Leevale athletes were in fantastic form at the Munster U14-19 juvenile championships which took place in a sunny CIT over the weekend. Leevale athletes took a total of 27 Munster titles which included 4 championship best performances (CBP). There was an incredible haul of 67 medal positions in total (up from 43 in 2016), spread across the full range of events on offer.
A number of athletes were in prolific form. Harry Nevin completed a fantastic triple when winning the boy’s U14 75m hurdles in an incredible 11.21s (where he lowered the CBP by more than half a second), as well as the long jump and 80m sprint where he was awarded joint first in a photo finish. Harry finished 2nd in the 200m where his time of 24.50s was almost half a second inside the old CBP. Harry showed his versatility by also finishing 2nd in the high jump.
Wymin Sivakumar was also in fantastic form, winning the U16 100m hurdles, long jump and triple jump titles. In the triple jump, Wymin’s best jump of 13.08m was a new championship best performance, bettering John Naughton’s 33 years old record.
Colin Doyle was a most impressive winner of a top class boys U17 200m race where his winning time of 22.19s once again bettered the European Youths qualification standard despite running into a strong headwind. Colin was followed home by Conor Morey and Ryan O’Leary in a Leevale clean sweep, one of a number of clean sweeps by Leevale athletes over the weekend. They combined with Wymin to set a new CBP of 44.48s when winning the 4x100m.
Lucy May Sleeman was another athlete to produce a triple over the weekend. Lucy looked a class apart when dominating the girls U14 sprints events with impressive victories in the 100m, 200m and 75m hurdles.
Shane Aherne produced a storming run to win the U16 250m hurdles in a new CBP of 32.93s.
Reece Ademola had a double, winning the boys U15 80m hurdles and high jump and finished 2nd in the long jump. Emily Wall was another athlete to produce a double over the weekend, winning both the girls’ U15 80m hurdles and 250m hurdles titles.
In addition there were individual titles for Tommy Connolly (U16, 800m), Robert Dillon (U16 high jump), Conor Morey (U17, 100m), Ryan O’Leary (U17, 400m), Conor O’Driscoll (U19 400m), James Mintern (U19 3000m S/C), Hannah Murphy (U18 high jump) and Katie Moynihan (U17 javelin).
The full list of Leevale medallists is summarised below. In addition, many Leevale athletes performed excellently when finishing just outside the medals.
|Girls u14||75mH||1||Lucy May Sleeman||11.77|
|80m||1||Lucy May Sleeman||10.52|
|200m||1||Lucy May Sleeman||26.98|
|Girls u15||80mH||1||Emily Wall||12.48|
|PV||2||Sara Zia Buckley||1.92|
|Girls u16||3000m||2||Grainne Egan||11.07.91|
|Girls u17||Jav||1||Katie Moynihan||43.23|
|Girls u18||HJ||1||Hannah Murphy||1.55|
|Boys u14||75mH||1||Harry Nevin||11.21 CBP|
|Boys u15||80mH||1||Reece Ademola||12.65|
|Boys u16||100mH||1||Wymin Sivakumar||14.1|
|250mH||1||Shane Aherne||32.93 CBP|
|TJ||1||Wymin Sivakumar||13.08 CBP|
|Boys u17||100m||1||Conor Morey||11.32|
|200m||1||Colin Doyle||22.19 EYOF A|
|Boys u18||1500m||2||Ben Smith||4.17.63|
|Boys u19||400m||1||Conor O’Driscoll||51.45|
|3000m S/C||1||James Mintern||6.42.09|