Triple silver for Clonliffe at Nationals

Although this time out we did not claim any National Titles there were some superb performances including three silver medals, at theNational Track and Field Championships held in the Stadium on the weekend of the 24th and 25th of July.

On Saturday Killian Lonergan confirmed his return to form with a superb performance in the National 10,000M only being overhauled by winner, Joe McAllister (St. Malachy’s), in the final straight to finish second in a time of 30:20.84, only two seconds adrift of the gold medal position.

There was also a superb performance by young Conor Healy in the heats of the 800M to record a PB of 1:53.32 in finishing second in his heat.

Sunday brought double silver for the Club with Mark Kenneally coming homing second in the 5000M in a time of 14:14.2.

In the pole vault young Anthony McCreery continues to improve, on the back of last weeks National Junior record he has, if you will excuse the pun, raised the bar even higher in claiming silver with a vault of 4.60 – of course a new National Junior record.

Other Clonliffe performances over the weekend were in the 100M heat 1, A. Faye recorded 11:07, while in heat 4 11:09 was recorded by Danny Kavanagh.

The track action now moves on to the Dublin International Games featuring the Morton Mile on Saturday next, the 30th of July.