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National Track and Field Championships, Tullamore

On Sunday a number of Longford AC athletes that had progressed through Connacht competed in day 3 of the National Juvenile Track and Field Championships in Tullamore.

Just off the plane from Scotland having competed the day before both Cian Mc Phillips and Nelvin Appiah were back in action. Cian resumed from where he had left off the day before to win the boys U17 national 1500m title. Nelvin jumped to second place in the U18 boys high jump. Nelvin was a little under par jumping 9 cm below his pb which would have easily won the event. It’s not easy to compete two days in a row in two different countries.

A number of other Longford AC athletes performed strongly in their events against the best athletes in the age in the country. 

Kate Hagan had a great run in the Girls U15 1500m to finish in 9th place over all in an excellent time of 5:02, finishing in front of many other talented athletes from strong clubs across Ireland. Kate has demonstrated over the year how talent and dedication to training can be rewarded with great progress and impressive results.

Over 200m Christopher Conaty U16, Killian Rawle U17 and Aaron Kelly U19 all showed great determination to reach the national finals but just failed to make it through from their respective heats.