The first track and field event of the school calendar took place at the Hub Enniscorthy last Wednesday. The WWETB track and field is organised and run by teachers of the participating schools. A total of 9 secondary schools participated with over 300 students participating on the day. Colaiste Abbain were well represented with over 40 athletes.
Throughout the day students participated to the best of their ability in every event and it truly showed with the impressive medal haul after the conclusion of the event. We also had a number of athletes who just placed outside of the medals but competed with distinction.
On the day through individual events we brought back 4 individual Gold, 7 silver and 3 bronze medals from the following students
Megan Butler – 1st in the Senior Shot Putt.
Amy Miller – 2nd in the Senior Shot Putt.
Sophie Codd – 1st in Senior High Jump & Long Jump, 3rd in the senior 100m.
Leon Sinnott – 2nd in the Senior 100m
Graham O’ Reilly – 2nd in the Senior 200m & 3rd in the Senior Long Jump.
Sean Woods – 3rd in the intermediate 1500m.
Owen Payne – 1st in the Junior High Jump & 2nd in the Junior Shot Putt.
Shannon Wright – 2nd in the Junior Long Jump
Philip Kearns – 2nd in the Junior 100m & 200m
We also had a very successful medal haul in the sprint relay events finishing:
1st in the Junior Boys - Ryan O’ Connor, Donny McDonald, Eoin Roche & Philip Kearns.
3rd in the Intermediate Boys - Lee Dunne, James Whitty, Jamie Fitzpatrick & Colm Dunne.
3rd in the Senior Boys Relay - Stephan O’ Dwyer, Graham O’ Reilly, Leon Sinnott & Shane Finn.
Our Girls senior and intermediate relay teams narrowly missed out on the medals both finishing in 4th. The teams were made up of:
Intermediate – Shannon Wright, Katie Sweetman, Rachel Cullen & Alanna Delaney.
Finally thanks to Eileen Codd (5th year), Mr Tynan, Mrs. Erskins & Mr. Larkin for organising and ensuring the event was run smoothly on the day.