National Indoor Juvenile Championships, Athlone, 25-Mar-2018

The action continued at the weekend, with the next installation of the National Indoor Juvenile Championships. The Striders had a number of athletes in action, resulting from strong performances in their provincial championships. The middle distance competitors excelled, with all making their respective finals. Darragh Flannelly came agonisingly close to a medal, finishing fourth and missing a medal by one hundredth of a second, over 800m. Darragh came through his morning heat in a comfortable third place and following a nervous wait, produced a marvellous run in the final, that deserved better. There was a similar fate for Myles Hewlett, who comfortably won the Leinster event, some weeks earlier. Myles had to work hard, in the early stages of a rough final, to find a good position. Crossing the line in fifth place, earned Myles another national top ten finish. Adam O’Connor continues to excel at these indoor events, coming through a competitive heat to finish seventh in his final. Aedan Rogers ran a great race, in what proved to be the more difficult 800m semi final, finishing just outside the qualifying positions. Aoife Muldoon, the club’s first ever Triple Jump competitor at this level, followed up her Leinster medal winning performance with a fantastic fifth place finish. Nik Walkden was our sole sprinter in action, doing really well to comfortably break the 25 second barrier, which was just shy of making the 200m final. Well done to all these athletes who performed so well at national level.


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