WORLD Championships 200 metres silver medallist, Elaine Thompson, expressed delight with her final 20 metres after she sped to victory in her heat of the women’s Invitational 60 metres in 7.17 seconds at yesterday’s Queen’s-Grace Jackson meet at the National Stadium. “Today I just came out to execute as my coach instructed me to do. I was pleased with my final 20 metres. as I got out a bit slow. I am really happy to be competing before my fans again and I am looking forward to the remainder of the season,” the MVP Track Club athlete said after her first competitive run this season. Sprint Tech Track Club’s Gayon Evans was second in the heat. In the men’s event former national senior 100 metres champion, Oshane Bailey, who now competes for Sprint Tech won in a tight finish in 6.60 edging out MVP’s Ronald Levy (6.61) with another MVP athlete, Julian Forte, third in 6.63. Sharing the spotlight was national senior representative, Aneisha McLaughlin-Whilby who was making a return to the track after a one year absence. Competing for Sprint Tech McLaughlin-Whilby clocked 52.87 seconds to post the fastest time of the day in the women’s open 400 metres. G.C. Foster College’s Ronda Whyte was second overall in 53.07 with third going to Sprint Tech Verone Chambers, 53.28. McLaughlin-Whilby was also happy with her performance. “I was very anxious before the event but felt good after the race as I executed the way my coach wanted me to do and my body felt good,” she said. St Jago High’s Alesha Kelly was also in good form in the one lap event. Competing in Class One Kelly topped the field in 53.94 to finish ahead of Holmwood Technical’s Ashley Williams (54.96) and St Jago’s Shanice Reid, 55.16. Edino Steele, 46.39, was best among the males in the men’s 400m. Nasieve Powell of G.C. Foster College was second in 46.91 and Racers’ Zharnell Hughes, third in 47.12. Calabar dominated the sprint hurdles winning in all three classes. Shavon Carr won Class Three in 14.28 seconds, ahead of teammate Oratio Craig, 14.51. In Class Two Dejour Russell captured the 110m hurdles in 13.38 seconds, ahead of teammates Orlando Bennett, 4,28, and Michael Stevens, 14.38. Seanie Selvie took Class One in 14.40 from Jamaica College’s Odario Phillips (14,46).
Quiz:Congratulations to Scoil Chróine, Dungloe on winning the county quiz last week in Ballybofey. They go forward to the Ulster quiz final along with Kilmacrennan NS (2nd); Gaelscoil Leitir Ceanainn (3rd) and Scoil Iosagain, Buncrana (4th). Rounders:The draws for the rounders competition has been made and has been emailed to schools. The first round of fixtures must be played by 23rd March. The competiton is split into three divisions:Large Schools- 8 plus mainstream teachers Medium Schools- 4-7 mainstream teachersSmall Schools- 2-3 mainstream teachersFootball Championship:Fixtures for the 2012/13 season are now on the website. Teachers are encouraged to play as many blitzes as possible in their section in order to give the pupils as much game time as possible. Results should be recorded and the school with the most wins will qualify for the knockout stages in April.Mouth Guards:Teachers please note that from Jan. 1st 2013, it is compulsory for all players to wear mouthguards during Cumann na mBunscol football competitions. Players will not be allowed on to the field of play without one after this date. This is a directive from the National Committee of the GAA and will also be implemented at club level.Indoor Football: The following dates, times and venues have been arranged for the indoor football competitions. Teachers please note that all children must be U-12 on 1st July 2013 to be eligible for these competitions. It is a 5-a-side competition with a panel of 8 players.Inishowen – Tooban NS (boys) Whitecastle (girls)Letterkenny Area – (Game On) Mon. 11th March @ 11amFinn Valley Area- (Finn Valley Centre) Mon. 11th March @ 11am Northwest- (Game On) Tues. 12th March @ 11amSouthwest- (Ardara Community Centre) Wed. 13th March @ 11amCo. Finals (Game On, Kiltoy, Letterkenny) Fri. 15th March @ 11amGAA NEWS: SCHOOLS NOTES was last modified: March 9th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Schools GAA notes