NI and Ulster U16 and U17 Championships.

Sun 14 June 2015--admin

13th July 2015
Today saw the final round of our Provincial Championships played out in excellent conditions at Antrim Forum Track.
The U16 boys were our biggest group today, both in numbers of athletes and in medals won.
Bradley got us off to a great start taking the gold in the 100m hurdles followed by silver in the 250m hurdles. Simon was another double medallist with his sprint collection of silver in the 100m and bronze in the 200m. Two of his team mates also made that 100m final and both picked up medals for themselves with Chris placing 2nd in the Triple Jump and Ryan taking 3rd in the LJ with his PB of 5.42m. Chris also made the 200m final.
CallumM took the bronze in the 1500m while CallumD lifted gold with his 1.75m clearance in the High Jump with Ethan taking the silver in the same event.
We had only 2 U16 girls in action but they managed to claim 3 medals and 5 Irish qualifications between them. Emilia was agonisingly close to 2 medals today with her 4th place finishes in 100m and especially Long Jump where only 1cm separated her from the bronze following her PB leap of 4.85m. She also reached the 200m final.
AnnaS took silver in the High Jump, and bronzes in both triple Jump and 250m hurdles.
There were only 2 U17 boys involved today also but, once again what we lacked in quantity we more than made up for in quality with Scott taking silver in the 200m while JoshA also lifting silver in the High Jump and bronze in the triple jump.
Therese was in action for the U17 girls in the 300m hurdles while RebekahD and SarahH ran the 400m flat. Sarah then jumped her way to a bronze medal in the LJ with her 20cm PB of 4.81m. Alix was just 10cm behind that mark but took medals of her own by winning the High Jump and taking the bronze in the Shot Putt which was our only throws medal of the day.
Ellie won the Pole Vault taking the medal tally to and impressive 19.
4 Golds
7 Silvers
8 Bronze
Once again a huge well done to all our athletes who have competed so well over the 3 days of these Championships.