The annual Ballymoney High School Sports Day was held on Wednesday 23rd May and in the beautiful sunshine the standards and level of competitiveness was excellent.
In the Girls’ competition the Year 8 champion was Natalya Stewart with Katie Curry the runner-up.
Katie also won the cup for the 800 metres. In Year 9 Stephanie Craig was the champion and Nikki Barkley was runner-up.
Erin Millar won the javelin trophy. In Year 10 the champion was Ruth Burns with Chloe Smyth the runner-up.
In Year 11 Hannah Ferris won the senior girls with Jessica Graham the runner-up.
The girls year eleven NEBSSA Athletics team must also get a mention as they won the shield for being overall third equal at the finals last week.
They were Jill McCaughern, Emily Millar, Jessica Graham, Hannah Ferris, and Chelsea Culbertson.
In the boys section the competition was very close in every age group. Clint Bolton was year 8 champion while Kenny Kane was runner-up.
In year 9 Conor Getty was champion with Alastair Eakin as runner –up.
In year 10 Luke Mitchell was champion with Mark Dickson as runner-up. In year 11 Gary Pattison was champion with Philip McFarland as runner –up.
Gary must also be congratulated on winning the 1500 metres at the NEBSSA finals. The third year boy’s team of Luke Mitchell, Lewis Magee, Jack Kane, David McBride, Daniel McCaw, Sam Wright and Mark Dickson were overall third at the finals.
This is a great achievement considering that some 40 schools were taking part. The P.E staff would like to congratulate all who took part and those who so ably officiated to make sports day such a success.
Special guest, Mr Oran Kearney who played soccer for Linfield and is now a well respected manager of Coleraine Football Club presented the trophies and medals and was a great encouragement to the young people in his speech.