Stephen Bateson reports: The final Track & Field took place in the now very familiar National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown.
Following on from the recent success and performance in the Indoor League and the NationalSeniors a large number of Clonliffe Athletes were entered.In the 60 m Series 1, Pierce Friel was placed 1st in Heat 1 in a time of 7:31, In Heat 2 Michael Deadyran 7:41 to match his pb, while in Heat 3 Marcus Lawler was 2nd in 6:99, Rolus Olusa 4th in 7:21 for hisfirst sprint of the year, while Kenji Miyauchi was 8th in 7:34.In the 60 m sprints Series 2, Michael Deady was unable to match his early round time coming in in7:44 in 3rd place, while in Heat 3 Rolus Olusa ran 7:17 to better his Series 1 time and Kenji Miyauchiequalled his pb to finish 3rd in 7:29.In the women’s 800 m Ciara Boulman rang a steady race in heat 1 to finish in 2:37.54, with a verystrong final lap. While in Heat 3 of the men’s 800m, the ever dependable Niall Sherlock ran 2:06.80for 6th place, while an out of sorts Jack Woods finished in 7th in 2:08.51.In the men’s mile there were 2 Clonliffe juvenile entries, Jack Quinn in Heat 1 and Sean Cronin inHeat 2. Jack Quinn finished a hugely impressive 4th in a pb time of 5:04.24, holding off several seniorathletes with a strong kick in the final 300m. Sean Cronin was the fastest miler on the night, havingto take the un-customary role of front runner but showing a clear pair of heals to the entire field andrunning into traffic of lapped athletes as he recorded a time of 4:16.17.In the men’s high jump Rolus Olusa was placed 1st with a height of 1:81The 400 m was the final event of the night with Clodagh Dundar ran a pb in under 59 seconds for thefirst time finishing in 2nd place in a time of 58:38. Marcus Lawler was very impressive from gun to tape in the mens 400in 48.98