Ulster Schools success for Cookstown pupils

Kerri Scott, Sam Hassin and Jacqueline Burns celebrate their success at the recent Ulster Schools athletics event

Kerri Scott, Sam Hassin and Jacqueline Burns celebrate their success at the recent Ulster Schools athletics event

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ON Saturday 19th May, a number of Cookstown High School athletes competed in the Ulster Schools Athletics. Cookstown competed very well with most of our athletes being placed in the top eight in their events in Ulster. Cookstown managed to achieve even greater success in Ulster Athletics by returning to home with 3 Ulster medals.

Year 8 pupil Sam Hassin, in his first year of competition in the Minor Boys Shot, finished in Silver Medal position with a putt of 8m 30cm.

Year 9 Pupil, Kerri Scott competed for the first time in the Junior Girls Javelin. Kerri is a still a year young in this age group and still managed to finish in Bronze Medal Position with a throw of 24m 5cm.

Year 11 pupil Jacqueline Burns, who is also a year young in the Intermediate Girls Javelin won a Ulster Gold Medal, achieving a new personal best throw of 36metres 98cm.

Congratulations to all our competitors on Saturday and for all the hard work they have put in to get as far as the Ulster Schools Athletic Championships

Kerri and Jacqueline as a result of the above performances, will now go on to represent Cookstown High School at the Irish Schools Athletic Championships to be held in Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Saturday 2nd June.