Skerries athletes bring home 5 silver and 1 bronze medal from Dublin Juvenile Track & Field Championships…
Events kicked off in Santry on Friday evening where we had boys and girls in competiton in each of the age groups middle distance races. First medal of the Championships came courtesy of Rhona Pierce in the u16 girls 800mtrs taking silver in a new p.b. of 2.24. u12 to u14 races were run as heats on the night with Ruby Pereira(u12), Rapha Diamond Ebs(u13) and Sarah Whelan (u14) all qualifying for Sundays finals.
Saturday saw the older athletes take to the track to compete in 400mtr and 1500mtr races. Laura Costello taking the silver medal in the u17 400mtrs. A second silver for Rhona Pierce this time in the u16 1500mtrs and also silver for Orla Bollard in the u18 1500mtrs. Good runs also by our u14s Mairead Ni Chleirigh and Stephen O’Connor, u16s Isabel Carron, Sarah Byrne and Sive Duncan and Aine McCarthy in the u17 1500mtrs.
Tallaght track was the venue for Sundays finals of the 600/800. First up was Ruby Pereira in the u12 600mtrs who challenged strongly throughout the race to pick up the bronze medal. A great run by Rapha Diamond Ebs in her first Dublin Championships in the u13 600mtrs, placing 9th overall. Sarah Whelan produced a storming run in the u14 800mtrs and finished a well deserved 2nd only a second behind the winner in a new p.b. of 2.28. Well done to everyone who took part over the weekend and to our medallists who are now through to the National Championships which take place in July.