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Students who won medals at the NEBSSA Athletics Finals - View Full Size Image
Students who won medals at the NEBSSA Athletics Finals
Aoife Carr, who won Silver in the Girls U15 800 metres event at the NEBSSA Athletics Finals - View Full Size Image
Aoife Carr, who won Silver in the Girls U15 800 metres event at the NEBSSA Athletics Finals
Abigail McBroom, who won the NEBSSA Final of the U15 Girls 800 metres - View Full Size Image
Abigail McBroom, who won the NEBSSA Final of the U15 Girls 800 metres
Students who won through the local heat to the NEBSSA Athletics Finals - View Full Size Image
Students who won through the local heat to the NEBSSA Athletics Finals
21/05/2014 LORETO COLLEGE SUCCESS IN SUMMER TERM ATHLETICS

It has been a busy few weeks for Loreto College’s top athletes, who have been competing at local, regional and provincial level in their chosen sports.

Following the local NEBSSA Athletics heats, held at Coleraine Academical Institution on Tuesday 6th May, fourteen top Loreto athletes qualified for the NEBSSA finals on 14th May at the Antrim Forum.

At Under 13 level, Loreto was represented by thee Year 9 students Conor Kelly, in the High Jump, Callum Boorman, in the Javelin, and Niamh Carr in the 800 metres.

In the Under 14 age group, Loreto had six representatives from Year 10. Cahir Boyle contested both the 100 metres and the 400 metres, while Fearghal Close qualified for the 800 metres. Cahir also took part in the High Jump final, and, although he also qualified for the Discus final, he decided to withdraw. Meanwhile, Fearghal also contested the Long Jump final. Adam Kerr also competed in the High Jump final. Not to be outdone, the Year 10 girls also distinguished themselves, with Abigail McBroom competing in the 800 metres final, Anna Morrison contesting the Discus final, and Riona Pauling qualifying for the Shot.

At Under 15, Loreto was represented by five students. Cahir Loftus (Year 11) qualified for the High Jump final, while Daniel O’Kane (Year 11) contested the Long Jump. In the Year 11 Girls’ competitions, Abigail McBroom (Year 10) and Aoife Carr (Year 11) ran in the 1500 metres final (even though Abigail is Y10, she ran up an age group as that event is not held at U14) while Shauna Doherty (Year 11) took part in the Discus final.

The Loreto athletes brought home several medals after a busy and successful day. Abigail McBroom, despite being a year under-age for the Under 15 1500 metres, won Gold, by a margin of some 100 metres, with Aoife Carr winning Silver, making it a great race for Loreto. Niamh Carr also took Silver in the Girls U13 800m and Cahir Boyle took Bronze in the boys U14 400m.

Meanwhile, Abigail McBroom (Year 10) and Aoife Carr (Year 11) qualified for the Ulster Finals, held on 17th May. Abigail was placed third in the Junior Girls 1500m, while Aoife ran in the Intermediate Girls 1500m. Abigail qualified for the All Ireland Final of the Junior Girls 1500m, which will take place on 31st May at Tullamore.

Mrs Maureen McCullough, Head of Physical Education at Loreto College, congratulated all those who took part on their fine endeavours, and paid tribute to the medallists on their outstanding performances. Mr Michael James, College Principal, congratulated all the students, their coaches and the PE Department on a tremendous season of competitive athletics, and wished Abigail McBroom well for the All Ireland Final, on behalf of all the staff and students of the College.