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    Ulster Schools' Cross Country Championships

    23 February

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    Ulster Schools’ Cross Country Championships

    Mallusk Playing Fields, Belfast

    Wednesday 22nd February

     

    The success after districts continued for several of our competitors.

     

    Summary

    Mini Boys’ (Year 8) - 2nd gaining SILVER Medals

    Strong performances form Lukas Kenny (9th) and Harvey Kane (18th).

    The team narrowly missed out on Gold medals, losing by 4 points to our district rivals, St Colman’s Newry. They do not compete at All Irelands but their performance puts them in good stead for next year.

    Minor Boys’ (Year 9) – 1st gaining GOLD Medals

    Strong performances came from Jakob Hamilton (8th), Jake Stafford (12th), and Jamie Livingstone (16th) and Johnny McCracken (19th).

    The team outperformed any other school, having a 29 point lead on runners up, Omagh GS.

    Having placed third as a team last year, this is a vast improvement which is owed to the determination and diligence of the boys

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    The boys won the Ulster schools Minor Boys’ Trophy, a first for Campbell and the first time in 27 years that the school has won any trophy at the Ulster Schools Competition (Senior Boys team 1990-see attached photo).

    Junior Boys’ (Year 10) – 4th

    Ben McMorris (10 PRICES) came 6th, qualifying for the All Ireland Championships. 

    Painfully, the team narrowly missed out on bronze medals by 4 points, being defeated by St Colman’s Newry.

    Intermediate Boys’ (Year 11/12) – 4th

    After a gruelling 5000km, excellent running was observed by Matthew Caves (16th), and Jamie Anthony (19th).

    These two also narrowly missed out on qualifying for the All Irelands, needing to be in the top 15 to qualify. They will be ones to watch with interest as they progress to Senior Level.

     

    Senior Boys’ (Year 13/14) – 7th

    After an unforgiving 6200km in the relentless rain, the boys ran their hearts out and won what was a brutal race.

    With some outstanding individual performances, the teams performed remarkably, especially the MINOR BOYS, who have broken a 27 year old school record. The boys should be extremely proud of themselves.

    We now look forward to the All-Ireland Championships at Mallusk Playing Fields on the 12th March where the Minor Boys have a trophy in their sights! Ben McMorris also hopes to continue his success from last year.

     

    J.R Brown - Year 14