Girls show the way to secure silver medal

Ailsa Cruickshanks.
Ailsa Cruickshanks.
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Fife AC’s women took the silver medal behind central AC at the Scottish Four Stage Road Relays in Livingston.

It was a fantastic effort from the team of Abi Bender, Helen Sharpe, Stephanie Pennycook and Megan Crawford who eventually missed the victory by a mere 11 seconds.

Meanwhile, Fife AC juniors picked up a collection of individual and team medals at the Fife Schools Cross Country Championships took place at Kirkcaldy’s Beveridge Park on Tuesday.

In the S1 boys race, Craig Morris led the winning St Leonards School team home in a fine first place while in the S1 girls race, Sam McInnes led the winning Madras College team home in second place.

Brothers Tristan and George Rees of St Leonards School finished in first and second place respectively in the S2/3 boys race with their school’s team finishing in second place.

Bell Baxter’s Sam Fernando finished no too far behind in eighth.

In the S2/3 girls race, Louise McCullagh led the winning St Columbas team home in second place.

The oldest of the Rees brothers, Logan, narrowly lost out to Scottish cross country international Aidan Thompson of Queen Anne High School but still led St Leonards School to team gold.

Logan was supported by brothers Jamie and Fergus Ingledew in fourth and fifth respectively and Ryan Brocklebank in ninth.

In the same race, James Pennycook of Balwearie High School was sixth and Ronan McKinstray of Waid Academy in eighth.

In the s4/4/6 girls race, Ailsa Cruickshank of Waid Academy finished in second place while Anna Brocklebank of the second placed St Leonards finished in seventh place.