Leevale athletes were in great form over the weekend at the National Juvenile Track and Field championships in Tullamore on Saturday, coming away with an impressive haul of 27 medals including 10 golds and 3 championship best performances (CBPs).
Harry Nevin produced one of the performances of the day when winning the boys U14 75m hurdles. Harry smashed the CBP in both the heat and final where his time of 11.04s took almost half a second off the previous mark. Harry was followed home by Colin Murphy who finished 3rd in 11.62s. On Sunday Harry set his second CBP of the weekend when he won the long jump in 5.81m
There was a Leevale one-two in the boys U16 long jump where Daniel Hurley took the title with a last round leap of 6.37m followed by Wymin Sivakumar in 2nd (6.19m). Wymin had earlier finished 2nd in the 100m hurdles in a fast 13.70s.
Conor O’Driscoll won a thrilling boys U19 800m where he powered down the home straight in impressive style to win in 1:57.22. On Sunday he ran a sub-50 second 400m to take silver in super time of 49.88.
Tommy Connolly took silver in the BU17 800m in 2:02.44.
Lucy May Sleeman dominated the girls U14 75m hurdles from the gun to win in a fast 11.59s.
Alannah Neff continued her fine form with silver in the girls U18 2000m steeplechase where her time of 7:09.94 was inside the old CBP. Tommy Connolly had a strong run to finish second in the boys U16 800m in 1:57.22.
There was silver for Kyle Ettoh in the boys U13 high jump where he lost out on count back. His clearance of 1.56m equalled the CBP. Maeve Fleming finished 2nd in the girls U12 high jump with a fine clearance of 1.38m where she also only lost out on victory on count back. Okwu Backari took silver in the GU12 long jump with 4.39m.
Reece Ademola finished second in the boys U15 80m hurdles in 11.99s. He followed this up with gold in the long jump with 5.73m and silver in the high jump with 1.56m
There was bronze for Emily Wall in the girls U15 80m hurdles (12.48s) and Jessica Lyne in the girls U13 60m hurdles (10.13s).
Jessica Lynn took bronze in the GU13 javelin with a throw off 27.94m & Padraig O’Callaghan finished second in the BU18 hammer with a 55.36m throw.
Wymin Sivakumar continues to dominate the triple jump with a gold winning jump of 12.74m
There meet was rounded off with some great performances in the sprints. In the BU12 60m John Cashman won in a time of 8.21. In the GU14 80m Lucy-MaySleeman finished 2nd in 10.53, In BU16 80m Daniel Hurley finished 3rd in 11.47
The last victory of the week and maybe the sweetest was Ryan O’Leary’s victory in the BU17 100m in a very impressive time of 11.15.
The super results over the weekend are testament to the dedication & work of all our the juvenile coaches.