St Pat’s win 16 Medals to win the Meath Track and Field Championship 13/04/2108
St Pat’s athletics team won the overall secondary schools Meath track and field championships on Friday 13th of April in Claremont Stadium Navan last. A very strong team of 53 competitors competed in various events throughout the day. There was very strong competition on the day but the boys did remarkably well to take home a total of 16 medals of which there was 6 Gold, 6 Silver and 4 Bronze.
The day got of to a winning start as Gary Faulkner picked up silver in the senior shot putt final covering a distance of 9m 53. Alex Grendon picked up bronze in a very competitive inter long jump final jumping a distance of 5m 53. This was shortly followed up by Sean Nolan taking home silver in the inter shot putt final and Cian McBride picking up silver in the senior long jump final.
Ross Reynolds and Brandon Geraghty both contested in the junior 100m sprint finals with Ross taking home silver and Brandon narrowly missing out on a medal in 4th.
Killian Cahill returned to winning form by taking home the first gold of the day in the junior long jump final jumping a personal best of 5m 36, Killian then followed this up with a bronze medal in a very competitive junior high jump final.Conor McDonnell followed up last year’s performance to do one better this year and claim gold in the junior shot putt final.
The team’s performance went from strength to strength as Ryan Sheridan put in an excellent performance winning gold in the 800m senior final. This was shortly followed up by strong performances by Brendán McGuinness taking home silver and Thomas Cully Bronze in the minor 1100m final. Next to take to the track was the senior boys 1500m final where St Pat’s took home two medals with Fergus Crilly-McEntee claiming gold and Alan Carey claiming bronze medals.
The last events of the day saw the schools relay teams take to the track. Our Junior team continued from their winning form from last year by again winning gold in a very competitive race. The junior team comprised of Troy O’Brien, Brandon Geraghty, Killian Cahill and Ross Reynolds. Our inter team took to the track next comprising of Adam Smyth, Paddy Moore, Brian O’Hanlon and Alex Grendon, again this was a highly entertaining final with the boys claiming gold in what was a fantastic performance. Finally it was the turn of our senior relay team comprising of Fergus-Crilly McEntee, Ryan Sheridan, Alan Mulvaney and Cillian Smith, this was another very competitive final with the lads coming home to claim a silver medal.
The next aim is to follow up these strong performances in the North Leinster Championships in May of this year. Well done again to all involved.