OVER 300 youngsters took part in the Bradford Primary Schools’ Cross-Country finals at Cliffe Castle, Keighley, but Baildon Church of England School dominated the team events.

They won the Year Four and Year Five girls' races and the Year Four boys' race and, just for good measure, were runners-up in the Year Six girls' race and the Year Five and Year Six boys' races.

However, two siblings from Oxenhope also took the limelight, with Alex Sadler-Townsend winning the Year Four boys' race and elder brother James the Year Six boys' race.

Other individual winners were Myrtle Park's Annie Grogan (Year Four girls), East Morton's Archie Peaker (Year Five boys), Harden's Katie Buckley (Year Five girls) and Moorfield's Martha Jackson (Year Six girls).

Eldwick took the Year Five boys' team crown, East Morton the Year Six boys' title and Low Ash the Year Six girls' crown.

The event involved all the local sports partnerships from Bradford district (including schools from Keighley, Bradford, Ilkley, Haworth, Bingley and Baildon), who had qualified to represent their area having finished as one of the top two schools during qualifiers.

The top five teams in each age group, plus up to ten wild card individuals in each race, have been invited to represent Bradford in the West Yorkshire finals on Thursday, March 8 at Temple Newsam House in Leeds.

Baildon Church of England School qualified all six of their teams, while Low Ash got four through, and Eldwick and Thornton three each.

Lady Royd, Birkenshaw, Wilsden, Westbourne, East Morton, Clayton St John and Lower Fields each qualified two teams, while Steeton, Dixons Manningham, St Philip's, Bankfoot, Oakworth, Haworth, Oxenhope, Princeville, St Joseph's (Keighley), Beckfoot Heaton and High Crags all qualified one team.

Oxenhope were, however, the only school to have two pupils on the same individual podium, with James Sadler-Townsend being accompanied by third-placed Zak Dimitrojevic in the Year Six boys' race, being split by Jake Monks (Baildon Church of England School).

Intended times at Temple Newsam Park on March 8 are: 1.00 Year Four girls; 1.15 Year Four boys; 1.30 Year Five girls; 1.50 Year Five boys; 2.10 Year Six girls; 2.30 Year Six boys; 3.00 presentations.