ANGUS MCMILLAN from City of York Athletic Club has been crowned West Yorkshire Cross Country League Under-20 men’s champion.

Despite being in his first season of senior competition, 17-year-old McMillan proved more than a match for his older rivals as he claimed victory in the snowy conditions of the final round at Keighley.

McMillan was a worthy winner, having also won rounds two and three, and although the league does not award an overall men’s title - instead listing champions in age groups - McMillan would have comfortably taken that honour as well.

This completed a very promising season for the club, with Finnian Hutchinson having already secured the U15 boys’ championship and City of York’s men finishing third overall.

As has become his custom, McMillan ran with the leading group until the penultimate lap, before pulling away to win around 50 metres ahead of Harrogate Harriers' Andrew Grant.

McMillan completed the 7.7km course in 25 minutes 18seconds. Toby Fletcher (27-23) was the next City of York runner home in 13th place.

Their efforts helped the club finish third in the men’s team standings behind champions Wakefield and Holmfirth.

Jayson Cavill (28-18) led York Knavesmire Harriers home in 25th place, as they came fourth for the league season.

Despite some strong performances in the earlier rounds, City of York could not assemble a complete women’s team at Keighley, so were not placed in the final standings.

Knavesmire, however, finished second in the team competition as Helen Cross and Nik Tarrega shone.

Cross came second on the day, completing the 5.3km course in 20-00, which also ensured she won the Vet 35 women’s title.

Tarrega (20-18) finished fourth on the day, which was enough to claim the senior women’s honours.

Already assured of the under 15 boys’ title, Hutchinson won his third race of the series.

He clocked 15-21 for the 4.5km course to finish comfortably ahead of Keighley and Craven’s Harvey Lewis (15-34).

Herbert Antcliff (15-50) and Thomas Hayes (16-29) came fourth and 10th respectively as City of York comfortably won the team prize.

Luca Parker led City of York’s under 17 boys’ home in seventh place with an 18-10 clocking for the 5.3km course.

With good support from Toby Antcliff (18-46) and Kyle McLeay (18-51) in 10th and 11th respectively, the club finished second in the team standings.

City of York also secured top-10 finishes from Holly Moss (seventh, U15 girls), Benjamin Scurrah-Smyth (eighth, U11 boys), Edward Hanley (eighth, U13 boys) and Lottie Langan (ninth, U13 girls).