English Athletics Combined Events – Manchester

North Down had three athletes in action over the weekend, representing Northern Ireland at the two day combined events meet in Manchester.

Competing in the under 15 girls, Niamh Fenlon was reported to be suffering with hamstring issue, but still managed to compete in all but one of her six events, registering 12.76 in the 75m hurdles, and 4.19m in the long jump to sit 37th at the end of day one. A best throw of 9.03m in the shot and 1.34m in the high jump maintained her position, before a fine 800m effort of 2:32.35 moved her up the final standings to 23rd. 

Sarah Connolly competed in the senior heptathlon, running 14.49 in the opening 110m hurdles, before clearing 1.65 in the high jump, a best throw of 10.29 in the shot and clocking 26.11 in the 200m at the end of day one to sit 6th overall. On day two, a best effort of 5.33m in the long jump and throw of 31.41 in the javelin had Sarah in 9th position, but unfortunately a DNF in the final 800m event saw her slip to 15th despite a fine weekends work.

Troy McConville lined out with the under 20’s and seniors in the decathlon, maintaining a steady 9th position on day one with 11.70 in the 100m, 6.27m in the long jump, 10.42m in the shot, 1.88m in the high jump and 52.14 in the 400m. On day two a clocking of 14.96 in the 110m hurdles and best throw of 22.87 in the discus maintained his position in 9th, before a best height of 4.17m in the pole vault moved him up to 7th, a position he held through the javelin (38.05m) and 1500m (4:40.97) events, to also secure 3rd position amongst the under 20 athletes.

Combined Events – Manchester