AN IMPRESSIVE performance saw the Year 7 boys take all the top spots in the second round of the West Cheshire AC Schools Cross-Country Cup.
Neston's Joseph O'Riordan won the race in 5:38 and was pushed to a close finish by runner-up Michael Wright who clocked 5:40. Ben Keating (6:05) finished third.
The competition pitted the Port's youngsters against pupils from the Chester district and they scored several more successes on the Cheshire Oaks Leisure Centre's playing fields.
Chris Goodwin from Ellesmere Port Catholic High romped home to success in the Year 8 boys event with a time of 8:39.
Year 8 gained a further success as Amy Collins, also from Ellesmere Port Catholic High, clocked a time of 10:42 to get second place for the girls, behind Chester Catholic High's Abbie Noble who won with a time of 9:37. Cheshire Oaks' Emily Taylor came third with 11:50.
It was a closer call for Oliver Wedge-wood of Whitby Heath. He took the year six boys race in a time of 2:59, just three seconds clear of runner-up Jack Roberts from Brookside Primary.
The girls notched up two more results, with Year 6 pupil Alex White of Neston securing third with a time of 3:26, a second behind a photo finish between winner Hannah Crump of Farndon and Frodsham's Emma Pyatt, both on 3:25. In the Year 7 girls, Sutton's Karry Broster's time of 6:32 was enough to also get third, behind Tessa McCormick of Upton High (5:30) and Bishop Heber's Bryony Archdeacon (5:43).