Glittering bronze was won today by Laura Tuite at the National Juvenile Indoors at Athlone IT. Laura came into today`s 1500m U/17 as the Dublin Champion and ran a very mature race in her first ever indoor race. After a fast opening 200 the race settled down with the usual indoor bumping and boring, Laura avoided most of the trouble sitting near the back of the field until half way when she made a telling move on the home straight moving quickly into second place and then sitting on the shoulder of the leader in a four girl breakaway. With 2 laps to go it was a battle for medals, the leader was 5 meters away and doing her best Fionnuala Britton impression Laura refused to come 4th with a great last lap to take her first ever individual national medal bronze and only a fraction off silver. Laura`s time was 5.02.77, a pb by a huge margin.Wonderful stuff!
Our other athlete in action today was Megan Comber who ran very well in the 60m heats to make the final where she placed 7th in 8.11.
In action today (Sunday) for day 2 were Dara O`Boyle in the U/15 800 where he placed 3rd in his heat and narrowly missed out on a place in the final and Lauren Carr in the U/14 600 heats.