N.I. and Ulster Championships. Seniors and U18-U20

Thu 12 June 2014--admin

Last Saturday (7th June) saw the Championships for Seniors and U18-U20s take place in the most awful conditions at Mary Peters…Out door Pool?
Athletics NI had arranged for experts from Peak Physio to be on hand when they might actually been better served with the RNLI on standby!
Despite the perpetual monsoon we saw some very fine performances from our athletes.

Megan set out her stall from the off with a PB in the 100m, dipping under 12 seconds for the first time to run 11.95s for 2nd place overall and the U18 title. She repeated that in the 100m hurdles setting a new NI U18 record of 14.04s in the process. Gareth ran 11.36s in his heat before lifting the U18s Silver medal in the 100m and bronze in the 200m with Karl finishing second overall in that final to lift the U19 Gold.
In the women’s 200m CoLAC athletes produced the top 2 times of the day with AmyF clocking24.32s in qualifying and Roseanna 24.6s to win the final, a time which betters the B standard for the World Junior Championship.
More success followed in the 800m with ErinM winning in 2.10.96 and Zoe finishing 3rd overall and 1st in the U18s. Zoe was in action again in the 1500m where team mate Catriona finished 2nd in 4.46.03. In the boys 1500m JonnyW lifted the U18 title in 4.08.44.

Namesake JonnyH tackled both the horizontal jumps to lift golds in the U20 category of each event. Brother Adam, having been denied the chance to High jump because of the conditions, triple jumped himself to the senior bronze with a PB of 12.86m while Scott took the U20s Silver. Hannah won the Senior and U19 women’s titles with her 11.38m jump.
The girls Long Jump saw Jane take the U18 tile with a PB of 5.14m ahead of Cara in 2nd. Libby jumped out beyond the 5m mark for the first time in a while with her 5.13m leap somewhere between finishing the hurdles and throwing the Javelin.
SarahW finished 4th in the 600g Javelin event with her 27.11m throw in her first Senor event competition before taking the bronze medal with the 4kg Shot.
Ronan threw the 700g implement 49.90m for 2nd in the U18s while Christian was confined to this event due to injury which has hindered his running.
Andrew continued his great form in the Discus competition throwing 50.66m to win the U18 event with Chris taking the Senior title.

Excellent performances and no one drowned. What more could you ask for!
Well done all!