Dublin Juvenile C’ships Day 1

Eugenia Bateson reports: Day 1 of the Dublin Juvenile Championships took place at the NIA on Sunday the 21st. In the Boys U16 200m, Sam O’Reilly was our sole representative. He finished 2nd in his heat in a time of 25.51.  He achieved the small q bringing him to the final.  Running slightly faster in the Final in a time of 25.50 he finished in 4th position achieving qualification for the National Championships.
In the girls U16 200m, Zoe Mulligan finished 4th in her heat in a time of 28.92, Sienna Kelly also finished 4th in her heat in a time of 29.99 and Sophie Rattigan finished 5th in her heat in a time of 32.10.  Unfortunately none of the ladies progressed to their finals, however, great season openers for all three.
U18 Girls, Rebecca Walsh was first out in heat one finishing 2nd in a time of 27.92, unfortunately not enough to reach the final but rewarded with a PB.   Ava Usanova finished 2nd in her heat in a time of 26.44 bagging a small q.  Emily Jachna won her heat in 27.16 which was a PB, also achieving a small q into the final.  In the final, Ava Usanova finished 2nd with a new indoor PB of 26.18.  Emily, going from strength to strength finished 4th with yet another PB of 27.14 and through to the National Championships.
U19 Boys, Christopher Lynch finished 2nd in his heat in a time of 24.25 and automatic qualification into the final.  In a championship debut, Bilal Kanomodo finished 4th in his heat in 24.85 earning a small q a PB and a place in the final.  James Duane finished 6th in this heat and on this occasion not progressing to the final.  Christopher finished 4th in the final in 23.88 taking a PB along with qualification into the National Championships.  Bilal ran an impressive final finishing 6th in 25.14.
In the field events Conor Phelan made his competitive debut in the U16 4Kg shot, throwing a 6.20 and finishing in 4th place.
U18, Caoimhe Del Bello continues to jump consistently and recorded a distance of 4.20 which is a PB for her as she continues to go from strength to strength in this event.
While only one medal today, it was a day of PB’s for the sprint group.  Well done to all.
Day 2 & 3 takes place in Abbottstown on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February.  Entries close on 29th January with strictly no late entries.