The Munster Juvenile Combined Events and the Munster Junior Championships were held in Nenagh over the weekend.
In the Juvenile Combined Events Leevale had a team of 16 athletes taking part. All Leevale athletes performed excellently with lots of personal bests and many high quality performances. This is great credit to the athletes for their dedication and to the many coaches who have been preparing the athletes over the last number of months.
Harry Nevin produced a championship best performance (CBP) in winning the boys U15 pentathlon with a score of 2963 points, bettering the mark previously set by Daniel Ryan. Harry had an excellent start to the day when winning the 60m hurdles in a fast 8.97s and followed that with impressive victories in the long jump (5.60m), shot (12.50m), high jump (1.60m) and 800m. (2:19). In the same event club mates Colin Murphy finished 3rd overall with Conor Callinan finishing just outside the medals.
Reece Ademola was victorious in the boys U16 pentathlon winning in a score of 2632 points which included a PB of 1.82m in the high jump and also included individual victories in the 60m hurdles and long jump. Joseph Higgins took bronze in this event.
Emily Wall took gold in a very competitive girl’s U16 pentathlon in a score of 2530 points which included individual victories in the 60m hurdles and 800m events. Emily finished with a strong 800m to elevate herself from third to first position in the final event.
John Cashman won the boys U13 title with 1438 points where he opened up a big lead with a fast 10.23 run in the 60m hurdles and had a fine shot putt of 8.96m. John ran a very well managed 800m to hold on to the lead to the end.
Leevale were very well represented in the boys U11 pentathlon led by Ryan Onoh who won with 1102 points. Ryan had 4 individual victories including a fantastic leap of 4.37m in the long jump to set an individual Munster CBP for that event. Ouz Backari finished in an excellent 4th position just 9 points outside the medals. James Nevin and Oscar Naughton also competed excellently.
Okwu Backari and Fatima Amusa excelled in the girls U13 pentathlon finishing in 2nd and 3rd positions in a highly competitive field. Okwu had fine individual victories in the 60m hurdles (10.21s) and Long Jump (4.56m). Fatima produced excellent performances across the board to finish just behind Okwu overall. Briana Onoh also performed excellently in this event.
Kyle Ettoh finished 2nd in the boys U14 pentathlon. This included an individual victory in the high jump of 1.48m. Kate Naughton had 5 individual PBs to finish 6th in the girls U14 event.
In Munster Junior Indoor Championships Leevale also had a strong squad attending. In the junior men’s 200m, Leevale athletes took four of the top five places, securing 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th. In the 60m final four of the eight athletes were Leevale, taking the gold and silver honours in this race.
The Leevale sprinters of Mark Jones, Colin Doyle, Ryan O’Leary & Conor Morey rounded off a great day at the track with a new Munster record in the 4x200m relay with a time 1.36.30, breaking a record set by Dooneen back in 2003.
|Junior Men 60m Final|
|Junior Men 4 x 200m Relay|
|Junior Men Shot Putt|
|Junior Men Weight for Distance 35 lb|
|Junior Women High Jump|
(photos from Dooneen AC)