Craughwell AC athletes had some incredible performances at the Secondary Schools Combined Events held in Athlone IT yesterday while representing their schools.
Jade Moorhead (Pres Athenry) had a super day with a fantastic points score of 2707 to take the Connacht title in the Intermediate Girls grade – scorching through the hurdles in an impressive 9.90 and soaring over 1.64 on her first attempt in the high jump to equal her PB and only that tiredness kicked in, exited at 1.68m. Solid performances of 2:45.89 in the 800m, 4.57m in the long jump and 5.50m in the shot sealed the victory for Jade. The Pres’s Leonore Church took bronze in the same grade with 2:42.77 in the 800m, 10.87 in the hurdles, 6.16m in the shot putt, 4.17m in the long jump and 1.35m in the high jump.
Taking a second title for the Pres Athenry on the day, Ella Farrelly put in a fine string of performances to take the Connacht title in the Junior Girls grade with 2319 points, winning the hurdles in a blistering 9.94, soaring over 1.33m to win the high jump, taking yet another victory in the long jump with a best of 4.50m and sealing the Connacht title with 6.22m in the shot and 2:51.90 in the 800m.
Pres Athenry’s Evan Hallinan was also in great form despite a niggling hamstring, taking the silver medal in the Intermediate Boys with 2840 points and some great performances particularly in the long jump with a new PB and club indoor record of 6.45m, a lung busting 800m in 2:15.01m and impressive performances of 24.21 in the 200m, 8.39 in the shot putt and 9.86 in the hurdles. The string of success for the Pres continued in the Minor Boys grade with Sean Hoade taking the silver medal with a fine points score of 2356 points which included a blistering 9.58 in the hurdles, 10.01 in the shot putt, 25.80 in the 200m, 4.87m in the long jump and 2:27.78 in the 800m. The Pres’s Keelan Moorhead took bronze in the same grade with 2:26.35 in the 800m, 3.87m in the long jump, 30.20 in the 200m, 6.92 in the shot and 12.09 in the hurdles.
Emma O’Donovan (St Brigid’s) roared back to her best form with some impressive results to take the bronze medal in the Minor Girls grade with a points total of 2338 which included a PB of 1.42m in the high jump, 4.29m in the long jump, 2:41.05 in the 800m, 10.82 in the hurdles and 6.46m in the shot. Lauren Morgan (St Raphaels) took a fine silver medal in the 1 Year Girls grade with a points total of 1409 which included 4.26m in the long jump, 12.09 in the hurdles, 4.93m in the shot and 2:49.86 in the 800m.
Conor Penney (Calasancius Oranmore) took a super silver medal in the 1st Year Boys grade with an impressive points score of 1626 across the 4 events only 5 points from the winner and including an electric time of 9.35 in the 60m hurdles, 4.90m in the long jump, 8.84m in the shot and 2:43.95 in the 800m. Cian Brady (St Raphaels) had a strong performance in the same grade with 4th place and a points total of 1128 including 4.47m in the long jump, 6.74 in the shot, 10.88 in the hurdles and 2:45.32 in the 800m. There were good performances also from Sean Liston with 1496 points in the Intermediate Boys (11.10 hurdles, 4.77 shot, 4.31 long jump, 27.01 200m, 2:35.27 800m) and Holly Shaughnessy (Pres Athenry) with 1459 points in the Junior Girls (12.91 hurdles, 6.27 shot, 3.75 long jump, 2:57.53 800m, 1.15 high jump).
Full results of the day are here.