The four seasons were out in force for the Kit Kat Munster schools track and field championships at CIT on Saturday. The worst of the weather came during the 800m and 100m races, with torrential rain making everyone feel miserable.
Darren O’donovan continued his unbeaten run so far this season with comprehensive wins in the 100m and 200m.
Mark Hanrahan took control of the 5,000m from the gun and then proceeded to gently ease away form the rest of the field to win impressively.
Deirdre Ni Mhurchu was another to record a double in the senior shot an discus, with Fionnuala Lombard second in the shot.
Damien Dunlea had little difficulty winning the inter 1,500m, after taking control of the race from the gun.
Donna hosford set a new PB in winning the inter long jump, while Orlaith McSweeney and Orla Coughlan shared the spoils in winning the inter 100m and 200m.
Jessika Zebo had another fine win in the senior sprint hurdles from Sharon Kelly and Kate Fitzgerald won the inter shot.
Others to catch the eye included Eoin Leen from Kerry who set yet another record in the senior shot; James Ledingham who caused a minor upset by running away from Paul Grant in the senior 800m; Brian Farrell again sat in behind Jamie McCarthy in the senior 1,500m and outsprinted him in the last 100m; cathal Hannon had an impressive double in the inter 400m and 400m hurdles; Ronan Foolkes had a good win in the senior 400m hurdles; Nicole O’Regan looked good in the inter 300m and 300m hurdles. and Shauna O’Brien and Mandy Crowe impressed in the senior 100m/200m.
The Kit Kat All Ireland schools next Saturday is surely an event not to be missed.
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