Meath Track and Field Championship: 31/03/2017.
St. Pat’s track and field team enjoyed a great victory in Clermont taking home gold in the overall team event. A very strong team of 53 competitors took part in a variety of field events. There was tough competition on the day but the boys did remarkably well to bring their medal tally to 23, of which there was 7 Gold, 9 Silver and 7 Bronze. The day started on wining terms when Killian Cahill took home silver in the Minor High Jump with a height of 4m 43. This was shortly followed up by the first gold of the day by Cian McBride in the Inter Long Jump with a distance of 5m 81 and his fellow team mate Fionn O’Hanlon taking 3rd position in the same event. Our Senior lads then followed this up with two Golds in the Senior Long Jump by Blessed Omorojor with a distance of 6m 6 and Yusuf Gbede in the 6kg Shot Putt with a distance of 9m 66.
The day went from strength to strength as the lads continued to add to the medal count. Ross Reyonlds won gold in the 100m Minor sprint final. Jack O’Brien won bronze in the junior long jump. Marcus Clarke took home silver in the 800m junior final; Eoghan Moore took home bronze in a very competitive 1500m junior final. Alex Grendon put in two fine displays to take home two medals one silver and one bronze in the inter high jump final and in the 100m inter final. Matthew Kelly ran a very competitive 1500m inter final coming home strong to take a bronze medal. Our Shot Putt competitors took home more medals later on in the day with Conor McDonnell and Ronan Gaffney taking home silver and bronze in the minor shot putt category. Gary Faulkner took home silver in the Inter shot putt competition.
St Pats Track and Field Team 2017
There were further great results from Eoin Smyth and Fergus Crilly-McEntee taking home silver and bronze in the senior 1500m final. Kevin McGrath took home gold in the 800m senior final and Blessed Omorojor took home bronze in the senior 100m sprint final. Ryan Sheridan took home gold in the inter 800m final. Killian Cahill took home his second silver medal of the day in the minor long jump with a distance of 4m 43.
Towards the end of the day and it was the turn of our relay teams to go for glory. First up was our Minor team of Ross Reynolds, Killian Cahill, Troy O’Brien and Con Smith, the boys put in a fantastic performance taking home gold in the home stretch. Our Minor team of Liam Horton, Maciej Radon, Jack O’Brien and Adam Quinn were unlucky on the day narrowly losing out and finishing in 5th place. Our Inter Relay team was up next; in the team were Fionn O’Hanlon, Brian O’Hanlon, Paddy Moore and Alan Mulvaney again these lads ran in a very competitive race taking home silver in a photo finish.
Cian McBride: Shot Putt
Unfortunately our Senior Relay team of David Hawes, Alex Grendon, Kevin McGrath and Blessed Omorojor were disqualified having finished in 1st place due to lane crossing, something which we will be ironing out before the North Leinster Championship. Overall it was a great team performance by the boys and next on the agenda is the highly competitive North Leinster Track and Field Championship which is to take place when we come back from the Easter break. Well done again to all lads involved.
Eoghan Moore Junior 1500M