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Lagan Valley AC Fab 5, MPT, 22/06/23

The 4th of Lagan Valley AC’s 5 Fab Five meetings took place on Thursday 22nd June on what might be the last sunny evening for a while. The event was held at the Mary Peters track and a number of North Down athletes were in action. The track
events got underway with the sprints, where Adam Downey finished 6th in his heat in the u11 boys’
60m in a time of 10.43. In the u13 girls’ 200m, Caitlyn Dickenson finished 6th in her heat in 34.00. In
the u15 girls’ 200m, Ruby Sterrett finished 1st in her heat in 28.65. Also running in the same heat was
Caoimhe Fenlon, who finished 3rd in 29.71. In the u17 girls’ 200m, Anna Moran was 6th in her heat in
29.87. Finally in the senior women’s race, Elsa McCallum was 3rd in 26.51.
The track events then moved on to the 800m. In the u13 boys’ competition, Carter Rolston kept up
his fine form by finishing 2nd in his race in 2:34.71. In a different race, Sebastian Mair was 5th in
2:43.64. In the u13 girls’ 800m the busy Caitlyn Dickenson finished 5th in her race in 2:53.31. In the
u15 girls’ 800m Holly Blease came 5th in her race with a PB of 2:34.56, and in the u17 and senior women’s race,
Ellie Dines was 11th in 2:42.15 – a 4 second PB. Finally, in the senior men’s competition, Jack Russell
was  th in his race in 2:05.63.
There were also some great performances in the field events; Adam Downey also took part in the
u11 turbo javelin where he threw 8.20m and finished 13th . In the u15 and u17 girls’ javelin and taking
part in their second events of the evening, Caoimhe Fenlon was 4th , throwing the 400g javelin
16.06m, whilst Anna Moran was 2nd , throwing the 500g javelin 20.68m. In the u17 and senior men’s
event, Charlie Lawden was again in fine form, throwing the 800g javelin 52.61m and finishing 3rd .
Charlie competed in the English u20 Championships last weekend despite getting a foot injury in the
warmup, so it was good to see him fully fit again. Andrew Brown also took part in this event and
finished 8th having thrown 34.03m. Andrew also took part in the u17 and senior men’s triple jump,
winning the event with a jump of 10.95m.
Attention will now turn to the all-Ireland age group championships where a number of North Down
athletes will compete on the 9th , 22nd and 23rd of July. Best of luck to Conor Adair, Andrew Brown,
Daniel Constable, Ethan Constable, Ellie Dines, Mac Eager, Caoimhe Fenlon, Curtis Hughes, Ethan
Isles, Becka Laffin, Jack Law, Charlie Lawden, Hannah Lawden, Cameron McCracken, Jamie Moffatt,
Anna Moran, Maisie Rainer, Calum Spain, Morgan Wilson and Isla Wiltshire.