Connacht Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Day 2
17th June 2017 at Sligo IT
Longford Athletics Club U14+ juveniles were in great form in the beaming sunshine on Day 2 of the Connacht Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Sligo IT. They came away with qualifications for Athletics Ireland National finals in 24 individual events that will take place on several dates in July in Tullamore.
The very long programme of events is a balancing act as many of the teenage athletes competed in 3 individual events after already achieving success on relay teams which was the first event of the day. The 100m sprint was the most popular race which many combined with long jump and the 200m. The middle distance runners had to excel in the 1500m while saving enough reserve to tackle the 800m.
Experienced athletes Nelvin Appiah, Cian McPhillips and Adeyemi Talabi all returned home to Longford with multiple Gold medals each. Gospel Idahor, Joe Reilly and Brendan Finnan won a pair of Silver medals apiece. Newest Club member Davidson Olusanya impressed on his first outing with Bronze in the 100m sprint and 6th place in the U15 Boys 200m. In total 13 juveniles in the older age groups now get the opportunity to compete at National level.
Longford Athletics Club Track & Field Results for U14+ age groups
Davidson Olusanya, U15 Boys, 13.48 seconds, 3rd place
Adeyemi Talabi, U16 Girls, 12.76 seconds, 1st place
Killian Rawle, U16 Boys, 12.43 seconds = 4th place
Gospel Idahor,U17 Girls, 13.08 seconds = 2nd place
Nelvin Appiah, U17 Boys, 11.72 seconds= 1st place
Aaron Kelly,U18 Boys, 12.09 seconds = 4th place
Brendan Finnan, U15 Boys 80m, 14.1 seconds= 1st place
Corey Molloy, U18 Boys 110m, 18.41 seconds=4th place
Christopher Conaty, U15 Boys, 28.02 seconds= 4th place
Killian Rawle, U16 Boys, 25.04 seconds= 2nd place
Gospel Idahor, U17 Girls, 27.98 seconds = 2nd place
Nelvin Appiah, U17 Boys, 23.58 seconds=1st place
Dylan Horkan, U18 Boys, 55.7 seconds=3rd place
Jack Gallagher, U14 Boys, 2:24.82 minutes= 3rd place
Christopher Conaty, U15 Boys, 2:19.71 minutes = 1st place
Joe Reilly, U15 Boys, 2:21.62 minutes = 2nd place
Cian McPhillips, U16 Boys, 2:04.69 minutes =1st place
Joe Reilly, U15 Boys, 4:51.82 minutes = 2nd place
Cian McPhillips, U16 Boys, 4:21.52 minutes =1st place
High Jump U15 Brendan Finnan, 1.45m= 2nd place
High Jump U17 Nelvin Appiah, 1.80m= 1st place
Javelin U15 Brendan Finnan, 25.15m = 2nd place
Long Jump U16 Adeyemi Talabi, 4.95m= 1st place
Long Jump U16 Killian Rawle, 5.04m= 3rd place
Longford Athletics Club U14+ Juveniles competing on Day 2 of the Connacht Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Sligo IT. They qualified for Athletics Ireland National Finals in 24 individual events ranging from javelin, high jump, 800m and Hurdles in July in Tullamore.