The latest round of the Dublin graded meets took place in Morton Stadium last night. The meet opened with the Dublin juvenile 2000 steeplechase championships. The barrier work which the athletes have been doing under the watchful eye of Stephen Bateson paid off in spades as every member of the group medalled! It was a mixed race, the ‘on the road’ placings where 2nd Sam Murray , 3rd Sean Boyne , 4th Lorcan Benjaca, 5th Cillian Keegan , 9th Tom Breslin . When the championship medals were presented it was Sean who took U/19 gold, Sam U/18 silver, Cillian U/18 bronze, Lorcan U/17 gold and Tom U/17 silver.
On then to the graded competition where in the 200 François Coroller ran a new PB, and from Lane 1, of 22.34 taking 1st in grade B. Elie Nayland was 4th in A2 in a time of 23.26. Lauren Carr was 1st in her 200 in 26.38 with Snezana Bechtina 3rd in her race (27.20).
Young Hazel Kenny made her graded debut placing 11th in her 1500 (5.27.84).
In her first outing as a Clonliffe Harrier Grace Casey won the javelin with a 36.55m best.
The big news from last night is that Sean Cronin clocked the European Youth Olympic mark in the 1500, a brilliant 4.03.13 whilst placing 4th. A big pb also for also for JD Kelly of 4.05.00. Also Oren Kenny 4.33.47 and Oran McGowan 4.37.87.
Earlier in the day also in Morton Stadium Naoise Cullen was 2nd in the senior 800 and 4 x 400 relay at the Community Colleges Championships.