Another 5+ metre weekend for Laura

Another 5+ metre weekend for Laura

Laura Cunningham’s good form in the long jump continued this weekend with a leap of 5.03m to come within a whisker of making the final 8 in the women’s long jump at the National Senior Track & Field Championships in Santry. The blustery conditions were not helpful to the jumpers, with most back a little from their personal bests. Normally a trailing wind would help the jumps but not on this occasion as the wind was coming and going, making it difficult to judge the takeoff mark.

It was Laura’s second competition this month to go over the magical 5m mark having leaped 5.23 earlier this month in the Connacht Senior Track & Field in Dangan and tees her up nicely for an attempt at the club outdoor record of 5.44m held by Sinead Treacy. The 5m mark in women’s long jump is a tough barrier to surpass for most athletes with 11 athletes having done so since 2005. The list below lists all who have achieved it in outdoor track and field, some multiple times:-

5.44Sineád TreacyNational U19 T&FTullamore04.07.15
5.40Leanagh GilliganConnacht GamesCraughwell16.08.20
5.39Sineád TreacyNational U17 T&FTullamore06.07.13
5.32Cathriona FarrellNational U19 T&FTullamore24.07.10
5.28Sineád TreacyNational LeagueTullamore07.08.16
5.25Cathriona FarrellIrish Schools T&FTullamore31.05.08
5.24Laura CunninghamNational LeagueTullamore31.07.19
5.23Laura CunninghamConnacht Senior T&FDangan06.06.21
5.22Claire RyderIrish Schools T&FTullamore05.06.10
5.22Sineád TreacyNational U18 T&FTullamore26.07.14
5.20Cathriona FarrellIrish Schools T&FTullamore04.06.05
5.20Maireád McCanNational LeagueTullamore29.07.12
5.16Laura CunninghamSth Connacht Schools T&FDangan28.04.15
5.14Cathriona FarrellNational T&FTullamore09.07.06
5.12Maireád McCanNational Juvenile T&FTullamore16.07.11
5.09Alisha LarkinConnacht GamesCraughwell16.08.20
5.07Cathriona FarrellSth Connacht Schools T&FDangan29.04.09
5.03Laura CunninghamNational Senior T&FSantry26.06.21
5.02Laura CunninghamGalway U19 T&FDangan29.04.18
5.01Lorraine DelaneyNational U19 T&FTullamore14.07.18
5.00Leanagh GilliganConnacht Schools T&FAthlone IT18.05.17
Craughwell AC Athletes who have leaped 5.00m or further outdoors
Laura’s 5.03m long jump in Santry
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