Harry McKenzie, Annabel Morrison and Jack O’Connor led the way among a number of outstanding performances on a memorable weekend for Fermanagh athletes at the Ulster Schools’ Track & Field Championships at the Antrim Forum.

Six titles, including two championship records, returned to Fermanagh along with a host of other medals as the county’s athletes again showed their talent on the big stage.

Sprinter O’Connor of St Michael’s secured the 100m and 200m double in the Junior Boys, his time of 11.38secs in the 100m setting a new championship record.

And there was another gold for O’Connor as he, along with Luachra McBrien, Oisin McGuinness, Ryan Hegarty and Rian Kennedy clinched the Junior Boys 100m Relay title.

Double joy

There was also double joy for Enniskillen Royal’s Annabel Morrison. Morrison clinched the Intermediate Girls 3000m crown on the Friday evening in a personal best time of 10.02mins and she followed that up with gold in the 1500m the next day.

St Michael’s Frank Buchanan also won the 3000m in the Intermediate Boys and he and Morrison were presented with the inaugural Robert Stevenson trophies in memory of the former life president of Ulster schools’ who died in November.

Buchanan was also back in action on the Saturday when he claimed bronze in a brilliant Intermediate Boys 800m race with Ben Warnock of St Kevin’s Lisnaskea pipping him for silver. The top three were all under the two minute mark in the race while St Michael’s Charlie Reihill was fourth.

Thrilling race

Saturday also saw a superb display by Harry McKenzie of Enniskillen Royal as he won the Junior Boys 1500m in a thrilling race,setting a sub 4.10mins championship record on his way to gold.

And there was plenty of other medals aside.

Mount Lourdes student Megan Mullally was another to perform well as she secured silver in the Mini Girls 800m with Cadhla Stroud also making the final.

In the Mini Boys 800m, there was also a silver for Piaras Toner of St. Michael’s while Jamie McDonnell became the first representative of St Mary’s Irvinestown to reach an All Ireland Schools’ final when he finished second in the Intermediate Boys 1500m with Tiarnan McManus of St Michael’s just outside the medals in fourth.

Also in the Intermediate Boys there was silver for Devenish College’s Oliver Polak in the Discus while St Michael’s picked up further sprint success as they took bronze in the Intermediate Boys 4x100m relay.

There was also top ten finishes in the Minor Girls hurdles for Enniskillen Royal duo Annabelle McKenzie and Tori Lilly on a great weekend for local athletics.