On Wednesday 10th February the Leinster Schools Cross Country Championships 2016 took place in Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin. The event marked the 53rd running of the Leinster Schools Cross Championships for Boys and the 46th occasion for girls, who started in 1970.
There were over 40 schools represented in the Minor Girls U14 race with Teams and individuals. Ali Sherlock represented Scoil Mhuire, and ran a strong race to come in 41st out of 102 runners. This was Ali’s first time competing in the Leinsters, so well done to Ali.
In the Junior U15 race, there were over 40 schools represented also with Teams and individuals competing. Aisling McCabe ran this 2,000m race and came in 21st out of 94 runners. The first 15 runners qualified for the All Ireland Schools Cross Country Chapmpionships. Aisling was only 6 away from qualifying. She ran a very strong first lap staying in position of 13th place, but her second lap pushed her back a little. This was also Aisling’s first time competing in the Leinster Schools Cross Country Championships.
Well done to Ali and Aisling for great performances from both of them.