NITENDO VINCEMUS - Through Striving We Will Overcome
Ballymena & Antrim AC claimed 6 medals at the Northern Ireland Sensior T&F Championships at the Antrim Forum. Newly crowned national champions are Jonathon Ritchie who Triple Jumped out to 14m30 and Claire Wilkinson who Pole Vaulted over 3m00.
Caolon Flanagan and Claire Wilkinson were silver medal winners in their respective High Jumps, while Anna Boyle returned from Oslo to take silver in the 100m. Rounding out the medal winners was Claire McAleese with a bronze in the Shot.
Last Updated (Sunday, 17 June 2007 09:15)
Ballymena & Antrim AC claimed 39 medals at the Northern Ireland Junior Track & Field Championships at Antrim Forum. The impressive haul consisted of 22 Golds, 11 Silvers and 6 Bronze over the 2 days of competition, with a further 7 4th places meaning a total of 46 qualifying performances for the All Ireland Championships next month.
With too many outstanding performances to mention, check out the full list of winners in the Results section.
Last Updated (Friday, 29 June 2007 19:04)
Once again Ballymena & Antrim AC came away from the Ballymena ECOS 5 mile with an armful of trophies. In cool, blustery conditions the men's team of Jarleth Falls, Matt Wray, Ian Barrett and Stefan Kennedy retained their team crown by a mere 2 points over North Belfast. Jarleth led the team home, and nearly the race, just losing out in the battle for the lead in the final stages to claim the prize for 2nd overall, and 1st local runner.
Matt Wray managed a strong finish to pull away from his closest rivals in the final stadium section and add 1st Vet40 to his prize list. A few seconds back, Ian Barrett held on to claim a top 10 spot and 1st Vet35. But it was a spirited finish from Stefan Kennedy that brought home the team prize, thanks to the 2 places he picked up in the sprint to the line.
In the women's race, Pauline Thom continued her run back to fitness, finishing 2nd overall and claiming the prize for 1st Lady veteran. And club stalwart John Stuart rounded out the BAAC contingent inside the 50min mark.
Ballymena & Antrim AC claimed a creditable 6th spot in the Belfast Marathon Relay after a windswept tour of Belfast's city sights. The five members of the team were always at the business end of proceedings, but couldn't quite do enough to claim victory in the mixed category - trailing the winning team by little over 2 minutes after over 2 and a half hours of running.
Ian Barrett led the team away over the first 6 miles through the east of the city, before handing over to Doreen McKinnell who ran through the centre of town to hand over to Jarleth Falls in West Belfast. Jarleth had the longest leg through North Belfast, before handing the batton to Matt Wray, whose 5 miles ran into a strong head wind as he returned into the city. Pauline Quinn completed the team's effort as she rounded into Ormeau Park with a sprint finish.
Last Updated (Saturday, 12 May 2007 22:02)