On Thursday the 19th of January 2023, Aquinas Cross Country Club brought a large squad of twenty runners to Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh for the District A Schools Cross Country Championships.

We had a strong showing in seven out of the total ten age categories. There was a full team of six Year 8 Mini Girls Katie, Catherine, Tess, Anna Mae, Rose and Anna. The Year 9 Minor Boys and Girls were Rory, James, Sara and Alice. Year 10 Junior Girls Ciara, Niamh and Lauryn. Year 11&12 Inter Boys and Girls David, Daniel, Andrew, Todd, Emily and Sophia and one Senior Boy Jason.

We had some very good results and six of our runners have qualified for the Ulster Schools Championships at the City of Belfast Playing Fields, Mallusk.  

Rory came first in the Minor Boys race, running a distance of 2000 metres in a time of 6:29 minutes and James came 10th in 7:16 minutes.

Katie was 15th in the Mini Girls race, running 1500m in 6:25.

Emily was 14th in the Inter Girls race of 2500m in 9:03 and Daniel was 9th in the Inter Boys race 4000m in 13:28.

Jason was 12th in the Senior Boys race 6000m in 20:35.

Congratulations to them all!