Juveniles set to round out indoors in style


Juveniles set to round out indoors in style

The indoor season is set to round out in style with Day 3 of the Irish Life Health National Juvenile Indoor Championships in Athlone IT tomorrow (April 1st).

There will be lots of athletes returning to back up their medal-winning performances and get on the rostrum before attention turns outdoors.

Sprint star Molly Scott (St. L. O'Toole A.C.) is listed for the U19 girls’ 60m hurdles and will be looking to make an impression having run well over the flat 60m this indoor season.

Others girls to watch out for in the U19 age category are Niamh Malone (Monaghan Phoenix A.C.) in the U19 Girls 800m and Janine Boyle (Finn Valley A.C.) in the U19 Girls 200m – Boyle bagged gold last weekend in the 60m and long jump.

Irish international Alex Clarkin (Donore Harriers) will be the favourite in the U19 Boys 60m hurdles while David McDonald (Menapians A.C.) and Luke Morris (Newbridge), who won the 400m last week, are listed in the U19 Boys 200m.

Lauren Roy City (Lisburn AC) will be looking to add the U18 Girls 200m title to the 60m she won last week but will face stiff competition from the likes of Ciara Deely (Kilkenny City Harriers A.C.) and Lauren Cadden (Sligo A.C.).

The U18 boys’ 200m looks to be equally exciting with David Murphy (Gowran A.C.) and Joseph Finnegan Murphy (Dublin Striders A.C.) going head to head once more.

Sean Corry (Omagh Harriers) is listed in the U18 boys 800m. Corry had an aggressive start in the 1500m last week before settling for bronze and will be back for more.

Rhasidat Adeleke (Tallaght A.C.) was one of the stars of last weekend with a new 60m record of 7.55 seconds and she will be back in action in the U16 girls’ 200m.

Michael Farrelly (Portmarnock A.C.) impressed with a dominant win in the U16 Boys 60m last week and he will be eager to lay his mark once more over 200m.

Some of last week’s cross country stars at the SIAB schools international take to the boards over 800m. Matthew Whelan (Naas A.C.)  competes in the U16 boys’ 800m while Aimee Hayde (Newport A.C.), Neasa Reilly Blackrock A.C.(Louth) and Aine Kirwan (Thomastown A.C.) are down for the U15 girls’ 800m.

There are good entries in the shot put and Niamh Carolan will be looking to keep up North Leitrim’s excellent results in the throws in the U14 girls’ Shot Put.

There will be no live stream action of Day 3. To view all the entries click HERE

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