Friday 19 January 2018

Nadia Power-s her way to win in record time

In a packed two days of racing at the Glo Health National Juvenile Indoors, the middle distances provided two brilliant wins for Leinster athletes.

In the M19 1500m, Mullingar's Jack O'Leary got the better of Pierre Murchan of Celtic DCH, winning in 4 mins 00.09 secs, with Murchan right behind in 4:00.22.

A powerful sprint on the final lap saw Nadia Power of Templeogue winning the W18 1500m in a record time of 4:38.65.

Swinford athlete Michaela Walsh proved the star of the field events. Her massive throw of 15.58m not only gave her the W18 shot putt title but added almost two metres to the old record.

Keith Marks of Cushinstown was one of the weekend's double winners winning the M19 high jump with a leap of 2:05m and the long jump with 6.59m.  

Another high jumper in good form was Adamstown's Ryan Carthy with a new M17 record of 1.97m.

Tallaght sprinter Eoin Doherty dipped under seven seconds to win the M19 60m in 6.97 seconds, while Phoebe Murphy of Ferrybank scorched to a new W18 60m record of 7.68 seconds, beating Aisling Forkan from Swinford. Rathoth's Mathew Buckley ran 7.63 secs to win the M16 60m.

Jenna Bromell of Emerald won the W19 400m in a record 55.28 seconds, while Kildare's John Fitzsimons was an impressive winner of the M18 400m in 49.59 secs.

In the 4x200m relays, Tallaght AC set a new championships best of 1:31.08.

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