17 Jan Cross Country
Minor Girls team winners
Fifteen brave athletes travelled to the brand new cross country facility in Drogheda on Thursday 17th Jan to represent team DGS.
The Minor girls were up first with Anna Dawson leading the charge around the 1500m course, in the end Anna finished we’ll clear in 2nd spot, with both Evie Gallen and Orlaith Daly running strongly side by side to finish in 5th and 6th.
Sarah Brooke’s made her way through the field as our 4th finisher and helped to secure the 1st prize in the team event. Great running 🏃♀️ girls.
Loclainn Harris and Adan Coleman ran in the Minor boys race over the same distance.
Loclainn started strong moving from 4th to 2nd in the early stages and then had a real ding dong battle with the local favourite from St Joseph’s.With 250m to go Loclainn made his sprint for home and despite the best efforts of his rival, Loclainn hung on for an impressive victory.
Shona Mc Hugh was the best of Junior girls running well to finish in 7th place in her 2000m race.
Harry Winston and Paul Carlin lined up in the Junior boys 2000m and it was Harry who started brightly using his fitness developed during those early morning swim sessions.
He ran for much of the race in 3rd position making a late charge for 2nd place, however in a tight sprint finish he was happy with a well earned bronze medal.