Congratulations to Harvey and Cressida on their incredible performances at Nationals over the weekend.
Cressida was running in the U17 60m and came third in her heat just missing out on the final by .002. The second place qualifier had a time of 8.112 and Cressida’s time was 8.114. Very slim margins that hurt.
Harvey had a busy weekend competing on Saturday in the 60m sprints and Sunday in the 800m. He stormed out of the blocks and won is heat in a time of 7.95. Then onto finals, there was a false start in the lane beside him which made him more cautious coming out of his blocks but he powered down the track finishing in 4th place in a time of 7.94, which was an improvement in heat time.
Back to the track early Sunday morning for check in and warm up, where Harvey was in heat 2. He positioned himself , staying in the top 3 throughout the race finishing in 3rd in a time of 2.19.27 through to the final as an automatic qualifier. Time for food and chilling before the final at 5pm.
Nerves kicking in and off to line for final. Tactically aware of his rivals, he sat in 2nd in a very fast race but unfortunately ran out of steam for the last 200m, finishing in 8th.
Phenomenal achievement for both our athletes to be counted amongst the best in Ireland. Coaches and club are very proud of you both.