A busy weekend for Glenmore athletes, on Saturday a group travelled to the Lourdes Stadium Drogheda for the Louth Pre Championships Track & Field event with many of our young athletes competing for the first time.
First up were the U8 girls in the 60m, Zoe White took the gold position, Aoife Mc Donald bronze. Gillan Touhy also made the final and Emily Connolly finished strong in her heat. Sophie Cummiskey represented the U9 girls running well. U10 girls 80M was a large field of athletes ran over 4 heats, Katie Mc Donald finished 1st in the final with Jessica White, Emma Mc Carragher, Grace Keenan & Ruby Steeples also making the final, Leah Dunne, Aine O Reilly, Minna Lennon, Aoife Keenan and Ella Connolly competed well in their heats. Mia Ashby and Ellen Callan ran great heats in U11 80m. Lucy White, Orlaith Daly, Ava Ashby, Chloe Mc Carragher, Anna Dawson, Sarah Mallon, Aoife Magee & Megan Steeples competed across 4 heats in the U12 80m, Lucy White finished 1st in the final. U13 girls Ava Brady, Lisa Conlon & Emily Touhy competed strong in their heat. Nicole Barry took 3rd position in the U15 girls 100M. Katelyn Quinn finished 2nd in U17 100m and Hannah Stewart finished 3rd in the U19 100m. In the distance events Zoe White took her second gold medal of the day with Gillian Touhy taking the silver medal and Aoife Mc Donald and Emily Connolly finishing just outside the medals in the U8 300m. Sophie Cummiskey ran a strong 300m in the U9 event. The U10, U11 & U12 girls all competed strong in their 500m and 600M events. Lisa Conlon and Ava Brady ran well in the 600m. Katie Conlon led the field in the U15 800M claiming the gold medal. Katie Mallon took silver in the U17 800m and Hannah Stewart 3rd in the U19 800M.
The Boys U8 were represented by Luke & Oisin Mc Govern competing in their first championship. Oisin Mc Coy ran a strong heat in the U9 boys. U10 Boys Cian Magee & Craig Touhy made the final with club mates Josh McAteer & Elliot Nichols running well in their heats. Aaron Hanratty & Sean Holland both ran strongly in the U11 heats. Cormac Mc Coy, Fionn O Reilly & Shane Gallagher also competed well in the U12 80M heats. Cillian Keenan, James Dunne & Ethan Canavan ran great U13 heats. Daragh Brady finished 3rd in the U15 100m. Eoin Mc Cann just missed out on a medal in the U16 100m followed by Ciaran Flynn & Niall Brady. Craig Kane finshed strong in the U18 event. In the distance events Elliot Nichols took the silver medal in the U10 500m and Craig Kane silver in the U16 800M. Our boys competed strongly across all distances in their events albeit outside the medals.
In the field events the club claimed more medals with Zoe White finishing 2nd in the javelin, Katie Mc Donald 3rd in the Long Jump, Nicole Barry 3rd in the Long Jump, Katelyn Quinn 2nd and Katie Mallon 3rd in the Shot Putt, and Craig Kane 1st is his Shot Putt.
The day finished with the relays, Glenmore competed well across all ages with multiple teams. Medals went to the U9 girls team taking gold, the U10 boys winning bronze, U11 girls the silver position, U16 boys won silver and U19 mixed team taking the gold medal position.
Well done to all our athletes and supporters who attended on the day. Next up is the Cooley credit Union schools races on Thursday next at bush track, 6.30 first event. Training continues on Tuesday at 7.00 at bush track with the focus now on the Louth Championships over the weekend May 5th -7th.
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