First into action in the National Indoor Juvenile Finals was our 4 x 200m Girls U15 Relay. The team consisting of Clodagh Cullen, Alannah Fasenfeld, Anna Mc Creery and Sophie Ritchie, finished a respectful 3rd in heat 3 in a time of 1:59:34.
Day two, the club where represented in the Shot Put U15 with Sophie Ritchie (8.26m) and Alannah Fasenfeld (8.81m). Onto the track, Tom O'Regan 60m U12 Boys Heat 1, 6th, 9:17. Daniel Chukwu had great success in his first National Finals. In the Boys U13 60m Heat 2, 2nd, 8:37. In the final, Daniel ran 8:24 to clinch the silver! Girls U15 60m, Sophie Ritchie just missed out in a place in the final, finishing 4th in a time of 8:37. Isabelle Doyle booked her place in the finals of Girls U16 60m by finishing 2nd in heat 2 in a time of 8:06. In a top quality final, Isabelle ran 7.94 to place 5th.
Day three, Isabelle Doyle stormed into the finals of the U16 Girls 200m by winning her heat in a time of 26.65. In a 200m final where the Championship Best Performance was broken in 24:46. Isabelle smashed her pb, finishing 4th, in a outstanding 26.06. Eoin Bonass ran 25:40 in Boys U18 200m. Aoife Murphy ran 2:43:27 in Girls U18 800m. Alex Hill finished 4th in Boys U17 800m (2:11:75). Onto Girls U12 600m with Zoie Ritchie making her debut in Athlone. Zoie qualified well out of heat two, finishing 2nd in 1:54:54. In a fast Final, Zoie put in a tremendous performance to finish 4th in a time of 1:52:15. Dara Mulvihill was in action on the runway in the Boys U12 Long Jump (3:31m). Rathfarnham had two athletes in 60mH action. First off was Cillian McCabe, also, making his debut in Athlone! Cillian put in a brave performance over the hurdles, finishing 4th in heat 2 (10:49) just missing out in a place in the final! Alannah Fasenfeld finished 6th in heat 1 (10:36) in the Girls U15 60mH.
Well done to all our young Athletes in all their tremendous performances over the three days of competition in Athlone. All the extra training and commitment pays off. Thanks due also to Parents for continued support!
All results available on athleticsireland website.