On a scorcher of a weekend at CIT track, it was great to see so many of our athletes competing – the red and white of Ennis Track was there in force! Below are the highlights:
Ailbhe Doherty had another superb weekend and had a track worn to the podium, collecting no less than four Munster medals:
- Gold in the U15 100m with a time of 12.71 sec
- Gold in the U15 200m in a time of 25.54 sec
- Gold in the U15 800m in 2:20.82
- Silver in the U16 4 x 100m relay with teammates Chisom Ugwuera, Sonia Ogbuagu and Jessica Jaielska
Jo Keane won the U18 400m in 58.87 sec, well ahead of the field. Jo was also 3rd in the 800m in 2:25.34, a long way off her best, but watch out for this girl in the All-Irelands!
Neasa Ní Ainiféin narrowly missed out on a medal in the U14 800m with a 4th placed finish, but was rewarded with a bronze for her strong run in the 1500m.
Chisom Ugwuera also notched up 4 medals over the weekend:
- Silver in the U16 80m hurdles in a time of 12.56
- Siver in the U16 Long Jump with a jump of 5.14 m
- Silver in the Triple Jump with 10.02
- Silver in the U16 4 x 100m relay with Ailbhe Doherty, Sonia Ogbuagu and Jessica Jaielska
Shanice Benson won silver in the U17 discus with a throw of 24.93. She was also in action in the shot putt and the hammer throw, placed 5th overall in both.
Other notable performances among our Ennis Track girls included 6th place from Jessica Jaielska in the U15 100m and 4th and 5th place for Chisom Ugwuera and Sonia Ogbuagu, respectively, in the U16 100m. Wonderful to see two Ennis Track singlets at the start line of both these finals! Sonia was also prominent in the 200m final, finishing 5th. Jessica also did very well in the long jump, making it to the final 8 and finishing in 6th place overall. Laura Healy finished 5th in the U16 800m and 6th in the 1500m, while Leah O’Neill was 5th in the 1500m. Aisling Healy also represented her club very well in the U14 200m and 75m hurdles.
Gabriel Kehinde won silver in the U17 100m in a time of 11.39 sec; he also placed 4th in the 200m with a run of 23.46 sec.
Shawn Benson won the gold in the U18 100m sprint with a time of 11.27 sec. He also medalled in the 200m with a time of 22.76 sec.
Tony Odubote won gold in the U18 200m in an exciting final. His time was 22.35 sec. Again, it was wonderful to see two Ennis Track singlets on the start line of this sprint final. Tony also won gold in the 400m in a time of 51.22.
Stephen Hogan was in action in both the U19 100m and 200m, finishing 6th and 4th, respectively.
Patrick O’Rourke won the U19 800m in a time of 2:05.91 and also won silver in the 3000 m in a time of 9:32.52, just ahead of Ennis Track’s James Whelan (bronze in 9:59.64).
Colin Ryan was 2nd in the U14 1500m in a time of 4:44.24.
Mark Hanrahan was a clear winner in the U15 1500 m in a time of 4:25.37.
Jamie Kelly placed 6th in the U17 3000m.