There were many great performances by our juvenile athletes at a sundrenched Leinster track and field championships in Tullamore. Topping the list was under 13 athlete Alex Cullen with gold in 60m hurdles and long jump. Further double golds were achieved by Jennifer Leahy in 300 hurdles and the high jump and also by JamesKearney who addedthe 3000m steeplechase to his 3km victories. Another outstanding performance came from under 12 athlete Amelie Foley with bronze in 80m and 200m sprints and silver in the long jump where she landed on 4.90m – one centimetre behind the winner. A welcome development was the number of our athletes who not only competed in the Triple Jump but who also medalled. Harry Boyle won gold and Orla Kenny and Abbie O’Brien were second and third respectively- all under 14. A further welcome event was the participation of Becky Shannon in the Pole Vault. Clearing 2.20m she won the event. A total of nineteen individual medals including ELEVEN GOLD was a very good day indeed.
Under 12 Roisin Burns 3/hurdles, Cara Duggan 8/hurdles, Ella Wall 8/long jump, Eva Cullen 5/hurdles, Patrick Lacey 5/long jump, Louis Raggett 6/long jump.
Under 13 Alex Cullen 1/hurdles, 1/long jump, Adam Slawinski 7/long jump, Danny Ring 4/hurdles, Sean Young 5/long jump.
Under 14 Abbie O’Brien 3/triple jump, 8/200m, Amelie Foley 3/80, 3/200, 2/triple jump, Harry Boyle 1/triple jump, 5/200, Orla Kenny 2/triple jump, Ella Delahunty 5/triple jump.
Under 15 Luke Dunne 8/shot, 8/800m, 7/long jump, Rachel Leahy 4/80m hurdles, 4/250m hurdles, Tara McGuire 5/250m hurdles.
Under 17 Becky Shannon 1/pole vault, Cathal Kearney 4/3000m, 6/1500m, Jennifer Leahy 1/300hurdles, 1/high jump, John Muldowney 6/3000.
Under 18 Izzy Shine 7/800m, James Kearney 1/3000m, 1/3000m steeplechase, Kevin Burns 4/1500m, Luke Whelan 3/3000m, Rory McGabhann 1/high jump.
Under 19 Ella Richardson 1/1500m, Ciara Murphy 3/1500m.
Under 19 Ciara Murphy 3/1500m, Ella richardson 1/1500m.