St Louis Grammar School
Ballymena
Promoting Excellence, Endeavour and Empowerment

Cross Country

Cross Country remains a popular extra-curricular activity in St Louis and each year students compete in the Ulster and NEBSSA competitions.

The Ulster District C Competition was held in Coleraine on Tuesday 5th February 2014.  St Louis had 49 students competing in various age groups and six students qualified for the Ulster Finals. 

STUDENT

RACE

POSITION

TIME

Luke Harrison

Minor Boys

8th

7 minutes 41 seconds

Ruairi Griffin

Junior Boys

6th

9 minutes 39 seconds

Ciaran Ferris

Senior Boys

10th

21 minutes 9 seconds

Beth Doherty

Junior Girls

9th

8 minutes 33 seconds

Kirsty Laverty

Inter Girls

14th

11 minutes 19 seconds

Weronika Slawinska

Senior Girls

4th

8 minutes  45 seconds

 

The Ulster Cross Country Finals took place at Mallusk on Wednesday 11th February.  All St Louis students ran well but only Beth Doherty finished in the top 15 in her race which ensured she qualified for the Irish Schools Championships.  Beth then made the long journey south to Munster for the All Ireland competition which was held on Saturday 8th March at Cork IT.  Beth had to run 2500m and finished an incredible 36th out of 200 competitors. 

ULSTER FINAL RESULTS

STUDENT

RACE

POSITION

TOTAL RUNNERS

Luke Harrison

Minor Boys

43rd

123

Ciaran Ferris

Senior Boys

31st

79

Beth Doherty

Junior Girls

14th

104

Kirsty Laverty

Inter Girls

50th

91

Weronika Slawinska

Senior Girls

19th

59

 

The NEBSSA competition was held on 25th March at the grounds of the University of Ulster in Coleraine in what was typical cross country weather – freezing cold, wet and windy conditions!  Following the individual and team success St Louis achieved last year, over 50 students represented the school in this competition across all age groups.  All our athletes competed with great enthusiasm and determination despite the tough ground and weather conditions. 

All St Louis students should be proud of their efforts throughout 2013/14 in the sport.  It illustrates that despite the training and competitions taking place in the winter months, the desire to compete and succeed is prevalent among our pupils and we hope that cross county continues to go from strength to strength in the school!

 

 

 

 

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