The annual Meath Primary Schools’ Track and Field event took place on Wednesday, June 14th 2017. Sixteen pupils from St Mary’s School participated in the events which included sprints (Sara Harten, Anna O’Hare, Bláthnaid Vaughan, Vanessa Edosa), ball throw (Ciara Ryan, Leah McMahon), long jump (Leanne Conlon, Niamh Mahon), middle distance (Rebekah Clavin, Aoibhinn Diamond, Holly O’Donnell, Emma Gibney) and relays (Cliona Walsh, Sarah Forde, Grace Vaughan, Emma O’Neill).
The girls represented both themselves and St Mary’s very well with Sara Harten (Fourth Class), Aoibhinn Diamond (Fifth Class), Vanessa Edosa and Emma Gibney (Sixth Class) making the semi-finals and finals. The finals took place in the afternoon in very sunny and humid conditions. Despite the heat, the girls ran very well and Vanessa powered home to win a gold medal. Well done, girls, on another great day at the races!