The Irish Universities T&F Championships took place in Santry on Friday and Saturday this weekend. Leevale’s women won a number of medals for ther colleges, with individual wins for Michelle Finn and Andrea Bickerdike. Michelle set a new varsities record in winning the steeplechase, an impressive 9:54 in a race she led from start to finish. Andrea Bickerdike is another in-form athlete and she had a great win in a tight finish in the 1500m.
Louise Shanahan is still getting back from injury and had her first track outing of the year as she finished 2nd in the 800m. There were also medals for the Nevilles, Jessica taking 2nd in the 400m hurdles and Chris 3rd in the 400m flat. Chris and Louise were also part of the winning UCC team in the 4x400m relay. Michelle Finn was on the UL team that finished 2nd, Andrea Bickerdike and Jessica Neville were on the CIT team that took bronze. Chris Neville was also on the silver medal-winning UCC team in the 4x100m relay.
In the field events, David Quilligan and Jessica Sheehan were 4th and 5th in their respective long jump competitions.