ATHLETICS: Sherman returns to seal top-20 national finish
ANDY Sherman made a rare visit to the UK to compete at the National Inter-Counties Cross-Country Championships at Cofton Park in Birmingham.
The 31-year-old, based in Indianapolis in the United States, competed in the senior men’s race and was always in touch with the leading runners.
Sherman, who once beat double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah in junior cross-country races, eventually finished 16th.
Earlier that day on an extremely muddy course, Swindon Harriers’ Nyle Clinton ran a well-judged race to finish 21st in the under 20s, his first year in that category.
Will Crisp was 86th in the under 13 boys and that allowed him to finish third overall in the Cross Challenge Series following strong performances at Bristol and Liverpool. Oliver Read (270th) and Nathan Huynh (276th) also competed.
Running in the colours of Buckinghamshire, Harriers’ Callum Bampton was 26th in the under 15 boys while Kieran Garraway was 104th.
In the under 17s men’s race, Will Ballard was 56th and Ciaran Cooper was the second Wiltshire runner home in 241st.
Lillie Bellamy was the best the county had to offer in the under 17 women’s contest as she crossed the line in 46th, while Carla Huynh was 171st.
In the under 15 girls, Charlie George was 270th.