Munster Juvenile Indoor Championships, Day 2 & 3 Report

Leevale athletes were in outstanding form on Day 2 and Day 3 of the Munster Juvenile Indoor Championships held in Nenagh over the weekend.  A total of 53 Leevale athletes competed, coming away with 43 placings which included 24 Munster titles, 6 championship best performances (CBPs) and many personal bests. 

Ryan Onoh dominated the boys u12 age group, setting CBPs in both the Long Jump (4.58m) and High Jump (1.38m).  Ryan also won the 60m sprint in 8.46s.

Bobby O Callaghan took bronze in the BU13 60m.

Emily Wall was another triple champion, with a clean sweep of the girls u17 sprints and hurdles titles.  Emily was a clear winner of the 60m in 8.02s, 200m in 26.89s and 60m Hurdles in 9.13s where she seamlessly negotiated the challenging senior hurdles spacings for the first time.

John Cashman had an impressive double, winning the boys u14 60m clearly in 7.74s before breaking Harry Nevins 60m hurdles CBP in a very fast 8.90s. 

Marc Jones won both the boys u19 200m (23.90s) and 400m (53.61s) titles while also taking bronze in the 60m sprint (7.27s) where clubmate Ryan O’Leary took silver in 7.09s.

Ella Scott also doubled, taking the girls u16 60m in 7.95s before taking joint 1st in the 60m Hurdles in a time of 9.02s.  Lucy Sleeman was an impressive winner of the 200m (27.25s) in this age group and also took bronze in the 60m.

Okwu Backari set a new CBP when winning the girls u14 60m Hurdles in 9.06s, taking a large slice off Miriam Daly’s mark.  Okwu also took silver in the 60m in 8.25s with Fatima Amusa finishing 3rd in both events.

Wymin Sivakumar’s Triple Jump of 13.45m was a new CBP in the boys u18 age, all the more impressive as it overlapped with the 200m event where he took silver in a very lively 23.06s. 

Reece Ademola made a welcome return to Long Jumping with a fantastic 1st round leap of 6.57m, which was his first time exceeding the 6-metre barrier, matching Sam Healy’s CBP in the process.

Colin Murphy broke new ground, taking silver in the boys u16 60m sprint in a fast 7.33s which was well inside the previous CBP.  Colin won the 60m Hurdles title in a comfortable 8.85s where he was followed by Conor Callinan in 2nd place (9.04s). 

Jack McGrath took gold in the u18 60m hurdles event in 8.92s and later took 200m bronze (23.90s).  Natalia Golka showed great speed to take gold in the girls u13 60m hurdles (10.28s) and bronze in the 60m (8.48s).  Sean Carmody won the boys u15 60m hurdles in 9.40s while James Ezeonu won the u17 event in 9.05s.

Maeve Fleming took gold in the girls u14 High Jump with a fine clearance of 1.50m.  Jessica Lyne was 3rd in the girls u15 event, also with 1.50m. 

Daniela Puspure was an impressive winner of the girls u12 Shot with a put of 8.51m, almost 2m clear of the field.  Also in the Shot, Oscar Naughton won the boys u12 event (8.50m) and Briana Onoh finished 3rd in the girls u14 event (10.53m).

There were silver medal performances for Ella Jenks in the girls u15 60m in a very fast 8.04s, Jaden Umeh in boys u12 Long Jump (4.46m), Kaithlyn Coffey in girls u19 800m (2:31.91) and Adam Kiely in the boys u17 1500m (4:22.89).   Daniel Murphy took bronze in the boys u12 60m (8.63s).

Age Event Place Athlete Pref.  
Girls u12 Shot Put 1 Daniela Puspure 8.51m  
Boys u12 60m 1 Ryan Onoh 8.46s  
  3 Daniel Murphy 8.63s  
High Jump 1 Ryan Onoh 1.38m CBP
Long Jump 1 Ryan Onoh 4.58m CBP
  2 Jaden Umeh 4.46m  
Shot Put 1 Oscar Naughton 8.50m  
Girls u13 60m 3 Natialia Golka 8.54s  
60m Hurdles 1 Natialia Golka 10.28s  
Girls u14 60m 2 Okwi Bacari 8.25s  
  3 Fatima Amusa 8.31s  
60m Hurdles 1 Okwi Bacari 9.06s CBP
  3 Fatima Amusa 9.81s  
High Jump 1 Maeve Fleming 1.50m  
Shot 3 Brianna Onoh 10.53m  
Boys u14 60m 1 John Cashman 7.74s  
60m Hurdles 1 John Cashman 8.90s CBP
Girls u15 60m 2 Ella Jenks 8.04s  
High Jump 3 Jessica Lyne 1.50m  
Boys u15 60m Hurdles 1 Sean Carmody 9.40s  
Girls u16 60m 1 Ella Scott 7.95s  
  3 Lucy Sleeman 8.17s  
200m 1 Lucy Sleeman 27.25s  
60m Hurdles 1 Ella Scott 9.02s  
Boys u16 60m 2 Colin Murphy 7.33s  
60m Hurdles 1 Colin Murphy 8.85s  
  2 Conor Callinan 9.04s  
Girls u17 60m 1 Emily Wall 8.02s  
  3 Ava Cashman 8.24s  
200m 1 Emily Wall 26.89s  
60m Hurdles 1 Emily Wall 9.13s  
Boys u17 60m Hurdles 1 James Ezeonu 9.05s  
Long Jump 1 Reece Ademola 6.57m CBP
1500m 2 Adam Kiely 4:22.89  
Boys u18 200m 2 Wymin Sivakumar 23.06s  
  3 Jack McGrath 23.90s  
60m Hurdles 1 Jack McGrath 8.92s  
Triple Jump 1 Wymin Sivakumar 13.45m CBP
Girls u19 800m 2 Kaithlyn Coffey 2.31.92  
Boys u19 60m 2 Ryan O’Leary 7.09s  
  3 Marc Jones 7.27s  
200m 1 Marc Jones 23.90s  
400m 1 Marc Jones 53.61s