On Thursday 31st January Aquinas Grammar School competed in the Co Down Cross Country Championships at Delamont Country Park. Over 30 runners represented Aquinas. All competitors ran well in the wintry conditions especially the Minor boys who encountered a number of heavy showers during their race!

Ellen Gracey was the top runner for Aquinas. She came 3rd in the Senior Girls race in the Co Downs and now goes on to represent Aquinas in the Ulsters on Wednesday 13th February. Good luck Ellen!

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Junior girls – Katie O’Hare, Ellen Connolly, Niamh Cunningham, Aine Wills and Kara Macdonald just missed out on qualifying for the Ulsters. As a team they finished 4th!


In the boys’ races:

Mini boys – Year 8, Conor Watt was placed 26th out of over 150 runners.

Minor boys – Year 9, Peter Gracey was placed 18th out of 140 runners.

Intermediate boys – Years 11 and 12, Michal Zborowski was 28th out of 110 runners.


In the girls’ races:

Mini girls – Year 8, Mollie O’Hare was placed 26th out of over 140 runners.

Minor girls – Year 9, Annie Hackett was 17th out of 120 runners.


Junior girls – Year 10, Katie O’Hare was placed 16th out of 120 runners.

Intermediate girls – Years 11 and 12, Jannette Black finished 23rd and Laura Reid 27th out of 90 runners.