Day 2 of the Woodie’s DIY Juvenile indoor championships at Nenagh stadium once again saw new championship best performances.
In the boys U15 shot John Kelly from Finn Valley AC smashed the record jointly held by Jim Healy and Tom Whelan with a very respectable throw of 15.56m, almost two metres better than the old mark.
The sprint hurdles for U13 boys and girls saw two more records change hands with Aideen Kane from St. Killian’s AC winning the girls race in 9.87 and Ryan Murray from Bree winning the girls race in 9.78. And in the girls U16 long jump Sarah McCarthy from Fingallians jumped 5.74m to better the 5.58m set by Sally Rose Maughan in 2008.
The high jump events produced the biggest roars of the day and Aisling Croke from Dooneen AC enjoyed the atmosphere as she set a new CBP in the U6 event after clearing 1.73m to better the Irish senior record holder Deirdre Ryan’s 1997 height of 1.72m.
Incidentally, Claire Mooney’s 56.96 winning time in yesterday’s 400m was also a new championship best, bettering Ciara Everard’s 57.02 set in 2008.
There were some super performances in the hurdles races, with superb technique to be seen in every race. The U19 races saw Edmond O’Halloran from Leevale AC win in a time of 8.47, while Laura Boylan from Greystones & District AC won the girls race in 8.85.
The U18 races saw Simon Doyle from St. L. O’Toole AC win in 8.50 and Louise Harvey from Tir Chonaill won her race in 9.21.
Eoin Power from St. Joseph’s AC was the winner of the boys U17 title in 8.78 and Sarah Lavin from Emerald AC won the girls race in 8.94, closely followed by Megan Kiely from Ferrybank AC in 9.00.
Ruairi Finnegan from Letterkenny AC led from gun to tape to win the U17 1,500m in 4:03.24, while Barry Healy from Claremorris AC took over the lead at the bell to win the U18 1,500m.