National Juvenile Track & Field Championships, Tullamore, 22-July-2018

The Striders under age middle distance stars stole the show at day three of the National Juvenile Track & Field Championships at Tullamore, with Myles Hewlett becoming the clubs latest national juvenile champion. Myles was first Strider in action, over 1,500m and following his second place in the 800m last week, hopes were high of another big performance. Taking the lead early on, Myles increased the pace gradually and on the final lap, not even the best athletes in Ireland could keep up. Emulating his brothers performance, the previous week, Myles won Gold in some style, continuing the clubs marvelous middle distance tradition. The great news kept on coming, as Darragh Flannelly picked up his first individual national medal, after a number of fourth place finishes. Darragh raced prominently throughout and finished strongly to secure a stylish third place finish, in the BU15 1,500m event. Aedan Rogers was our third athlete to qualify for the 1,500m event, in the BU18 category. Putting in a really strong performance, Aedan finished ahead of many prominent rivals to finish well inside the top ten. Our fourth and final competitor was Aoife Muldoon, who also put in a great performance, finishing just outside the medals in the GU19 Triple Jump. Well done to all four athletes, who represented our club with great distinction.

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