Day 2: Glittering performances under a glittering sun

On one of the nicest days seen in Santry in many a day today`s second day of the Dublin Juvenile Championships saw some great performances across a range of athletics disciplines held throughout in brillant hot sunshine. A host of Dublin titles and medals were won by the young Clonliffe Harriers. In the 1500 races Joseph Hession made it a fine middle distance double in the U/15 boys winning today with the same front running tactics that paid rich dividence in last night`s 800 as he drove on the pace from the gun and strongly witheld all challengers over the last lap to win in an impressive 4.33.34.

A U/17 1500 win also for Laura Tuite after a great home straight battle with Hope Saunders. Hope had bravely hit the front at 300 to go and at one stage held what looked like a winning lead only for Laura to strike back in front of the main stand to add the Dublin outdoor title to her Dublin indoor, 5.00.8 for Laura with Hope recording 5.02.1. A brave run also by Alanah Cooley in the U/16 1500 as she placed 5th in a very classy field in a new pb of 5.18.

The 200s and 400s also brought Clonliffe success. Darren Redmond 1st in the U/15s. Robert Keeley 1st U/19. 2nd for Abdermi Dere boys U/17 200, 3rd girls U/14 Ruth Bergin and in the girls U/18 a Clonliffe one two, 1st Seanna Reilly with Ciara Lynott 2nd. Seanna also took 3rd in the 200m.

In the field events there were several Dublin golds won. The javelin in particular was a happy hunting ground for the club`s athletes. Hannah McLoughlin 1st U/19, Ryan Whelan 1st U/19 boys with Stephen Bailey 2nd. In the U/16s in his first competition for Clonliffe Conor Byrne was 2nd with Adrea Lidov 3rd. On to the high jump where Laura Carr jumped a 9cm pb to win silver U/14. Stephen Bailey enjoyed success in the U/19 long jump taking Dublin gold. Gold also for Megan Coomber U/18 and bronze for Sean Carrigg U/16  also in the long jump.

Well done to all. Day 3 of the championships tomorrow in Tallaght.



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