Individual Sports Success

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Whilst the weather has recently played havoc with outdoor sports at The Wallace High School, several pupils have achieved outstanding successes in other sports.

Lucy Scott, a Year 11 student at the school has enjoyed a busy and successful month in the swimming pool. First up was the Ulster Grammar Schools’ held at the Bangor Complex where she achieved a gold medal in the intermediate 50 metre butterfly and a commendable 4th place in the 50 metre freestyle.

Last weekend, Lucy competed in the Ulster Open and under 16 short course championships in her home Lisburn pool with great success. She won 3 gold medals in the 50 and 100 metre butterfly and also the relay, whilst also gaining a silver in the 100 metre freestyle and two bronze medals in the 50 metre freestyle and relay.

Lucy, who attended a training camp in Tenerife over Halloween is now looking forward to events after Christmas: “I have enjoyed competing over the past couple of months and am pleased with my medal haul. I’m now really looking forward to the Ulster Secondary Schools’ in January.”

On the weekend of the Ulster Grammar Schools’ Adam Matthews (Year 13) and Peter Sands (Year 11) made the long trip to Galway to compete in the Irish Open Short Course Championships. This is one of the main swim meets of the national swimming season and being an open competition and not age grouped, meant that there was a very high standard of competitor.

Both boys acquitted themselves well. Adam reached several finals, gaining a bronze medal in the blue riband 100m freestyle event whilst being just pipped into 4th place by one hundredth of a second at the 200m distance.

Peter’s swim in the gruelling 1500m freestyle was the highlight of his weekend. His time of 17.04.13 placed him a very creditable 8th overall whilst setting a new club record – previously held by one A Matthews!! Swimming as part of the Lisburn City relay team, the boys also secured a gold medal in the 400m medley and silver in the 400m freestyle

In other sports Graham and Ryan Malley both received Silver awards in the Ulster Schools Judo Championships in their respective categories, held recently in Donegal. This qualifies them for a place in the Irish Schools’ championship in Dublin in January 2011. In addition they will attend the All Ireland Judo Championships held in Killarney, also in January 2011

Last modified: January 7, 2011