Clonliffe Juveniles at Dublin Indoor Championships

Eugenia Bateson reports: the Dublin Juvenile Championships kicked off this weekend for the U15 – U19 athletes.Official results to follow but a brief round-up is called for, with some good performances and efforts put in in both track and field events.

Day 1200m U16 Boys saw the welcome return of Brooklyn Jackson to the club with a fine 4th place finish in his heat.
U17 GirlsAva Usanova won her heat but unfortunately wasn’t well enough to compete in the final.  Emily Jancha was second in her heat with a nice pb in the bag.
U18 BoysJaydon Carroll was 2nd in his heat and a fine 3rd in the Final, comfortably through to Nationals
U18 GirlsKate Faherty was 4th in her heat.  Kate also competed in the Long jump finishing 2nd   Kate has been a rock in the Juvenile section since a very young age and was delighted to receive her first medal!!  So very well deserved.
U19 BoysChris Lynch was 5th in his 200m heat.
On to the 800mU15 Girls – Heat positions (all in different heats)Zoe Mulligan 6thSophie Kiernan 7thLeah O’Reilly 8thSophie Rattigan 10thLeah McDermott 10th
U15 BoysSean Henry earned the big Q in his heat with a very impressive winSean Sinopluoglu also earned the big Q coming 2nd in his heatSam O’Reilly was 10th in his heat and based on time earned a qualification to finalFiachra O’Donovan was 6th in his heatConor Tynan 9thBradley King 8th
After some controversy, patience and revising from the judges room, the final got under way.  Sam O’Reilly, who was also participating in the Long Jump and with a long wait for final results of the 800m decided to withdraw and focus on his field event.  Sean Henry took the 4th position and a place in Nationals with Sean Sinopluoglu finishing a strong 6th.
U16 Girls 800m heatsEllen Morgan earned the big Q with a 2nd place in her heat.  Elen finished 5th in the final, narrowly missing a place in Nationals.Sandy Rose Kivelehan was 6th in hear heat and earned a place in the final, but again after a long wait, and a 1500 the next day did not run the finalHarriet Kenny finished 6th in her heat also
U16Boys  800mTadhg Crowley 10th in his heat and Brooklyn Jackson finished 6th in his heat.
U17 Girls 200mRebecca Walsh finished in a fine 5th in her heat
U18 Boys 200m – straight finalJD Kelly 2nd 1.58Johnny Fitzsimmons 3rd 1.59

U17 Girls Long JumpCaoimhe del Bello was our only competitor in this age group and finished 4th with jump of 3.95.  
There was a large number of Juvenile girls in the younger age groups in the Long Jump and with emphasis on the word LONG…..2 hours behind, we didn’t wait for results and will wait for the official results to come out.  However, great to see so many of our younger athletes trying out this field event.
Day 2 400m, 1500m, 60m, Shotput and High JumpU15 Boys ShotputSam O’Reilly and Conor Phelan finished 4th and 6th respectively with both showing great form and promising throwers to come.

U17G 400mRebecca Wash finished 2nd in her heat with ease and unlucky to finish 5th in the final
U19 Boys 400m and High JumpChris Lynch finished 2nd in the final and 1st in the High Jump.  
U19 Boys – 400m
Jonathan Fitzsimmons ran a very good final finishing 2nd

1500mU16 GirlsStill with the 800m from Day 1 in their legs, Sandy Rose finished 12th and Harriett finished 13th.  
U16 BoysAaron McKenna and Liam Arthur gained valuable experience in their heats and will be looking towards the outdoors for their next track events
U17 GirlsCiara Sheedy had an excellent run.  Determined to get that medal, she had an even more impressive finish to grab a podium position of 3rd and safely through to Nationals.  Mya O’Reilly had a good run finishing 12th.
U17 BoysMatei Ursachi was an extremely impressive winner in the 1500m.  His training buds Jack Quinn had a lovely run for 6th place and Aidan Benjacar, who wasn’t feeling great before the race, finished 8th
U19 GirlsHazel Kenny ran a solid race and earned herself a Bronze Medal and a place in the National Championships.
60m closed out Day 2 with, U15 Zoe Mulligan having a strong 60m heat.  U17 Caoimhe del Bello unfortunately had a ‘moment’ with the blocks and Emily Jancha finished well in her heat.

No doubt there are results missing, apologies in advance. Official results should be out in the coming days.

Well done to all you competed, medaled and qualified for Nationals. Next week is the turn of our younger U9 to U14 athletes. Bring it on!