Athletics success for Dromore High pupils

Junior Girls Relay - Brooke Shaw, Alanna Wilson, Kerry McDowell & Alex Pelan.
Junior Girls Relay - Brooke Shaw, Alanna Wilson, Kerry McDowell & Alex Pelan.

In the last couple of weeks Dromore High School has again underlined its undoubted quality of performance in Track & Field Athletics.

Having had a tremendous season last summer, it would hard to top some of those results. This year’s cohort are doing their very best to match, and possibly even better, those high standards.

In the Down Schools’ Championships held at the Mary Peters Track, the school won a total of 12 individual and 4 relay medals – 7 of these performances were gold, with the athletes in question ‘crowned’ Co Down Champions. The success was not limited to individual performances with notable team placings included the Junior Boys (4th), Junior Girls (3rd) and a fantastic 1st place by the Mini Boys team. This is the first time that a Dromore team has finished ahead of the whole of Co Down Schools’ in these team score events.

In the Mini Boys section Dromore won two golds – Dean Dillon (Shot Put), Relay (Tyler Bain, Jacob Collins, Cameron Beacom-Hurle, Ben Cushnie and two silver – Ben Cushnie (800m), Jacob Collins (High Jump). The Junior Girls took home three golds – Alanna Wilson (100m), Kerry McDowell (75m Hurdles), Relay (Alex Pelan, Brooke Shaw, Kerry McDowell, Alanna Wilson). The Junior Boys won one gold – Robin Cantley (Discus) and two silvers – David Ringland (Shot Put), Relay (Matthew Pepper, Dylan Branker, Reece Montgomery, Robin Cantley).

The Inter Boys won one gold – Chris Treacy (High Jump), one silver – Ben McCloy (Javelin), and two bronze – Ben McCloy (High Jump), Daniel Dawson (1500m). At Senior level Rebecca Chambers won silver in Javelin with the Boys Relay team (Ashley Boyd, Aaron Croskery, Kurtis Bain, Ben Martin) grabbing bronze.