Athlone saw the final outing of the indoor season with today’s Leinster Junior, Senir and Master’s Championships. The midlands venue drawing athletes for their last run on the “boards” with the outdoor season only around the corner as several of the club’s athletes taking in the event.
The 60 heats saw Leo Morgan qualify for the final as he took 1st in heat 1 (6.93). New Clonliffe man Kenji Milan Miyanchi was 3rd in heat 2 in 7.32 narrowly missing the final. Leo was a class apart in the final taking the leinster title in 6.94.
The 1500 women’s senior was won by club training group member Niamh Kelly (Letterkenny) in a pb 4.41.09 with Laura Tuite taking leinster silver in 4.52.26. Jenny Johnston took W35 silver in a tactical race (5.07,68). Thomas Sherlock was an impressive winner in the M35 in 4.25.15.
Edel Maguire bagged 2 titles W60 200 (31.42) and long jump (3.86).
Leo Morgan clocked 22.66 in his 200 heat and is through to the final.
The 800s brought considerable success. The junior title was won by Darren O’Dwyer in 2.02.81, bronze for Jonny Fitzsimmons in a pb of 2.06.37 with Jack Woods in his shoulder in 2.06.88. Niall Sherlock impressively retained his leinster title M35 with a 2.11.84.
Leo Morgan in the 200 final ran 22.259 taking bronze after a photo finish.
Making it a Sherlock M35 middle distance clean sweep was Thomas Sherlock in the 3000 claiming gold 9.22.12.
Finally the 400s where in junior women Amy Sheehy took silver clocking a relaxed 65.21. In the senior men Oran Kenny in his first ever run over the distance had a superb run also to silver in 54.27.