Thirty-four Regent athletes competed at the Ulster Schools’ Championship at Antrim Forum on Friday and Saturday (18th and 19th May). The sun was shining and the athletes enjoyed the buzz and excitement which surrounded the stadium. For many pupils this was their first experience of the Ulster Schools’ Championship and I am delighted to report that 5 successfully qualified for the Irish Schools’ and we won 7 medals in total. Our Senior team showed their quality with every athlete picking up a medal. Below is an overview of all the results:
Sophie Laughlin 1st in SG Javelin
Samuel Attipoe 2nd in IB Shot
Lauren Fisher 3rd in SG shot
Matthew McFarland 3rd in SB Javelin
Alexandra Boyd 3rd in SG Hammer
Adam Hughes 3rd in SB 400m
Amy Crossman 3rd in 75m Hurdles
Connie Magee 4th in 75m Hurdles and 6th in Long Jump
Alex Shaw 4th in 80m Hurdles
Adam Magee 7th in 80m Hurdles
Evan McClean 6th in 75m Hurdles
Aimee Adams 8th in the 80m Hurdles
Madlena Belozerova 4th in JG Hammer
Will Hopes 9th in IB Hammer
Reece Cully 6th in SB Hammer
Luke Rogers 7th in IB triple jump
Ryan Upritchard 7th in IB Discus
Adam Lynas 9th in the IB Javelin
Noah Cotter 8th in the Mini Boys Long Jump
Caleb Lowe 5th in the MB High Jump
Joe Hopes 7th in the JB Long Jump
Julia Sterritt competed in the JG High Jump with a best of 1m30
Megan Brown 5th in the Mini Girl Shot
David Clarke, Benjamin Hein and Jonny Lucas competed in the 100m and just missed qualification for the final. Katie McKenna and Madelyn Calvert failed to make the final of the 300m Hurdles, both ran good races despite this being only their second time to complete this event.
Robbie Hammond finished 4th in the IB 400m Hurdles and demonstrates good potential in this event.
The Mini team- Cody McCormick, Oliver McBride, Alfie Houston and David Clarke finished 5th in the relay final. This is a very promising team, with Alfie Houston stepping into the team at the last moment. I hope with more training these boys can contend for a medal next season.
The Minor team- Alex Jellie, Ben Hein, Caleb Lowe and Evan McClean failed to qualify for the finals after a poor second change over.
The Junior Team- Jacob Miller, Alex Shaw, Joe Hopes and Jonny Lucas finished 6th in the final.
Well done to all our athletes who competed, the school is immensely proud of their achievements.