Nationals day 2: slimmer pickings

Day 2 of the Nationals continued at Morton Stadium today. Efrem Gidey got things off to a good start for Clonliffe winning silver in the junior 3000 in 8.46.40.

In the heats of the 100 all three Clonliffe athletes progressed to the final: Jeremy Phillips 10.65, Leo Morgan 10.98 and Eamonn Fahey 11.16. In The final accordingly there were three Clonliffe vests. Defending champion Phillips took bronze, with Leon Reid completing a sprints double, in 10.55, Leo Morgan was 5th (10.89) and Eamonn Fahey 9th (11.11)

Dara Kervick was in that unlucky 4th position in the 400 final (48.43). Ciara McCallion who had probably exceeded expections in making the women’s 400 final placed 7th (57.68)

Timmy Crowe took on the sprints hurdles finishing 5th in 15.59. In the pole vault Rolus Olusa was joint 5th after a 4.00m best clearance.

Keith Marks as always put in a fine performance in the long jump with a best of 7.29m and loosing out on bronze on countback.

In the final track race of the day with Clonliffe interest Cathal Doyle was 11th in the 1500 final (3.55.99).

Pride of place on the women’s team went to Shannon Sheehy in her first national for Clonliffe winning high jump silver.

So not a bad championship at all: 2 golds, 4 silvers and 2 bronze. Next up its the league final…rust never sleeps!