GEORGIA ROTHWELL and Angus McMillan completed an impressive double for City of York Athletic Club in round three of the West Yorkshire Cross Country League.

The pair, both aged 17, won their respective women’s and men’s races at Cleckheaton to lead another strong display from the club.

Rothwell made a bold start in her debut senior race in the league, immediately taking the lead as she felt comfortable with the early pace.

She gradually pulled away during the race and was never in danger of being caught even though the two chasing runners closed the gap slightly on the last lap as they raced each other for the minor placings.

Rothwell clocked 19 minutes 50 seconds for victory and helped City of York top the women’s standings on the day - another club first.

Charlotte Mason (20-58), Olivia Mann (21-30) and Helen Wilkinson (21-58) finished ninth, 13th and 19th respectively to give York the spoils by three points from Holmfirth.

Nik Tarrega (20-40) came sixth for York Knavesmire Harriers, who placed fourth on the day.

With one race to go, City of York are second in the overall team standings and one place ahead of Knavesmire.

Both teams still have a chance of overhauling series leaders Holmfirth Harriers in the last race.

McMillan followed up his win in round two with another mature performance to take the senior men’s race.

He took the lead on the third lap of five, but determined veteran Andrew Grant, from Harrogate, stubbornly held on just behind.

The last mile saw McMillan eventually pull clear to win by nine seconds in 29-32.

City of York’s George Cook (31-59) defeated team-mate Jack Egginton (32-02) and Knavesmire’s Phil Elliott (32-05) in a sprint finish as they finished 18th, 19th and 20th respectively.

In the team race, City of York finished third, one place ahead of Knavesmire.

This puts them joint second in the series standings with Holmfirth, but York would need to beat Wakefield Harriers by three places in the last race to have a chance of taking the title.

Knavesmire lie joint fourth overall.

There was more good news in the junior races where York’s Finnian Hutchinson was crowned under-15 boys’ champion.

Hutchinson held onto a narrow lead from Wharfedale’s Sam Smith to win by three seconds in 11-52.

Having finished first and second in the previous two races, this means Hutchinson’s points tally cannot be beaten.

Hutchinson’s team-mates, Thomas Hayes (12-18) and Herbert Antcliff (12-24), gave their usual good support in fourth and sixth place respectively as the club won the team race.

York also came third in the U11 boys’ team race due to good packing from Benjamin Scurrah-Smith, Miles Watson and Sam Dickinson in 11th, 12th and 14th places.

There were top-10 finishes from Holly Moss (sixth) in the U15 girls, Lottie Langan (10th) in the U13 girls and Edward Hanley (eighth) in the U13 boys.