Sports Day returned to the Cullybackey College calendar this year after a three year gap and it was a rip roaring success. Participants took part in five athletic events on the track and in the field and athletes were a credit to themselves. Other activities also took place as well as a visit from the Ice Cream van and Flossy Treats. Congratulations to everybody who took part in the events, here is hoping for a “bigger and better” Sports Day next year.
This was the most competitive of competitions with four boys in contention for the Year 8 Champion prize. Mark Cameron (26 points) was pipped to the post by Craig Wallace (27 points) who managed to pick up points in every single event, whilst Oliver Calderwood (24 points) finished a close third, despite winning three out of five events.
James McCallion retained his Year 8 title, storming to high positions in all events, defeating Zach White (31 points) by just one point. Lewis Maternaghan (24 points) pushed the two boys’ all the way, finishing in third.
Ben Kirk (34 points) romped home with a 1st, three 2nd place finish and a 4th place finish to finish top of the pile in Year 10. George Pollock (22 points) pushed him on the track to finish second whilst Denzil Meharg (21 points) finished in third position.
This was another tight contest with the top GCSE pupils dominating the events. In the end it was James Orr (31 points) with three wins and a 2nd place finish taking the Year 11 Champion title. Kenzie Meharg (20 points) kept the family tradition going by finishing in second whilst Dylan Duff (17 points) finished a very credible third.
This was an exciting competition as the girls had worked very hard in athletics, practicing for their events. In first place was Maddison lily Harrison with 26 pts, close behind was Sophie Quigley with 20 points and Katie Ross finishing in 3rd place with 19 points.
Hannah Millar had a successful day competing in 5 events and resulting with a great win on 32 points, Caitlin Marrs fought close by in 2nd place with 22 points just beating Leona Naylor on 19 points.
These girls were very competitive all season taking the finals to another level with each of them counting their medals on the day. The three girls in the run up for places, have selected GCSE PE, they have also represented the school in Hockey, netball, Football, tag Rugby and now Athletics.
Hannah McBride finished 1st with 28 points, Carys Logan with 27 points and Charlotte Baird with 26 points. There is a great future with this year group!
The year 11 Girls had a great afternoon participating in as many events as possible, Skye Dawson was fantastic pushing herself in every event that was offered. It was fantastic to see the yr. 11 Girls’ out participating in a sports day again as it has been a few years due to Covid. This was another tight set of results, Skye Dawson finished 1STplace with 25 points, Joint 2ND was Jessica Wilkinson and Elana McKay on 21 points.