Leinster Indoor Championship Day 1

It was a busy day for our 12 of our juvenile athletes on Day 1 of the Leinster Indoor Championships in Athlone, with all putting in some great performances.  Isabella Gogan was in winning form on the day claiming the bronze medal with a great jump of 4.38m in the Long Jump. After a few hours had passed and after securing her place in the 60m final, Isabella went on to win a second bronze medal in the U13 60m sprints, showing great determination for this young girl. On the track there were many great performances in the very competitive 60m sprints. Mollie White put in a great performance to get through to the U15 60m sprint final finishing 5th overall. Laura Bolster was again in winning form claiming the gold medal in the U14 60m Sprints. Both Loclainn Harris U14 and Niamh Cahill U15 ran well in their 60m sprint heats and were unfortunate not to get through to the finals. In the U14 shot putt Roisin McManus won the silver medal with a great throw of 9.27m. Roisin also ran very well in the 60m Sprints getting through to the final and coming a very respectable 7th overall while battling a sore knee which also saw her miss out competing in the high jump. Aine O’Sullivan just back from injury put in a fantastic performance in the U16 shot putt to land the silver medal with a throw of 9.21m. There was great jumping by Orlaith Quinn U16 who was very unlucky to just miss out on the medals in the U16 long jump but by finishing in the top 4 sees her qualify for the Nationals in March.  In the U15 long jump the club had four athletes competing. Niamh Quinn performed very well with a personal best of 4.47m making it into the top 8 and finishing in 6th position. There was also great jumping by Niamh Cahill, Amy Callaghan and Mollie White who all jumped well in the U15 long jump event. Our two youngest Jyles Gogan and Nia Hederton were competing for the first time in the championships and put in great performances in the U12 high jump and U12 60m sprints respectively, more to come from these talented athletes.

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