Last Saturday an Ennis Track U17 relay team consisting of Tony Odobote, Shawn Benson, Farouk Sobayo and the star of the team Gabriel Kehinde, won the National 4×100 relay, and also set a new National record of 44.55 seconds in the process. Gabriel Kehinde pulled off a double by winning the boys U16 100m B National Final in a new record of 11.45, beating the old record by over half a second. Daniel Ohiki, also won in the boys u15 100m final, in a very good time of 12.35.
Other athletes from Ennis Track that took part were Avril Lillis, Samuel Olaoye, Neasa ni Ainifein, Colin Ryan, Jessica Jagielska and Emilie Hamel.
On Sunday at the GloHealth National Juvenile Track & Field Championships Day 1. Ennis Track athlete Ava Rochford won silver in U12 Turbo Javelin with a throw of 22.80m and a Bronze medal in the u12 High Jump.
Ailbhe Doherty had a titanic struggle with Aimee Hayde of Newport A.C before finally winning the gold medal in 2.19:13 in the u14 girls 800m.
Ellie Pike put in strong performance and finished in 7th place. Mark Hanrahan finished just out of the medals in 4 th place in the U14 Boys 800m. Ben Deasy finished in the top 6 in the boys u 16 800m
Chismon Ugwuera was also 4 th in the U15 80m hurdles at the National finals, but has the Long jump on day two of the National Championships to look forward to . Other athletes that took part on Sunday included Shanice Benson in the Discus and Aisling Maloney in u 12 turbo javelin.
Ennis Track 4 x 100 Relay team.
Farouk Sobayo, Shawn Benson, Tony Odobote & Gabriel Kehinde.