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Oldest Clonliffe Club Record is broken

Caoimhe Morris broke the oldest Clonliffe Harriers Track and Field record on Saturday with a 30.81m Discus throw in Tullamore. The previous record was established in 1966 by Olive Heaney with 29.80m. Despite Frances Mansfield’s coming within 1cm of this, nobody has been able to remove Olive as record holder until now.

Recently joined member, Caoimhe, finished fourth in the National Under 19 Championships with this distance. After having broken the Senior Hammer record last month, Caoimhe is certainly proving to be an excellent addition to the Women’s squad.

Patrick O’Hanlon brought home a silver medal from the National U15 Boys Championships with a long jump of 5.42m. This was just 6cm short of first place. Sean Carrig was 13th in the same event with a distance of 4.43m.

After his appearance in the National Senior event last week, Ryan Whelan was back competing in his own age group. His throw of 54.61m was good enough for Silver, in the Under 18 boys event.

Megan Comber continued her rich vein of form with a Gold medal in the Under 17 girls long jump. Her best effort of 5.40m saw her finish 23cm ahead of her nearest rival.

Shaun Whelan was 6th in the Under 15 boys Javelin with a throw of 29.67m. Keith Pike was just outside the medals when finishing 4th in the Under 19 boys 100m. His time of 11.61secs left him .14secs behind bronze.

Safari Aretech collected a bronze medal in the Under 19 boys Discus wth a best throw of 34.38m.

During the week Eleanor Alexander added an 800m personal best to her recent 1500m one. Running 2.12.51 for 4th place, this bettered her previous best of 2.13.73 set last year.

Further afield, reports from the States indicate Ian Guiden won a road 5k in Boston on Saturday with a time of 15.48mins. Winning the race by almost 2 mins, Ian displayed nice front running skills. His father Noel finished 2nd in this age Category (don’t ask!) with a time of 22.00mins.

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