Munster U14 to U19 Competition R.S.C. Waterford
We are beginning to move into the business end of the track season and this weekend’s action is from the Munster U14 / 19 in Waterford. We had a lot of athletes participating so starting with the youngest age group and ladies first it was Emma Carolan who gets the ball rolling with two 3rd place finishes in Shot and Hammer in the U14 age group. Also in this age group Ellie Mc Evoy finished 4th in the High Jump in 1.40m.
U14 boys next and two athletes who go from strength to strength are Cian Hodgins & Tom Walshe who dominated the middle distance events with 1st & 2nd finishes in both the 800m & 1500m events.
Jodie McGrath again showed her potential in the pole vault with a 2nd place finish in 2.15m and in the U15 boys James Sage continues to impress with a 2nd place finish in a very tight 80m hurdles race. He also had two 3rd place finishes in the Long Jump & 100m. His U 15 teammate Ben Connolly was 2nd in the pole vault in 2.40m and 3rd in the Hammer with 29m. Luke Purcell competing in the 1500m finished 5th in his first munster track championships.
Ailbhe O’Neill is really starting to show her true potential and her two strong silver medal performances in the U16 800 & 1500m sets her up nicely for the Tailteann games next Saturday in Morton stadium.
Josh Delaney was a busy man with Gold in the Discus, silver in the shot and bronze in the Hammer all in the U16 age group.
U17 we had Ted Collins set a new Pb of 2.01.5 on his way to the 800m title and Ted is also competing in this event in the Tailteann games next Saturday.
Sarah Lane had two tough events on Saturday but her gold in the 400m in 60.2 and silver in the 800m showed she was well up to the task.
Josh Egan ran well also with a fine 4th in the U17 400m .
U18 Emily Tierney cleared 1.50m to capture the High jump title.
Joseph Mc Evoy won two silver medals with 1.90m in the high jump and was second to his U18 teammate Seán Carolan in the javelin.
Speaking of Seán Carolan we have saved the most successful until last when he won four titles and was third in another. He won the shot in 13.92, Discus in 40.70m , Javelin in 53m and he pipped his teammate
Brian Naughton by only one centimeter 47.48 to 47.47 to win the U18 Hammer title. He also had a season best of 6.53m to finish 3rd in the long jump.
Next week we have the Tailteann games on Saturday in Morton stadium, Santry, Dublin and the first round of the National senior league in Templemore on Sunday.