Warm , sunny weather greeted Athletes for the weekend of the Juvenile Championships held in Tullamore last weekend. Day One saw Rathfarnhams young hurdlers into National Championship action. First into battle was Cillian Mc Cabe U/13 Boys 60mH. Starting from lane 5 in the second heat, Cillian was impressive finishing 2nd 10.08 easily booking himself a place in the Final. Cillian was drawn in lane 7th for the Final, finishing a close 5th posting 9.94 a new pb! Sofia Hyland Girls U/14 75mH, also qualified from her heat in 3rd place 12.80. Sofia came a respectful 7th in Final with a faster 12.26!
Dara Mulvihill was busy on Saturday representing Rathfarnham in two events; U12 Long Jump and Shot Put. Dara jumped 3.54m 16th and threw 7.01m 12th.
Isabelle Doyle in the U/16 Girls Long Jump made the cut out from 15 competitors . Isabelle jumped a pb of 4.91m to finish 8th overall in a highly competitive competition.
Alex Hill came 4th 2:06:56 in U/17 Boys 800m.
Sunday brought the second day of action. Amy Mc Cabe was 6th 1:04:97 in U/17 Girls 400m. Our young hurdler finalist from Saturday, Sofia Hyland, turned Long Jumper on Sunday and jumped a very impressive 4.86m in the U/14 Girls event , placing 3rd and earning herself a Bronze Medal in her first National Outdoors!
After lunch saw the appearance of the Sprinters! Daniel Chukwu was Rathfarnhams hope in the U/13 Boys 80m. Daniel came agoingsly close to a Final Qualifying place, coming in 6th place 10:94 in the faster of the two heats! In heat two of the U/15 Girls 100m, Fortune Chukwu came 4th 13:20. Isabelle Doyle ran 12.93 in U/16 Girls 100m to take her place in a top quality field in the Final. Isabelle was 7th 12:88 in Final, in which a championship record was broken! Well done to all our Athletes! Full results on Athletics Ireland website.