On Saturday, the first day of the meet, Jessica Sheehan was in action early on in the programme and finished a creditable 7th in the long jump. Her clearance of 5.33 was just 13 cm off the top 4. Later in the evening, Mark Hanrahan competed in the 3K and ran a brave race, taking on eventual winner Mark Christie throughout to eventually take silver in a massive new PB of 8:03.77. Leevale then got its second podium finish of the evening with a great performance and a silver medal for Denis Finnegan in the triple jump.
On day 2, Derval O’Rourke had a comfortable win in the 60m hurdles in 8.21. After the race she said, ““I am happy to have won, my times are not so great but technically I am getting better; I just need to be more aggressive over the hurdles.” There were more medals for Leevale in the women’s sprint events, with Jessica Sheehan taking a great 2nd in the 200m in 25.85. In the 400m, Jessica Neville took bronze with 58.21.
Highlights of the AAI Indoors are available on RTÉ player.