09 May 2014
Sports Roundup 9th May 2014
South Leinster Track & Field Championships
competitions kicked off the Track and Field Season in the past week and
College athletes were very much to the fore emphasising their position
of strength in South Leinster.
On the first day of competition the under 14 Girls 4 x 100m relay team were most impressive winners of their event - Keela Magee, Kate Grant, Hannah Rasmussen and Aoife Fitzgerald finishing 3 seconds clear of the runner up team in capturing Gold. Later in the day Keela added a Bronze medal in the 80m Hurdles, while Aimee McGrath looked stronger than ever in finishing a close up 2nd in the under 15 800m, a position also occupied by Kate Nurse in the under 15 1500m.
So on to the second day's competition, and once again a relay team opened proceeding with a medal - the under 16 4 x 300m squad of Mary Hamilton, Kate and Hannah Grant and Kate Nurse ran into a brave 3rd place.
The under 17 200m sprint was a triumph for the College with Luke Morris and Johnny Deane taking Gold and Bronze: Kate Nurse and Hannah Grant trumped this shortly after by taking Gold and Silver in the under 16 mile.
Michael Jordan continued his improvement with the Javelin; now competing as a Senior he threw the spear over 41m for 2nd place, and shortly afterwards Hannah Quinn ran a strong 3rd place in the Senior 1500m.
And finally College emphasised its strength in relays with the Boys' under 17 squad of Kevin Dunphy, Kevin Kyne, Luke Morris, and Michael O'Brien proving dominant in the 4 x 100m relay. This squad went all the way to All-Ireland Gold last year and will look forward to the Leinster Championships and beyond in the next few weeks.
Congratulations to Joe Darcy who was chosen as a Herald School Sports ‘Star of the Week’ during the current school year. Joe will receive his award in the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.