Rachel Finnegan retained her National Junior Indoor Pentathlon title at the weekend with a fine performance in Nenagh, particularly impressing in the 60m hurdles where she broke the 10 second barrier for the first time with a time of 9.99s. She captured first place with a point’s total of 2586 which included a 4.81m long jump, 6.00m shot putt, 1.40m high jump and 2.39.26 800m.
Maria McNamara also had a very good performance in her first time in the junior grade taking 4th place with a score of 2424 points, with a long jump of 4.69m, high jump 1.49m, shot putt 6.99m, hurdles 11.11 and 800m 2.48.07. In the senior men’s pentathlon, William Finnegan took the silver medal with a score of 2371 points – 10.35 for the hurdles, 5.79m long jump, 1.64m high jump, 9.27m shot putt and 3.28.22 for the 1000m.
Meanwhile Claire Ryder will be taking part on an Irish team for the first time when she represents our country in the long jump in Cardiff next weekend as part of the Irish Schools U16 team contesting the Celtic Cup. The club wishes Claire the very best of luck on what will hopefully be the first of many international expeditions for her.