A number of students from Aquinas competed in the Co Down Athletics Championships at the Mary Peters Track. The Championship took place over a number of days. Congratulations to all the athletes who represented Aquinas on the track and field. 800m Year 8 Conor Doran, Iseult Fahy and Lila Power. 800m Year 9 Poppy McGonigle and Olivia Morrow. Olivia Morrow also competed in the Long Jump. Year 10 Malachy Moreland in the 100m and High Jump. Year 11 and 12 100m Sean Conaghan and James O’Rourke. 1500m and 800m Peter Gracey Year 12.

 

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A special mention to 2 competitors who have qualified for the Ulster Championships this Saturday at the Antrim Forum.

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Malachy Moreland was awarded Silver in the High Jump. This was his first year competing in the High Jump. He cleared 1.56m joint with the winner but Malachy was beaten on count back. Congratulations and good luck Malachy at the Ulsters!

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Peter Gracey excelled again achieving not one but two Bronze medals in both the 800m and 1500m. It was this success and his performance in the Inter Ulster Cross Country Championships that gained him an invitation to attend a Trial for the N.Ireland Mountain Running Team. This is by invite only from NI Athletics. It took place last Saturday at Kilbroney Forest Park, Rostrevor. Peter came 3rd which means he has qualified to compete in the Czech Republic at the Youth World Cup at the end of June 2016. An amazing achievement. Congratulations Peter and good luck!