CITY of York Athletic Club climbed to second place in North of England League division one after a strong showing on their home turf.

York finished runners-up to leaders Wakefield Harriers in round three of the track and field league to overtake Wigan and West Cheshire in the table.

Having begun the season with a fifth-placed effort, a brace of seconds means York need to finish fourth or better in the final meeting to retain their division one status.

There were three A-string victories apiece from York’s men and women, while consistent scoring ensured they finished 31 match points clear in second.

Oskar Fraser-Krauss blasted the final 200 metres to win the men’s 1,500m in four minutes 15 seconds.

He later helped York to another win, teaming up with Daniel Sewell, Rob Shipley and Kris Wong to claim the 4x400m honours in 3-26-9.

York’s other men’s A-string victory came from Daniel Fleming with a 46.90m throw in the discus.

Likewise, there were two A-String track wins and one field success for the club’s women.

Charlotte Stamp triumphed in the 400m, clocking 57-8 seconds, while Emma Ballantyne landed the 3,000m in 10 minutes 44.2 seconds.

Completing the trio, Maria Schofield won the hammer with a 45.02m throw.

Team results: 1 Wakefield 6pts (428 match pts), 2 York 5 (386), 3 West Cheshire 4 (355), 4 Wigan Harriers 3 (334), 5 Preston Harriers 2 (327.5), 6 City of Sheffield & Dearne 1 (158).

Team standings: 1 Wakefield 16 (1203), 2 York 12 (1022.5), 3 West Cheshire 11 (1081.5), 4 Wigan 11 (769), 5 Preston 8 (987.5), 6 Sheffield 5 (701.5).