FOR SOME LAC Juveniles, it was a double trip to Mary Peters Track in Belfast over two weekends for the Ulster Championships.
There was a display of excellent running and field events with some great results and many Pbs .
The day started well with Ronan Kelly and Ryan Canning in the U14 75m Hurdles with Ryan taking bronze. This was the boys first time to compete in hurdles and they showed great promise. In long jump we had Sinead McGettigan U15, Stephanie Okoh U14 and Lee Walsh who performed well. Joseph Aidoo with an impressive jump and PB of 4m43 won gold to become the U14 Ulster Champion.
Ronan Kelly and David Smith took on the high jump, both competing for the first time in this event. Ronan unfortunately sustained a minor injury compromising his jumps but David went on to win bronze in U15s with a jump of 1m 55cm.[adrotate group=”60″]
Edward Grant performed to his usual high standard retaining his Ulster Championship title with a throw of 11m 24. Stephanie Okoh and Joseph Aidoo reached the U14 80 m final with Joseph taking home a bronze medal in a time of 11.51 secs.
Mollie Page ran well in the 800m despite an ankle injury and Gemma Mc Fadden came 5th overall with a PB of 2.26. Ryan Canniing in U14 800m ran a strong race with a PB of 2.22, a great time for Ryan who is having a great first season at track competition.
The final race of the day for LAC was the U15 boys 800m with David Smith asnd Oisin Farren. Oisin ran a strong race achieving a qualifying position of 4th place. David Smith once again did himself and the club proud winning gold with a PB of 2.08.[adrotate group=”49″]
Ulster championships June 19th 2016
In the Ulster championships at Mary Peters Track the Letterkenny juveniles gave some inspiring performances with great results from all who ran.
In the first time trial of the U18 800m Matthew Johnson ran a PB of 2.06 putting him into bronze medal position.
Michael McGroary showed his true form, coming into his own in a superb time of 2.05 in the second 800m time trial putting him a silver medal positon. Michael has made great improvements this season and is showing huge potential.
Next up were the duo David Smith and Oisin Farren in U15 1500m. David’s superb performance brought him home comfortably, winning gold in a time of 4.36 with Oisin coming in 4th at 4.42, in a qualifying position for the All Irelands.
David’s win sees him as the double Ulster Champion for the U15 800m and 1500m two years running.
Donal Farren and Matthew Johnson both contested the U18 1500m well with Donal taking the silver in a time of 4.12 and Matthew taking bronze in 4.18. Well done to all our boys. Thank you to coaches and parents who transported athletes and showed their support.
Well Done to Danny Mooney on his return to circuit race taking Silver in the Senior Men 1500m race.[adrotate group=”38″] Tags: