First year students got their first taste of Cross-Country running at the annual 1st year Cross-Country Leagues held at the school recently. Four races were held with each class racing on their own.
The NA1 class was first into action with Bryan Desmond having a super run to win in a time of 3.33. Klavs Ozolins was 2nd with Bryan Lane 3rd. Mark McTighe won the NE1 class race in a time of 3.34 with Patrick Oâ€™ Sullivan 2nd and Oisin Dwane 3rd. Andrew Oâ€™ Keeffe won the NP1 class race in an impressive 3.31 with Adrian Oâ€™ Connell 2nd and Brian McAuliffe 3rd.
The last race of the day was the NS1 class. Here Emmet Bracken had an outstanding run to run the fastest time of the day with 3.30, with Eoin Bourke 2nd and Jimmy Bourke 3rd. The medals were presented by Irish Olympic athlete Robert Heffernan who recently finished 6th at the World T&F Championships in Japan.
All in all a fun day was had by all. Hopefully these young recruits will keep the athletics tradition going strong for the school in the coming months!!!