The GloHealth National Juvenile Championships – Day 2 took place in Tullamore yesterday (Saturday) with some of the club`s best Juvenile athletes competing. It was again another successful outing by the Black and Amber with top class performances put in yielding National titles, medals and pbs.
Young Sally Sumola must get the “MVP” award after a superb day for her. Sally earlier in the day won the U/13 long jump with a best of 4.55m and later won silver in the 80m (10.84).
Also in the sprints Caitlin O`Reilly took silver in the U/17 100m in 12.44. A brave effort in the U/16 100 by Rebecca Fotzsimons, doing very well to make the start line after recent injury.
Adam O`Brien in the U/19 3000 finished like a sprinter as with 200 to go be went for 3rd to 1st (and making up 30 plus meters!) to take the National title in 8.58.83. Also in the 3000, in the U/16 race Ben Guiden ran a pb of 9.45.87 in placing 7th with a jet lagged Daniel Stone 13th (10.53.81). In the U/17 race there was a 7th place finish by Daniel Lacey (9.40.81) and 14th by Jordan Byrne (10.06.02).
The field eventers once again delivered in some style! Justinas Gedvilas took silver in the U/19 juvenile with a 49.59 throw and Jonas Norvaisas bronze in the U/13 shot.
Day 3:Sunday and again quality performances. Adam O`Brien after his epic 3000 win yesterday took bronze in the U/19 1500 in 4.07.45. Bronze also in the 1500 in the U/16s as Cian Bolger ran a huge pb of 4.17.05. Craig Giles, having won the U/17 800 title two weeks back was again superb as he took silver in the 1500 (4.06.95). Alannah Cooley was 5th in the girls U/19 1500 in a time of 5.11.40.
Caitlin O`Reilly was just out of luck in the U/17 200, placing 4th in 25.74, having ran 26.25 in her heat.