Morton Stadium, Santry was an extremely busy track over the weekend of 22nd & 23rd June, as it played host to the AAI Games, the Irish Combined Events Championship & the Tailteann Games School’s Interprovincial
In the combined events, Niamh Fenlon took three second places and a third as well as recording two personal bests on her way to scoring 2898pts in the U15 Girls Pentathlon to earn a thoroughly deserved silver medal. Her scores were 80mH 12.89s (PB 687), long jump 4.75m (492), shot 9.70m (510), high jump 1.41m (523), 800m 2:30.52 (PB 686)
Following on from his recent very successful decathlon in Tenerife, and having won 6 of the first 7 events, Troy McConville looked to be heading for a comfortable victory in the U20 Boys decathlon, however, his chance evaporated when he so scored no points in the pole vault after failing to clear his opening height. He did go to throw the javelin but did not contest the 1500m. His scores were 100m 11.71s (709), long jump 6.41m (677), shot 10.05m (489), high jump 1.93m (740), 400m 52.10s (720), 110mH 15.68s (769), discus 33.78m (539), pole vault no height (0), javelin 29.34m (290), 1500m DNS (0)
Andrew Barber finished 5th in the senior mens decathlon with a total score of 3812pts. His scores were 100m 12.52s (552), long jump 4.58m (304), shot 9.01m (426), high jump 1.45m (352), 400m 57.62s (498), 110mH 20.57s (306), discus 24.39m (355), pole vault 2.40m (220), javelin 31.98m (327), 1500m 5:15.81 (472)
Tailteann Games School’s Interprovincial
Three NDAC juniors were selected for the Ulster team that made the trip to a sun drenched Morton Stadium, Santry, on Saturday 22nd June, to contest the annual School’s Interprovincial that decides places for the Irish team at the School’s International. In tough conditions for distance running, Tara McDonough finished 10th in the 1500m in a time of 5:09.76, Megan Drummond set a new PB of 5.19m for 6th in the long jump, despite a recent injury niggle and Rose McGreevy managed 1.45m for =6th in the high jump.