Our pupils were brilliant at the Districts in Antrim. They have done themselves and the school proud. Myself and Denis were beaming with pride. The standard of talent at the stadium was nothing short of amazing. That being said, it is evident that there is true talent in Oakgrove College!
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Louis Cole (Yr11 Intermediate boy) was nothing less than phenomenal, putting on two outstanding performances in the very difficult middle-distance events - 400m and 800m. As hard as it was to watch because my nerves were shot it was incredibly enjoyable. Louis placed 2nd in both races taking away two silver medals and qualifying for the Ulster's (what a talent).
Ava Colgan (Yr11 Intermediate girls) competed in the long jump which she very narrowly missed out on a medal by 3cm. However, Ava achieved a new Personal Best which is an amazing achievement. Ava also competed in the 100m sprint, winning her heat with ease, gaining her place in a very challenging final, taking away 3rd place and progressing onto the Ulster's.
Aaron Canning (Yr11 Intermediate boys) was extremely impressive in the 100m (he has some speed). He fell short of gaining a place in the final, but his performance should be celebrated regardless because this event had 6 heats and the standard was on another level. Aaron also competed in the high jump, jumping an impressive 1m 50cm.
Spencer Cole (Yr10 Junior boy) talent truly runs in this family. Spencer smashed the shot put, no one had a chance against this one. Spencer took a very convincing 1st place - gold medal. He continued his success in the field events, putting on another fantastic performance in the discus, achieving 3rd place. Another pupil progressing onto the Ulster's. (Unbelievable)
Callum Cassidy (Yr10 Junior Boys) performed in the 200m quickly followed by the 100m which wasn't an ideal situation for him, but he raised to the challenge. Callum won his 200m heat by a great margin and bagged himself a place in the finals. This was another extremely difficult final, he fell short of a medal, but his performance was still celebration worthy. Great potential in athletics.
We also had commendable performances from Ben Richards (Yr10 Junior Boys) who was very impressive in the high jump. Charlie Wylie (Yr9 Minor boys) who had a tough battle in the 100 and 200m sprint but held his own. Patrick Smyslowski (Yr9 Minor boys) competed in the long jump and high jump. Emily McLucas (Yr9 Minor girls) who tried her best at the high jump and long jump. Mya McCombe (Yr10 Junior girls) put on a strong performance in the 100m sprint. Luke Hamilton (Yr9 Minor boys) demonstrated sheer mental strength in the 800m and seen the race to the end when a few oppositions had to pull out.
Great group of pupils and we have a lot of strong potential coming through. A massive well done to the pupils for supporting each other throughout the day, exemplary behaviour from everyone.
Teacher of PE