Friday 28 August 2015

Grace has gone to Louisiana

Grace McKenzie has left the Irish soil to join McNeese State University on a 4 year athletics scholarship for Multi Events and High Jump.  Grace now follows the footsteps of other famous Cork athletes Fanahan McSweeney and the Foolkes brothers.  McNeese competes in Division 1 of the southland conference of the NCAA.

Grace has been a member of Belgooly A.C. since 2007 representing her club at County, Munster and All Ireland championships both indoors and outdoors.  Grace has also represented her school Scoil Mhuire, Crosshaven at Munster, All Ireland and International level in both multi events and individually in High Jump, Long Jump, Shot and hurdles.  Grace has also competed with distinction in both the English and Scottish championships in the same events.

2014 was an exceptional year for Grace winning at all grades but the highlights were 10 All-Ireland medals


Indoor Junior:
                      Heptathlon                   Gold
                      High Jump                    Bronze

Outdoor Junior:
                      High Jump                    Gold
                      Shot Put                       Bronze

Indoor U/19:
                      High Jump                    Gold
                      Long Jump                   Gold
                      60m Hurdles                 Silver

Outdoor U/19:
                     Long Jump                    Silver
                     High Jump                     Silver
                     60m Hurdles                 Silver

Grace set many PB's in 2014 notable senior heptathlon score of 4358 and high jump of 1.71m

A presentation was made by Belgooly A.C to Grace in recognition of her achievement in gaining a scholarship Also present were her parents, Jock & Karen and sister Lucy.

We wish Grace the best in her studies and athletics at McNeese.