Ballymena & Antrim athletes excel in age group meeting

Ballymena and Antrim Athletic Club members excelled in the Ulster Age Group Club Championships at the Mary Peters track on Saturday.

Adam Neilly crosses the line to win the 400 metres.

With many athletes winning two or even three medals at the event - which was for boys and girls in the U14 to U17 age group - it just shows the dedication and talent of both the athletes and coaches.

Lauren Roy ran superbly to come away with two golds in the U17 100m and 200m sprints and Adam Neilly showed just how quick he is to capture gold in both the U17 200m and 400m.

Taking part in the U14 age group James Wright continued to show just how excellent an athlete he is across the board by scooping gold in the discus, gold in the javelin with a huge throw of 41.47m and silver in the 80m sprint.

James Wright and Katie McCullough at the Ulster Age Group championships with coach Bertie Allen.

Jonathan Cochrane competed in the U15 age group and picked up an outstanding gold in the triple jump with a leap of 12.26m, a gold in the long jump and a silver in the 200m.

Ronan Campbell, managed to do the ‘triple whammy’ and picked up three golds in the U15 shot put, discus and 200m to become a triple Ulster Champion in both track and field events.

The full list of BAAC Medal winners was:

Track: Luke Pollock - U16 100m hurdles - Bronze; Lauren Roy - U17 200m sprint - Gold; Adam Neilly - U17 200m sprint - Gold; Alice Rodgers - U15 100m sprint - Silver; Ronan Campbell - U15 200m sprint - Gold; Jonathan Cochrane - U15 200m sprint - Silver; James Wright - U14 80m sprint - Silver; Lauren Roy - U17 100m sprint - Gold; Luke Pollock - U16 250m hurdles - Gold; Mathew Steele - U16 250m hurdles - Bronze; Erin McMahon - U15 250m hurdles - Silver; Adam Neilly - U17 400m - Gold; Stephan Gabbidon-Lyttle - U16 800m - Gold; Joshua Courtney - U16 800m Bronze; Rachel Brown - U17 800m Gold

James Wright and Katie McCullough at the Ulster Age Group championships with coach Bertie Allen.

Field: Jonathan Cochrane - U15 Long Jump - Gold; Ronan Campbell - U15 Shot Put - Gold; Daniel McCullough - U16 Javelin - Bronze; Daniel Logan - U17 Long Jump - Bronze; Katie McCullough - U14 Discus - Gold; James Wright - U14 Discus - Gold; Mathew Corr - U16 High Jump - Silver; Daniel McCullough - U16 High Jump - Bronze; Ronan Campbell - U15 Discus - Gold; Darragh Ferguson - U16 Discus - Gold; Peter Wright - U16 Discus - Bronze; Katie McCullough - U14 Discus - Gold; Rebecca McCullough - U17 Discus - Bronze; Mathew McCullough - U17 Discus - Gold; Jonathan Cochrane - U15 Triple Jump - Gold; Luke Pollock - U16 Triple Jump - Gold; Daniel Logan - U17 Triple Jump - Bronze; James Wright - U14 Javelin - Gold.