Warde and Hallinan lead the way in Schools T&F

Warde and Hallinan lead the way in Schools T&F

The finest School athletes in Ireland travelled to Tullamore on Saturday for the Irish School Track and Fields finals and it didn’t disappoint. 

Presentation College Athenry’s Evan Hallinan won the high-Jump with an outstanding 1.95m leap, just 1 cm off his personal best. Evan went on to win Silver in the long Jump with a 6.67m leap which led the competition until the last jump and was just pipped.  

Rachel Warde of Clarin College Athenry got the day off to a great start with a fabulous Bronze in the 100m in 12.8s.  Rachel topped it off with a win in the 75m Hurdles in a superb time of 11.3s.  Lauren Kilduff of Gort CS won Silver in the 300m Hurdles with a fabulous time of 44.06s. Lauren was 7th in the 300m in 42.23. 

Holly Shaughnessy of Presentation College Athenry won a historic Bronze Medal in the 2000m walk – even more historic in that it was a clean sweep for Galway Athletes.   

Claudia Coyle of Seamount smashed the long-standing Junior Club Record for 800m in running a fine 2:21.30 to come 8th, breaking a record which has stood for 15 years.  Claudia kept it going on Sunday in winning the Community Games 800m, the picture on the right below!

Kai Watters of Gort C.S was unlucky to come 4th in the 200m, running an outstanding 23.8s. 

Clarin College’s O’Connell Brothers each had fantastic runs in the middle-distance for th eIntermediate Boys.  Declan ran a PB of 4:05.7 to come 4th in the 1500m while Liam ran a solid 2:07.6 after a very fast start to come 12th in the 800m.  Darragh Kelly was 4th in the High Jump with a fine 1.75m clearance. 

Holly O’Boyle came 7th in a stacked Senior Girls 1500m in a solid 5:46.  Jade Moorhead of Presentation College Athenry came 5th in a very high-quality High-Jump competition with 1.60m while Siofra Davis came 9th with a clearance of 1.45m.

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