ADRIENNE Gallen continued her superb form of late at the Irish Life Health National Juvenile Track & Field Championships in Tullamore today.
The rising Lifford-Strabane AC star recorded a Championship best performance to win the women’s hammer.
Gallen launched out to 60.90 metres to take the title.
Last week, Gallen claimed a bronze medal at the Franconville U18 Meet in France, where she threw out to 57.63m.
Gallen was well ahead of Midleton’s Leah Parker (42.77) and Julia Kelly from Waterford (37.42m).
Not to be outdone, Gallen’s younger sister, Caoimhe, won the gold in the user-15 hammer throw, with a best of 49.61m. Her club colleague Muireann McBride was the bronze medalist with a 44.38m throw.
A week after breaking the Finn Valley AC club record – a mark that had stood for the last 33 years – Cara Laverty won the under-19 800m in 2:16.84. Laverty was well in command of the race, daylight between her and her nearest competitor, Jennifer Nugent from Trim (2:22.57).
Sean McGinley took an impressive double gold, winning the under-19 steeplechase and 800m.
Superb performances saw McGinley take gold in both, winning the 800m in 1:54.57 and going 9:43.36 for a comfortable win over the steeplechase.
There was a double, too, for Alannah Anderson of Tir Chonaill AC. Anderson won the under-14 shot with an impressive 11.88m effort. A superb 27m throw landed gold in the discus with Anderson a good distance away from the silver medalist in each event.
Finn Valley’s Hannah Murray was the silver in the under-17 200m, beaten by Annalee AC’s Renee Crotty.
Cranford AC’s Caolan McFadden won the under-15 800m. With 200m to go, McFadden made his move and won in 2:05.87.
Oisin Kelly of Cranford AC was second in the under-18 800m, pipped by Dara Donoghue from Lucan.
Finn Valley AC’s Mark Wilkinson took gold in the under-13 high jump (1.35m) and club-mate Lucas Elliott was the silver medalist in the under-13 shot put (10.67m)
Aoife McGeehin, of Olympian AC, took borne in the under-13 javelin, throwing a best of 24.87m and Lifford-Strabane AC’s
Jude McCrossan was the bronze medalist in the under-19 hammer with Cranford’s Jerry Coyle earning bronze in the under-12 long jump, going out to 4.44m.
Fern Duffy from Letterkenny AC reached the under-15 200m final and was sixth in the final.Tags: