HOLLINS Technology College were one step in front of the rest at the recent Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Cross Country Championships.
Hollins Boys won the Under 14s race and the Under 16s race and, with the score from the Under 12s event, it meant Hollins won the overall title for boys in 2005/6.
The girls from the college finished runners-up overall at the event at Wilsons Playing Fields.
The combination of the boys and girls led to Hollins Technology College being crowned school champions for the 13th time in the last 14 years.
Individually, Andrew Eaton was runner-up in the Under 12s; Alexis Nikandrou finished second in the Under 14s while Joe Roberts was runner-up and Ben Hoskins in third place in the Under 16s.
In the girls, Abbey Dowling was fourth in the girls Under 14 race.
These, plus several others, were invited to represent the district in the County Championships.