Whitby quartet make eight-strong county team

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THE eight-strong North Yorkshire senior girls’ cross country team boasts no fewer than four runners from Whitby Community College.

Grace Rodgers, Becky Mills and Dani Braithwaite have all been selected following excellent runs either at the County Championships or at the inter-county match at Kirkby Stephen last weekend.

This year the event takes place in Somerset in mid-March and all three girls stand a chance of high placings in this extremely competitive race.

Shane Hicks is reserve for the intermediate boys.

Ben Millsom has also been selected to compete in the U15 North Yorkshire team at the National Sportshall Athletics Finals in London later this year. Ben, a tremendously powerful athlete, jumped, threw and sprinted his way into the final following an excellent display of athleticism at the regional finals in Halifax last month.