The long distance track events kicked off the weekend’s action in Santry. Under 11 Girls 600m saw Rathfarnham’s Sophie Maxwell grab Silver in a straight final crossing the line in 1:57:01. Under 12 Girls 600m, Zoie Ritchie qualified for Saturdays Final in 2nd place in her heat. Ryan O’Neill also qualified for Final of 600m U12 Boys. 1500m: U17 Boys : Alex Hill 4th 4:29:0 ; U14 Girls Ella Pasley 7th. Under 14 Girls Hammer ; Sophie Ritchie 2nd14.30m, Lucie Ritchie 3rd 11.54m. Under 15 Girls Hammer; Alannah Fasenfeld 1st 22.78m and Sophie Ritchie 3rd 20.04m.
Tallaght was the venue the next day. First off was Girls U15 250mH which saw Alannah Fasenfeld 2nd 38.9 and Clodagh Cullen 6th. Zoie Ritchie 1:50:0 was second with a sparkling performance in Girls U12 600m Final. In the Girls under 15 100m, Fortune Chukwu 2nd 13.7; Sophie Ritchie 5th 14.2. Semi Finalists included the other half of the previously successful 4x100 relay team, Alannah and Clodagh. Girls U16 100m; Isabelle Doyle 2nd 12.06. Boys U13 60m; Daniel Chukwu struck Gold in 11.00. In Field Events there was many fine performances : Girls U14 Long Jump, Sofia Hyland jumped 4.41m into 2nd place. Boys U12 Long Jump Dara Mulvihill 2nd 3.96m. High Jump Girls U15 Alannah Fasenfeld 3rd 1.45m. The discus proved to be a popular and successful event for our athletes; Girls U14 Elena Cullen 14.95m made the cut to reach the final 8. Discus U15 Girls: Alannah Fasenfeld 2nd 20.76m, Sophie Ritchie 3rd 20.07m and Clodagh Cullen 6th 16.93m.