Youth Academy athlete Anna McCauley (Methodist College / Maureen McCauley) won a close battle with Ruby Millet adding almost 100 points to her PB with 3573 points to Millet’s 3515. The City of Lisburn athlete recorded 5.11m in the long jump, took 0.45s off her 60m hurdles PB with 8.76, added a very impressive 6cm to her high jump PB with 1.67m , 9.71m in the shot put (PB) and before taking the title with a last lap break in the 800m (2:29.81).
In the minor age groups, Rising Stars Athlete Jordan Cunningham (De la Salle / Phil McIlfatrick) took the boys title with 2740 points with PBs in the Long Jump (5.46m), Shot (13.08m) and 800m (2.24.42).
There were also medals for Rising Stars athletes Katie Monteith (Sullivan Upper School / Lyn Fisher) who set four PBs and won the Minor Girls title with 3059 Erin Fisher (Methodist College/ Annie Rose & Lyn Fisher) third in the Junior Girls with 3004 points including a 1.54m High Jump PB making it four medals for City of Lisburn athletes.
McCauley and Fisher will be joined by Troy McConville (Craigavon SH / Brendan McConville) and Ethan Williamson (Portadown College / Bryan McCorkell) on the Irish Team for the Schools International taking place in Athlone on 10th December. The pair, who had 8 PBs between them finished 5th and 6th respectively in the Junior Boys but two athletes in the top four, including 4th placed Jack Moore (Omagh Academy) were too old for the International.
Results can be found here http://www.athleticsireland.ie/schools/results
*Rising Stars is Athletics NI’s weekly athlete development initiative for 12-15 year olds. The initiative focuses on delivering a sound physical preparation programme and a multi event approach to athletes aged 12-15 years old. http://nifutures.com/rising-stars/
*Youth Academy is an Athletics NI programme aiming to nurture the development of promising young athletes as they negotiate their teenage years. It aims to assist selected athletes and their coaches by providing targeted support and mentoring as they progress along the path to success. The Youth Academy is a stepping stone towards international representation and sustained senior success. http://nifutures.com/youth-academy/