The final weekend of the club juvenile track and field season saw more excellent performances by club members in Tullamore. On Saturday, the action began with brilliant bronze medal success for Finbar Thomas in the Under-16 Shot Put (4kg). A best distance of 11.66 metres with his opening effort ensured third place on the podium. Congratulations Finbar.
Holly Rogers ran strongly to qualify third from her heat to the final of the U18 100m. The weather conditions worsened for the decider, but Holly still ran very well to place sixth and also improved upon her earlier time in clocking 12.87 seconds. Sinead Masterson placed a very good sixth in the U14 High Jump with a best height of 1.40m.
The wet and breezy conditions continued then on Sunday when much of the track action focused on the 1500m. Across the age groups, the standard of running was very high as Irish middle-distance enjoys a real resurgence across juvenile and senior. Rian McCaffrey (who also competed in the High Jump on Saturday), Sophia Carey and Emma Brennan each gave it their all running strongly with some PBs recorded and more valuable experience of National level competition.
Unfortunately illness kept Seán Grealy from competing in the U16 boys 200m.
There was another good showing for Conor Meadows in a high quality U15 boys Shot Put with a PB in an event he only took up in April and again great competition experience to build upon. Kelly Davis and Leah McVeigh also did very well in the U15 girls Shot Put event to round off a fine weekend of PBs aplenty for our juvenile athletes. Well done to all.
Most will be back in action in August for the Community Games and can look forward with confidence to further good performances.