Day 2 of the Dublin Juvenile “Indoor” Championships at a windy Morton Stadium on Saturday, again the weather held nicely. Once again there were fine performances from the young Clonliffe athletes, racing today over 200m and 800m, with a number of medals bagged.
In the U/18 200m Jasmin Hales took silver with a good performance also in this by Kate Hession.
It was in fact a bit of a silver lining day for the club`s athletes as silvers were also won by Alanah Cooley in the U/17 800 (2.33.3) and by Greg Hosseny in the boys U/17 800 after some positive front running tactics.
The golden performance of the day came from Jonathan Fitzsimons in the U/11 500m as he won from a large field. There were 2 heats of maybe 20 each in this event with the winner declared on time.
Stephanie McCaul was another medal winner taking bronze in the U/18 800m.
In the U/16 boys 800 the three Clonliffe lads battled away with Alex Hogan winning the inter club battle placing 4th, Sean O`Leary 7th and Kevin McKenna 9th.
The U/13 600 was run in heats where Cillian Forrester qualified for next week`s final in 5th. Likewise Ben Guiden was a qualifier for next week`s U/14 800 with a 4th place finish. Both Aoife Hession and Ella Browne go through to the U/12 600 final having placed 3rd in her heat. Cliona Cooley also qualified for next week`s U/14 800 final placing 4th in heat 1 where she will be joined both Lauren Carr (1st) and Hannah Browne (4th) in heat 2.
Day 3 of the Championships took place today, Sunday. The events on the menu today were 60m and 60 hurdles. There were huge numbers in the sprint races, particularly in the younger ages groups, the U/13 and 14s having between 50 and 60 athletes, as a result there were several rounds to be negotiated before any athlete got to a final. Therefore making any final today was an achievement.
Medals winners today for Clonliffe ranged from young Jonathan Fitzsimons, U/10, who had won gold in the 500 yesterday, and today took silver in the 60m to U/19 Megan Coomber who added 60m silver to her long jump gold, Megan was chased all the way by Seanna Reilly who took bronze. Jasmin Hales was another athlete to win her 2nd medal today Jasmin was 2nd in the U/18 60m. Making it a great day for this sprint group was Kate Hession who took U/18 bronze behind Jasmin.
Great runs also today in the 60m`s by Daniel Coleman 4th U/9, his brother Michael also 4th U/11, Amy Hodson 4th U/13 (from 56 starters!), Amy Connolly 4th U/14, Rebecca Fitzsimons 5th U/14 and Calem Hales 4th boys U/15.
Day 4 of the Championships takes place next Saturday in Tallaght, 400m plus relays.