Two Leevale Athletes Selected To Compete At The World Junior T&F Championships

Athletics Ireland has confirmed the selection of 8 athletes, including 2 from Leevale  for the forthcoming World Athletics U20 championships to be held in Cali, Colombia from August 1st to 6th. 

Lucy May Sleeman has been in flying form all season, unbeaten in her age group and junior over 100m & 200m distances has been selected to compete in both sprint events. 

Reece Ademola achieved the Long Jump qualification standard at Cork City Sports , with a 7.68m jump. Over the weekend he bettered that when he set a new National Junior record with a 7.76m jump. 

These athletes now get the opportunity to compete against the best in the World, we congratulate them on the achievement and wish them every success.  This is the beginning of the next chapter of their athletics carrier. 

Selected Team: 

Athlete Club Coach(es) Event
Nick Griggs Mid Ulster Mark Kirk 3000m
Callum Morgan Candour Track Club Mark Kirk 3000m
Dean Casey Ennis Track Club Pat Hogan 5000m
Oliver Swinney Speed Development Project Track Club Adam McMullen 100m
Reece Ademola Leevale Liz Coomey Long Jump
Lucy-May Sleeman Leevale John Naughton & John Corr 100m, 200m
Nicola Tuthill  Bandon Killian Barry, Kevin Warner, Roland Korom Hammer
Lucy McGlynn Tír Chonaill Eamon Harvey 400mh