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Sommer hits Euro qualifying height in Ulsters

Sommer Lecky claims Ulster Schools title

Sommer Lecky claims Ulster Schools title

CASTLEDERG schoolgirl, Sommer Lecky marked her recent return from injury by capturing gold in the girls’ intermediate high jump at the Ulster Schools’ Championships at the weekend.

In striking gold at the Antrim Forum, the Strabane Academy pupil hit the dizzy heights of 1.75metres which is the qualifyng mark for the European Youth Championships in Tiblisi in July.

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The Finn Valley AC member had a year to remember in 2015 and started 2016 with a bang by jumping 1.80 metres in Glasgow.

Injury though forced the Derg girl to sit out the remainder of the indoor season as she worked diligently through a period of rehab with the support of her family and coach Niall Wilkinson.

Saturday’s eye-catching performance would suggest Sommer has overcome a difficult period on the sidelines as she now looks forward to the outdoor season with renewed enthusiasm.

Next up for the 2014 Ulster Herald Sports Personality winner the Irish Schools finals in early June.

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