Round 2 of the National League took place in Athlone in surprising sunshine today and several Craughwell AC Athletes delivered fine performances representing Galway County. The atmosphere was very chilled but there were some exciting battles in all events as teams strove to make the finals in two weeks time.
In the men’s events, Kyle Moorhead won a cracking 800m race, making a strong move with 120m left to run and the result was never in doubt as he powered to a win in 1:56.63. Jack Miskella was close 3rd in a tactical 1500m race with 4:13.3 in the final tear up. Jack and Kyle formed one half of the winning 4x400m relay team that clocked a fine 3:27.
Andrew Power absolutely smashed the club Javelin record, throwing a massive 37.66m to come 2nd. Andrew also came 3rd in the Triple Jump with a fine 10.21 clearance. Justin Lane was second in the Pole Value with a clearance of 2.2m, and 4th in the Weight for Distance, clearing 4.62m.
Brian Malone is getting stronger every race and he had a full set of events today. Brian ran 12.34 in the 100m and a fine 25.13 in the 200m. Brian also played a valuable role in the Galway 4x100m team which came 3rd. Sean Liston cleared a fine high jump of 1.65m for 5th overall.
The Galway Women’s team was captained by our own Sarah Finnegan. Sinéad Treacy came 3rd in the 200m clearing 25.71. Sinead Gaffney was also 3rd in the 1500m with a solid 4:49 clocking. Caron Ryan ran a club record 10.35 in the 3000m. Sinéad Treacy ran a leg of the 4x100m which also finished 3rd in 49.34. Sinead Gaffney did likewise in the 4x400m which finished 4th. Eva Kelleher cleared 1.50m in a fine clearance, competing as a guest. Aoibhe Fahy threw the javelin out to 22.61m for 4th place.