grant was 23rd, Ryan Thompson finished in 29th and Struan Ross was 36th. 

The first three home scored 44 points for a team fourth place.

Leah Davie was ninth in the under-15 girls race and there was keen rivalry between the under-15 boys, Connor Morris and Robbie McLaren.

This time it was McLaren who prevailed in 16th place with Morris close behind in 20th.

Tyler Whyte, Corey Smith, Andrew McNair followed in 26th, 28th and 39th positions respectively as the team finished fifth overall.

Lisa McAlpine, 16th in the women's under-20 race, Serena Jones, who was 96th in the senior women's event, and Neil MacLachlan, 99th in the senior men's race, were the other Pitreavie competitors.

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