Although a little late with this report, BAC had a very enjoyable weekend at both Santry & Tallaght (last weekend) as the top Dublin athletes brought the Juvenile Track and Field Championships to a grand finale.
With a strong focus on this competition since early March, the athletes were very well prepared and didn’t disappoint with a string of Top 3 finishes and some excellent PB’s in the process as we continue to build towards the All Ireland’s in July……Six athletes were crowned Dublin County Champions and we had more then 30 athletes competing over the three days. Well done to everyone involved.
Congratulations to the following athletes who were crowned Dublin County Champions:
– Robyn O’Brien, Sarah Healy, Natasha Twomey, Pappy Tucker, Edmund Tucker and Tommy O’Brien.
The summary and full set of results are below:
Under 10’s: The U10’s got us off to a flying start on Friday night with Isabel O’Brien and Sarah O’Brien finishing 2nd and 3rd in the 500m. Daniel Mullane followed this up with a 3rd place finish in the boys U10 500m
Under 11’s: Next up was Lauara Gallagher who ran a fine “time trial” in the 600m with a second place finish and a PB over this distance
Under 12’s: Once again Ellen Cheung had to settle for second place in the 600m but in doing so also ran a PB over this distance. In the boys 600m, Patrick Tucker and Evan Walshe put on a fantastic display in finishing first and second with PB’s and Pappy been crowned Dublin Champion on his first official outing with the club. Pappy also secured a third place finish in the 60m sprint.
Under 13’s: Jennifer O’Brien had a superb second place finish in the 75m Hurdles and reigning All Ireland Cross country champion, Sarah Healy, dominated the 600m running a PB to be crowned Dublin County Champion. In the boys, William Hickey, finished in third place in both the Javelin and the Shot Putt.
Under 14’s: Robyn O’Brien had a fine weekend with 2 x third place finishes in the 80m sprint and 75m hurdles followed up with a first place finish in the girls 200m and a PB over this distance. Natasha Twomey continued her excellent form from the Indoor’s earlier this year with a convincing first place in the 800m in another season best time for her.
Under 15’s: Edmund Tucker on his second outing for the club picked up a Gold medal in the Hammer competition.
Under 16’s: Tommy O’Brien finished second in the 250m hurdles and ran a PB to secure first place over the shorter distance (100m Hurdles).
Under 17’s: Cliodhna Kelly secured her first top 3 finish with the club turning in a fine display over the 200m finishing in third place
Girls U13 4 x 100m relay: The team of Julie Ringrose, Sarah O’Dea, Sinead O’Shea and Sarah Healy finished in second place on Friday night.