Athlone was the venue on Saturday for the Juvenile Pentathlon at the National Indoor Combined Events. Among the large entry taking part in 60m Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put and 800m were 13 Longford athletes:
Darcey Brady, Sophia Carey, Cara Davis, Kelly Davis, Oisín Dillon, Aibhe Foley, Mia Kiernan, Alisha Manning, Sinead Masterson, Rian McCaffrey, Leah McVeigh, Robin Óg Murphy and Kevin Óg Murphy.
Highlight of the day was Sophia Carey putting together excellent performances across the events which saw her only narrowly miss out on an Under-14 bronze medal when finishing fourth. Sophia’s total score of 2365 was just 33 points behind third and included top-3 placings in the hurdles and 800m.
Another highlight was Kevin Óg Murphy recording the longest distance for the shot put in the Under-15 boys category. Well done to all with a number of personal bests recorded and all will have gained great experience which they can bring towards the upcoming Connacht Indoors. Full credit also to coaches John Fitzpatrick and Paul Grealy for their excellent work with the group over the past two months as our recently-opened indoor centre greatly helped with preparations.