It has been another encouraging start to the athletics season for the school this year.
In the Mini Boys:
Jack McCausland was 2nd in the 800m
Brynn Ward was 2nd in the Shot
Dylan Benson was 3rd in the High Jump
In the Minor Boys:
Luca McGreevy Couchman was 2nd in the 100m
Unfortunately the Relay Team which probably would have been quite competitive dropped the baton.
In the Junior Boys:
Zac Simpson was 2nd in the 100m
Dylan Devlin 2nd in the Triple Jump
Harry Greer 3rd in the 200m
The Relay Team finished 2nd
In the Inter Boys:
Jared Wait was 1st in the Shot and 3rd in the Hammer
Simon Jackson was 2nd in the 200m
Ben Ritchie was 2nd in the 400m
Jamie Rose was 2nd in the Pole Vault
The Relay Team finished 3rd
In the Senior Boys:
Conor Gregg was 1st in the 100m and the 200m
Peter Simpson was 1st in the High Jump
Pierce McLernon was 1st in the Shot
Roddy Buchanan was 1st in the Javelin
Results from the Ulster Championships
Congratulations to the following boys who all won medals at the Ulster Championships:
Jared Wait was 1st in the Inter Boys Shot throwing a new Personal Best of 12m 90cm which was over a metre further than his previous distances. Jared also finished 4th in the Hammer just missing out.
Jamie Rose was 2nd in the Pole Vault, an event that he has only just taken up recently.
Pierce McLernon was 3rd in the Senior Boys shot, which is now 2 years in a row that he has won a medal.
Peter Simpson was 3rd in the Senior Boys High Jump which is hopefully something that he can work towards improvement next year. All of the above have qualified for the Irish Championships.
The Inter Boys Relay team of Keelan Sloan, Zak Davidson, Jack Truesdale and Simon Jackson finished 3rd which was an exceptional performance considering they went into the final with 5 other teams with quicker qualifying times than them. Unfortunately it is only the top 2 that qualify on the track.
Other notable performances on the day came from Conor Gregg who narrowly missed on in a medal with the result going to a photo finish in the 100m and 200m, Jack McCausland ran well in a very competitive 800m and Josh Patterson finished strongly in the 1500m.
We wish all of the boys success this Saturday as they head down to Tullamore to compete in the Irish Schools Championships.