The Striders juveniles had a very successful time at day one of the Wexford Track & Field championships, at a sun drenched Enniscorthy, on Sunday. Cosmo Hewlett’s gold winning Javelin throw, was the pick of the field performances. Conor Murphy equaled his High Jump PB, to win silver and Eanna Grennan also took silver with a fine performance in the Long Jump. On the track, competition was very tough and medals were hard won. Aisling Power and Grace Costello both put in fantastic efforts and gold winning 1,500m performances. Also amongst the medals for the girls, in the middle distance events were Erinn Shannon, Louise Doyle, Rebecca Bawden and Allanah Byrne. Rebecca was our sole sprint medal winner for the girls, over 100m.
The Striders boys fared particularly well on the track, with Aaron Browne winning gold in the sprint hurdles event, in one of the days first events. Ryan Kielthy took bronze in the same race. Oisin McEochaidh was our sole sprint winner, but also making the podium in the sprint events were TJ Murphy, Sam Myers, Tomaso Hickey, Cosmo Hewlett, Myles Hewlett, Darragh Flannelly, Aaron Browne and Nic Walkden. In the middle distance events, the Striders boys were dominant, with Myles Hewlett, Adam O’Connor, Aaron Browne, Nic Walkden and Aedan Rogers all winning. In addition Olan Delaney, Sam Myers, Cosmo Hewlett, Ben Myers, Darragh Flannelly, Aidan Shannon and Ryan Kielthy all won medals.
The last action of the day were the sprint relay events :
3rd USAC GU11 team – Lily Meekans, Meave Burke, Leah Kehoe, Ava Kehoe, Romy Belton
2nd USAC GU15 team – Kelly Corbett, Ciara Murphy, Hazel Hickey, Isobel Bawden
2nd USAC GU17 team – Aoife Ni Eochaidh, Louise Doyle, Eve Byrne, Aisling Power, Claire Doyle
1st USAC GU19 team – Grace Costello, Alannah Byrne, Rebecca Bawden, Aoife Muldoon
1st USAC BU9 team – TJ Murphy, Fionn Mac Eochaidh, Donagh Grennon, Maitiu Wall, Adam Burke
1st USAC BU13 team – Sean Lennon, Tommaso Hickey, Sam Myers, Olan Delaney
3rd USAC BU13 team – Ronan Shannon, Eoin Hannon, Charlie Alfred, Luca O’Connor
1st USAC BU15 team – Myles Hewlett, Aidan Shannon, Eoin Shannon, Dara Flannelly
2nd USAC BU15 team – Cosmo Hewlett, Aidan Kehoe, Ben Myers, Oisin EacEochaidh
1st USAC BU17 team – Ryan Kielthy, Adam O’Connor, Conor Murphy, Aaron Browne
Well done to all the other Striders who competed including Aoife Moran, Gearoid Byrne, Cormac Delaney, Fionn Kehoe, Jacob McPhillips, Roan Kavanagh, Ruari Lyng, Max Murphy, Heather Costello, Moya Corbett, Aoife Lyng, Caolan Costello, Finn Kelly and Clodagh Foran.