Minor and Junior County Down District Athletics Championships

Congratulations to Grosvenor athlete Clint Depayso who leapt to an incredible district record in securing gold in the Junior Boys’ long jump at the Minor and Junior County Down District Athletics Championships, held at the Mary Peters Track on Thursday 11th May.

Clint’s distance of 5.84 metres, which gave him his second gold of the day following earlier success in the triple jump, was the standout performance amongst a number of impressive displays from GGS athletes at the event, with further gold medal performances coming from: Josh Patterson (Junior Boys’ Discuss and Hammer), Adam Sykes (Junior Boys’ 100 metres), Dylan McBride (Minor Boys’ 800 metres), Robbie Dugan (Minor Boys’ Long Jump), T.J. Shanks (Minor Boys’ High Jump), the Minor Girls’ 4 x 100 metres relay team of Neve Armstrong, Jenna Breen, Sarah McCreery and Grace McKimm, and the Junior Boys’ relay quartet, comprising: Lewis Hamilton, Nathan Stewart, Joseph McNaughton and Adam Sykes.

Elsewhere further impressive performances were delivered by silver medalists Adam Davidson (Minor Boys’ high jump) and Jenna Breen (Minor Girls’ 100 metres), as well as Sasha Clare (Junior Girls’ javelin), Victoria Lloyd (Junior Girls’ 100 metres), Joseph McNaughton (Junior Boys’ 100 metres), Adam Smyth (Junior Boys’ Javelin), Nathan Stewart (Junior Boys’ 100 metres) and the Junior Girls’ relay team of Eloise Simpson, Victoria Lloyd, Anna Ferris and Rhea Stewart, each of whom made it to the podium as bronze medalists on the day.

Well done to all of the School’s talented performers, along with their dedicated coaches Mr Gibson, Mrs Kirk and Mrs McIlvenny, who fared so well on the track and in the field throughout the day, securing qualification for the Ulster Schools’ Championships which are due to be held at the Antrim Forum on Saturday 20th May – we look forward to reporting on many further successes from this event in a couple of week’s time.



Grosvenor athlete Clint Depayso who secured gold in both the Junior Boys' long and triple jump events at this year's County Down District Athletics Championships.

Grosvenor's gold medal-winning Minor Girls' 4 x 100 metre relay team of Neve Armstrong, Jenna Breen, Sarah McCreery and Grace McKimm.