Nationa Indoors Junvenile Championships
March saw Lusk AC take on the National Indoor Championships in Athlone, Co Westmeath. Even though it was the biggest field ever to qualify for the events all the athletes looked as if they had attend many times - despite it being the first for most. It kicked off with Kate McKenna in the U13 girls shot putt and followed on from there with DJ Reily in the U14 Boys high jump and Leah Reily in the U12 Girls high Jump. Oìsìn McEvoy was next up in the U15 Boys shot putt, after that the first athlete on the track was Grace McKenna in the U-14 girls 1000m walk. Then Sarah Derham took part in the U18 girls long jump,; with a short break until the pole pault. Competing in the U15 Girls were Grace Codd and Èabha McNally while Sarah Derham competed inn the U18 Girls and took home a silver medal.
The next day of the championship started off early at ten o’clock with Leah Reily in the U-12 girls shot putt shortly followed by her brother DJ Reily in the U-14 boys shot putt and then the pole vaulters were on with Kevin Halpin who tlook home a Gold in the U-16 Boys. Adam McNally took home a bronze in the U-17 Boys and Bernard Hollands taking home a silver in the U-19 Boys pole vault a great result for the pole vaulters. Then Kirsty Seaton took part in the U-13 Girls 60m hurdles and Grace Codd in the U15 Girls 60m hurdles and to finish off a fantastic weekend Sarah Derham was in the U-18 Girls 60m hurdles.
Being part of a National weekend is something very special and all the Lusk AC athletes were definitely that and can all be very proud of their achievements in getting to the National Championships. It was wonderful to see the Lusk AC vest out on so many events. In total there were 12 athletes who took part in 16 events and every age group from U-12 to U-19 was covered over seven events. The club certainly appreciated all the support from the stands when everyone took to their events.
We are a very proud club of all our athletes to have competed and to have taken home one gold, two silver, one bronze and had six more make it into finals.