The KitKat Munster Schools track and field championships were held at University of Limerick on Saturday 17th May. Once again this was excellent competition with the Leevale athletes competing for their respective schools performing very well. In the junior girls Caroline Murnane finished joint 3rd only to miss out on qualification on count back. Kate Humphries won the intermediate girls 300m hurdles in impressive style and also competed in the 100m & 200m events finishing third and second respectively. Louise McArdle having recently moved up to the 400m won the senior title in this event. While Imelda Morrisson just back from injury won the senior girls long jump. Sarah Bradfield competed in the discuss, shot & javelin taking one silver and two bronze medals from these events.
Eric Stam competing at junior level in his first Munster Schools championship won three medals, first in the javelin, second in the high jump and third in the 80m hurdles. In the intermediate boys Patrick Maher and Edmond O’Halloran once again met in the 100m hurdles, the heading on Fridays Irish Examiner picked this as the race to watch and once again the teammates crossed the line together in exactly the same time, after much deliberation the judges awarded Patrick the gold on this occasion. Patrick also won the 400m hurdles and Edmond finished second in the long jump.
It was great to see Ryan Creech back from injury to compete in the intermediate 3K. Ryan ran well to win in a time of 9:04.30.
In the senior boys Chris Murnane ran a strong race to win the 400m hurdles while his teammate Cathal Owens finished second in the flat 400m. David Quilligan won the senior boys long jump and finished second to Christopher Russell in the 100m.
100m: 3. K. Humphreys (St. Angela’s Cork) 12.54.
200m: 2. K. Humphreys (St.Angela’s Cork) 25.34;
300m hurdles: 1, K. Humphreys (St. Angela’s Cork) 46.31
400m: 1, L. McArdle (St. Angela’s Cork) 58.22; 2.
Long jump: 1, I. Morrison (Pobal Scoil na Trionoide).79.
Shot: 3. S. Bradfield (Bandon GS) 8.32.
Discus: 2. S. Bradfield (Bandon GS) 31.97;
Javelin: 3. S. Bradfield (Bandon GS) 22.60.
80m hurdles: 3. E. Stam (Colaiste Choilm) 12.67.
High jump: 1, 2. E. Stam (Colaiste Choilm.
Javelin: 1, E. Stam (Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig)
3,000m: 1, R. Creech (Glanmire CC) 9:04.3;
100m hurdles: 1, P. Maher (Davis College Mallow) 14.11; E. O’Halloran (Rochestown College) 14.11
400m hurdles: 1, P. Maher (Davis College Mallow) 57.32;
Long jump: 2. E. O’Halloran (Rochestown College) 5.99
400m Hurdles: 1. C. Murnane (CBC Cork) 56:87
100m: 2. D. Quilligan (Patrician Mallow) 11.21; 3.
400m: 2. C. Owens (Glanmire CC) 50.65;
Long jump: 1, D. Quilligan (Patrician Mallow) 6.80;