Fantastic Performances by Leevale Juveniles at Munster Indoor Championships
(revised with Day 2 results and photos)
Leevale athletes were in outstanding form at the Munster Juvenile Indoor Championships held in Nenagh over the weekend. A total of 58 Leevale athletes competed across the full spectrum of events on offer, coming away with 41 medals, 19 Munster titles, 2 championship best performances and many personal bests. After such a showing the future looks every bit as bright as the past.
Day 1 Summary (Sat 25th Feb)
Kyle Ettoh was the star athlete on show on day 1 coming away with a triple of the highest standard in the boys u13. Kyle started the day with a Championship Best Performance (CBP) of 1.61m in the High Jump adding an incredible 7cm to the record. Kyle had another CBP in the Long Jump where his leap of 5.04m surpassed the record held by club mate Reece Ademola. Kyle completed his triple with a clear victory in the 60m hurdles.
Reece Ademola had a double in the boys u15 winning the High Jump with a fine clearance of 1.75m. Reece came through the field strongly to win the 60m hurdles in 9.47s where Hugh Collins finished 3rd
Harry Nevin was another busy athlete winning the 60m hurdles in a very fast 9.31s. Harry demonstrated his all-round athleticism with silvers in the High Jump and Shot. Colin Murphy made it a Leevale 1-2 in the 60m Hurdles .
Ella Scott dominated the girls u14 60m reeling off a fantastic series of times through the rounds and winning the final in a fast 8.25s. Lucy Sleeman sprinted excellently to follow Ella home in 2nd place.
Wymin Sivakumar glided to victory in the boys u16 60m hurdles, winning in a time of 8.75s with Shane Aherne finishing 3rd.
Hannah Murphy was yet another High Jump winner on the day with a winning clearance of 1.55m
Jack Buckley won the boys u19 400m in 57.59s. There were silvers for Ellen Moran in the girls u17 800m and Ben Smith in the boys u18 1500m.
Day 2 Summary (Sun 26th Feb)
Conor Morley dominated the boys u17 sprints where won both the 60m in 7.28s and the 200m in 23.72s. Conor led a very impressive Leevale clean sweep of the 200m medals where he was joined on the podium by Colin Doyle and Ryan O’Leary. Colin also finished 3rd in the 60m.
The Leevale u16 boys were similarly impressive with Daniel Hurley winning the 60m in 7.48s and the 200m in 24.48s. Robert Twomey made it a Leevale double double, finishing a close 2nd in both events.
Conor O’Driscoll was very impressive when winning the boys u19 800m at his ease in 2.02.26.
Wymin Sivakumar won the boys u16 Long Jump with a leap of 5.99m to add to his hurdles title from Day 1.
Ella Scott was another to complete a double over the weekend when she stormed to victory in the girls u14 hurdles in a very impressive 9.36s.
Emily Wall won the girls u15 hurdles in 9.63s.
Jack Buckley won the boys u19 200m and was 3rd in the 60m.
Jessica Lyne and Gabriella Bowen finished 2nd and 3rd in the girl’s u13 60m hurdles. Jessica had earlier finished 3rd in the High Jump. Reece Ademola and Hugh Collins finished 2nd and 3rd in the boys u15 Long Jump.
There was silver for Orlaith Onoh in the girls u15 High Jump and Aishat Onilogbo in the girls u17 Long Jump. There was bronze for Hannah Murphy in the girls u18 Long Jump and Alan O’Donovan in the boys u18 800m.