Carl McNamara in Winning Form

January 18th 2007.  Leevale sprinters have been in superb form over the past couple of weeks for the indoor track and field competitions at the Nenagh Olympic stadium.  Darren O’Donovan had to pull out all the stops to win the Munster 60m championship in a time of 7.13, just one hundredth of a second ahead of Carl McNamara, with Derek Duff third in 7.16.  Unfortunately Darren had to pull up immediately after the race with hamstring problems.
Carl went one better later in the afternoon with a comfortable win in the 200m in a time of 22.68, and John Corr was fifth 24.89..
Christopher Murnane recorded a new PB in the junior 200m, placing second in 23.73, with David Quilligan fourth in 24.91 and Paul stack fifth in 24.95.  All three raced the 60m as well, with David fifth, Christopher 8th and Paul 11th.  David kept himself busy with a second place finish in the long jump with 6.25m.
The junior 400m saw Thomas O’Sullivan finish third with 55.18 and Cathal Owens fourth with 60.69.
Three from Leevale contested the 60m junior women’s final, with Louise McArdle fourth in 8.04, Cliona O’shea fifth in 8.20 and Claire Crowley seventh in 28.89.
In the 200m Louise was third in 27.09, Cliona sixth in 27.52, Claire seventh in 28.89 and Aisling Gould ninth in 29.05.
Alanna Quinn was our sole representative in the 400m and she finished third in 63.07.
At senior level Katey Byrd was second in the 60m hurdles in 11.12, Sinead Mackey was second in the 60m in 8.81 and Katey was third in the 200m in 28.30.
Leevale’s junior men and senior women won their respective 4x200m relays
The AAI Games last Sunday saw Carl McNamara produce another top class display in winning the 60m in 7.13 and he followed up with victory in the 200m in 22.66.
In the 60m races Louise McArdle was fourth in the A race in a time of 8.05, Cliona O’Shea won the B race in 8.10, and Katey Byrd was fourth in the 60m hurdles in 10.17.