Aaron Shorten of Saint Laurence O Toole AC added the boys U14 1500m National title to his 800m title as he ran out a fine winner of the 1500m last Sunday at Tullamore stadium. Aaron ran a very controlled as he covered every move and took up the lead at the 200m mark and came home a easy winner.
After finishing 5th in the final of the 1500m last week at the European Youth championships Bobby Crowley returned to the track to claim the U18 1500m title in fine style running 4.02 minutes. Dean Holmes also qualified to the final of that 1500m and ran a very respectable race but was outside the medals.
Leah Hutton who was a very impressive winner in the U19 javelin, an event Leah has been progressing steadily with over the past few years and worked on her technique over the winter. Leah is coached by her mother Luise.
Chloe Hayden clinched bronze in the U16 100m sprint in a time of 12.77 with team mate Ella Duane just missing out on a medal placing 4th in a time of 12.88. Ella also placed 4th in the pole vault with a clearance of 2.60.
Chloe Hayden had a busy weekend, after her 3rd place finish in the 100m Saturday Chloe double up on Sunday to place 3rd in the final of the U16 200m and narrowly missed out on the medals in the 250m hurdles placing 4th. Simone Lalor also just missed out on the medals finishing 4th just one place behind Chloe in the final of the 200m while Inez Duane also ran a superb race in the final of the u16 250m hurdles.
In the U18 boys 400m Niall Harvey took home the silver medal in a very respectable time of 50.83 while team mate Johnny Mc Kenna placed 5th in a time of 52.62. Johnny also placed 7th in his semi final of the 100m while Brandon Martin placed 5th in the same semi final both missing out in the final.
Jack Mitchell just missed out on a medal in the U17 400m lowering his personal best to 52.25.
Dean Nolan was 5th in the final of the high jump with a clearance of 1.75. Ciara Moore narrowly missed out on the final of the u14 long jump but placed 10th overall with a jump of 4.49. While Jack Dunne and Jack Murphy placed 13th and 14th respectively in the u13 long jump.
Pole Vaulter Tadgh Ryan took the U18 title while training partner Dean Nolan had to settle for silver in the U17 competition, also well done to Matthew Callinan Keenan who had to withdraw from the U17 pole vault competition due to injury.
Also making finals and having outstanding races were Corrine Kenny in the girls U15 200m final. Michael Spillane in the U15 1500m final. Jamie Wall in the u19 1500m final. Ciara Moore in the U14 200m. Catherine Doyle in the U17 1500m and Beth Fennell in the U19 400m hurdles.