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Cross Country Challenge held at Billy Neill MBE Soccer Centre of Excellence

Cross Country Challenge held at Billy Neill MBE Soccer Centre of Excellence

May 15, 2019

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council welcomed 6 talented secondary schools from across the Council area to the Billy Neill MBE Soccer Centre of Excellence to compete in the annual Cross Country Challenge.

The year 8 girls’ event was won by Faith Townsley from Dundonald High School, with Katelyn Fielding, also from Dundonald High School, taking a well-deserved second place and Karolina Tomaseicwz from St. Patrick’s Academy finishing in third.

While in the boys’ year 8 event, William Hicks from Breda Academy crossed the line in first place, followed closely by Craig Hamill from Dundonald High School in second and Reece McCann from Lagan College picking up third place.

Joanna Sheery from Lagan College ran a strong race taking first place in the year 9 girls’ event, followed by Lara Gibson, also from Lagan College, in second place and Faye O’Reagan from Fort Hill Integrated College achieving third place. Ciade McLaren from Fort Hill Integrated College took first place in the boys’ event with Reece McKeown and Ethan Watson, both from Laurelhill College closely following in second and third place.

Lagan College were well represented in the year 10 event with Lily Moore and Tanis Merron crossing the line in first and second place, while Cameron Hamill and Ryan McGoldrick were placed first and second in the boys’ event.  Mia Rowan from Laurelhill College and Zak Stevenson from Fort Hill Integrated College both cruised in at third place.

The GCSE girls’ team from Laurelhill College performed extremely well with Zoe Fleming, Ellie Tennyson and Hannah McKibben taking first, second and third place.

Terry Hana from St Patrick’s Academy won the GCSE boys’ event while Dylan Malcolm from Lagan College was close behind in second place. Ben Hunter from Breda Academy took the bronze medal.

Dundonald High School were awarded the overall winning school in the year 8 event, while Fort Hill Integrated College took the accolade in the girls’ year 9 event and Laurelhill College the winning school in the boys’ year 9 event.  Lagan College were announced as the overall winning school for both the boys’ and girls’ year 10 event.

Speaking about the event, Mrs Coudiere from Lagan College was pleased with the school’s success. She said: “I am extremely overwhelmed with our achievements in the Cross Country Challenge. The pupils were exceptional throughout the event and I couldn’t be more delighted for them. Their continued hard work and commitment has paid off and they all should be very proud.

“I would like to send my thanks to the Sports Development Unit of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council for organising a great event. I have no doubt that events like this one will continue to inspire pupils from the Council area to stay active. We looking forward to participating next year.”

For further information on other school events, please contact Sports Development Officer, Faron Morrison on 028 9081 1969 or email faron.morrison@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk.

 


Pictured at the Cross Country Challenge are the girls’ year 8 podium finishers; Faith Townsley from Dundonald High School in first place, second place Katelyn Fielding, also from Dundonald High School, and third placed runner Karolina Tomaseicwz from St. Patrick’s Academy

 

Pictured at the Cross Country Challenge are the boys’ year 8 podium finishers; in first place William Hicks from Breda Academy, Craig Hamill from Dundonald High School in second and Reece McCann from Lagan College third.

 


Pictured at the Cross Country Challenge are the girls’ year 9 podium finishers; in first place Joanna Sheery from Lagan College, second place Lara Gibson, also from Lagan College, and Faye O’Reagan from Fort Hill Integrated College third.

 

Pictured at the Cross Country Challenge are the boys’ year 9 podium finishers; first place Ciade McLaren from Fort Hill Integrated College, Reece McKeown and Ethan Watson, both from Laurelhill College in second and third place.

Pictured at the Cross Country Challenge are the girls’ year 10 podium finishers; first place Lily Moore, second place Tanis Merron from Lagan Colleage and Mia Rowan from Laurelhill College in third.

 

Pictured at the Cross Country Challenge are the boys’ year 10 podium finishers; first place Cameron Hamill, second place Ryan McGoldrick, both from Lagan College, and third place Zak Stevenson from Fort Hill Integrated College.

 

Pictured at the Cross Country Challenge are the podium finishers of the GCSE girls’ event; first place Zoe Fleming, second place Ellie Tennyson and third Hannah McKibben taking first, all from Laurelhill College.

 


Pictured at the Cross Country Challenge are the podium finishers of the GCSE boys’ event; first place Terry Hana from St Patrick’s Academy, second place Dylan Malcolm from Lagan College, Ben Hunter from Breda Academy in third.

 


Dundonald High School were awarded the overall winning school in the year 8 event.


Dundonald High School were awarded the overall winning school in the year 8 event.

 


Fort Hill Integrated College took the overall winning school accolade in the girls’ year 9 event


Laurelhill College the winning school in the boys’ year 9 event. 


Lagan College were announced as the overall winning school for the girls’ year 10 event.

 


Lagan College were announced as the overall winning school for both the boys’ year 10 event.