Corey Beggs and Daniel Black were the stand-out names in St Killian’s College Sports’ Day last week. Both set a new school record in one of several events they won on the day.
Corey, a Year 11 student, won no fewer than four events, but it was his time of 11.37 seconds in the 100m that stood out. Larry Arthurs’ record of 11.50 seconds was set all of 26 years ago and had tested quite a few students in the interim. Corey also won the 200m, the Long Jump and the Shot in his Year group.
Daniel Black won two events in Year 10, throwing the Javelin a record 30.65m, surpassing Paddy McLaughlin’s 2005 distance by nearly half a metre. Daniel also collected gold in the 400m. Darek Halasa however bettered that haul of medals with gold in four events and Sean Murphy collected gold in the 800m and 1500m double.
Elsewhere among the boys, Aidan Murray and Caillin O’Kane both won two competitions each in Year 11.
In Year 8 Jamie McConaghie took 3 golds, while Glenravel’s Sean McKay completed the gold double of 800m and 1500m.
In Year 9, Ross McDonnell won three events, while Kieran Mulvenna collected two golds.
There was a similar pattern to the results in the Girls’ competitions. In Year 8 top athlete was Méabh Allen from Cushendall (3 golds), while Glenravel’s Michaela McAllister collected the middle-distance double gold (800m & 1500m).
Ellen Hynds, also from Glenravel, was tops in Year 9 with 3 golds. Her cousin Laoise McKenna collected 2 golds in Year 10 (400m & 800m), but that was bettered by Glenarriffe’s Niamh McIntosh who took gold in 3 events (100m, 200m and Long Jump) as well as running a brilliant anchor leg in the relay to snatch gold for her class right on the tape.
Finally Shannon McFaul was the top athlete in Year 11 with 3 golds.