'Milk It' Ulster Schools' Athletics Championships 2016

Congratulations to Grosvenor’s talented squad of athletes which performed with distinction at the ‘Milk It’ Ulster Schools’ Athletics Championships, held at the Antrim Forum on Saturday 21st May.

Amongst a string of impressive displays undoubtedly the highlight on the day was the performance of Form One pupil Sarah McCreery, who attained victory in the Mini Girls’ High Jump with an outstanding clearance at 1 metre and 41 centimetres to win the event by an impressive margin of 8 centimetres over her nearest challenger.

Elsewhere Form One pupils Robbie Dugan and Dylan McBride also performed impressively to secure silver medals in the Mini Boys’ Long Jump and 800 metres respectively, with Robbie’s jump of 4.64 metres and Dylan’s time of 2 minutes 18.90 seconds both representing performances of the highest calibre which would have been enough to secure gold in many previous seasons. In addition Fifth Former Nathan Chan also attained second place, this time in the Inter Boys’ Triple Jump with a leap of 12.38 metres while, on the girls’ side, the standout GGS performance came from Lois Hagen, Upper Sixth, who attained second place in the Senior Girls’ 400 metres in a time of 62.31seconds.

Elsewhere bronze medals were achieved by Joshua Patterson in the Minor Boys’ shot, with a distance of 11.54 metres, as well as Andrew Hagen in the Junior Boys’ 1500 metres in a time of 4 minutes 34.66 seconds. So too the Senior Boys’ 4 x 100 metres relay team, comprising Ben Stevenson, Andrew Proctor, Chris Allen and Adam Wilson, also ran impressively to secure bronze in a time of 44.98 seconds, a feat matched by the Junior Girls’ team of Abigail Magill, Victoria Lloyd, Anabelle Fallows and Caylan Blake

Elsewhere notable performances were also recorded by Stephen Wright (4th, Junior Boys’ 800 metres), Joshua Patterson (4th, Junior Boys’ Hammer), Emma Kee (4th, Junior Girls’ Hammer), Anna Stanfield (4th, Inter Girls’ High Jump), Chris Allen (5th, Senior Boys’ 200 metres) Sophie Larmour (5th, Inter Girls’ 100 metres) and the Inter Girls’ relay team of Tia Cashman-Hooke, Anna Stanfield, Claire McKane and Sophie Larmour who placed 4th in a time of 53.43 seconds.

Well done to all of Grosvenor’s competitors who represented the school so commendably last Saturday, and especially Joshua, Andrew, Nathan and Lois who will now proceed to represent the School at the elite ‘GloHealth All Ireland Schools’ Championships’, to be held in Tullamore on Saturday 4th June. Many thanks also go to all of the dedicated coaches who have helped Grosvenor’s athletes perform so well throughout the year, and especially lead coaches Mr Andrew Gibson and Mrs Karen Kirk, without whose expertise the School’s athletes would not have enjoyed such sustained success over recent seasons.

Grosvenor pupil Sarah McCreery, Form One, who achieved first place in the Mini Girls' High Jump with an impressive clearance at 1.41 metres at the 'Milk It' Ulster Schools' Athletics Championships, held at the Antrim Forum on Saturday 21st May.

Dylan McBride, Form One, who secured silver in the Mini Boys' 800 metres in a time of 2.18.90 seconds.