Medal joy for Wick­low crew

Plenty of suc­cess in Tul­lam­ore

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - SPORT -

WELL done to all the Wick­low ath­letes who took part in day one of the national track and field ju­ve­nile cham­pi­onships to­day in Tul­lam­ore.

It was a Grey­stones AC dou­ble in the Girls un­der-17 Triple Jump, where Ellen McNally took a sil­ver medal with a jump of 10.42m, and only just be­hind her was Emma Quirk in Bronze, with a jump of 10.19m. Next medal up was Jack McGlone, also from Grey­stones AC in the boys un­der-16 800m, this was a very high stan­dard race, and with 50 me­tres to go Jack was neck and neck with three other ath­letes all go­ing for the sil­ver medal, but it was Jack who dug the deep­est to hang on for sil­ver in a time of 2.04.

The fi­nal medal of the day came from Roisin Tracey (Ash­ford AC) who took a con­vinc­ing sil­ver medal in the girls U-18 2k Steeple­chase.

Other no­table per­for­mances in­cluded Joe Dowd (Grey­stones AC), who was fourth in the very tough boys U-18 3k steeple­chase (which in­volves get­ting over 34 bar­ri­ers!) and Joe Pren­der­gast who was fifth in a very com­pet­i­tive Boys U-17 800m heats, in a time of 2.02, to make it into the fi­nal.

Day 2 and 3 are on this week­end com­ing and hope­fully we will see more suc­cess again!

Jack McGlone (Grey­stones AC) after taking a sil­ver medal in the boys U-16 800m at the National Track and Field Cham­pi­onships in Tul­lam­ore.

Ellen McNally, sil­ver, and Emma Quirk, bronze, both from Grey­stones AC, in the girls U-17 triple jump in Tul­lam­ore.

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