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County Down Athletics’ Success

Kilkeel High School were competing at the recent County Down Athletics’ Championships at the Mary Peters’ Track in Belfast and achieved tremendous success.

The athletes gained an incredible 23 medals overall, both in individual and relay events and now 34 students will compete for the school in the Ulster Athletics’ Championships next week at the same venue.

There were also numerous Personal Bests gained by the pupils and 73 pupils finishing in the top 8.

The medallists were as follows;

Mini Boys’ medallists

Jaydon Graham     1st in Long Jump

Aaron O’Brien      2nd In Long Jump

4x100m relay team          2nd  ( Team – Harry Main, Jude Henning, Aaron O’Brien , Jaydon                                                                                                                              Graham )

Mini Boys-  1st team overall

Minor Girls’ medallist

Maddie McDonald          2nd in Long Jump

2nd in Junior Girls’ Triple Jump

Minor Boys’ medallists

Rhys Teggarty                2nd in High Jump

4 x 100m relay team        2nd  ( Team – Harry Stevenson, Daniel Graham, Jay Forsythe,

Rhys Teggarty )

Minor Boys’ – 2nd Team overall

Junior Girls’ medallists

4 x 100m relay team        3rd  ( Team – Indy Cunningham, Peyton Graham, Rebecca Purdy

Ella McAuley )

Junior Boys’ Medallists

Charlie Willis                  1st in Shot Putt

Nathan Hamilton            1st in Triple Jump

Inter Girls’ Medallists

Rebecca Chestnutt          1st in Discus

Alexandra Annett            3rd in Triple Jump


Inter Boys’ Medallists

Adam Morris                  1st in High Jump ( new District record )

Jack Keenan                   1st in Triple Jump

Noah Linden                  2nd in Triple Jump


Senior Girls’ Medallists

Grace McBride               1st in Discus

1st in Shot Putt

Jaylee Parke                    3rd in 400 metres

3rd in Triple Jump


Senior Boys’ Medallists

Samuel Warby                2nd in High Jump

2nd in Long Jump

Taylor McConnell           2nd in Shot Putt

4x100m Relay                3rd  ( Team – Joshua Graham, Samuel Warby, Matthew Sutton,

Taylor McConnell )


Congratulations to all those pupils involved and we want to wish them all the best in the Ulster Championships at the Mary Peters’ Track on Wednesday 15th May for Minors and Juniors and Saturday 18th May for the Minis, Inters and Seniors.