Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 03 May 2019

West Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes
Small Schools Heats on Thurdsday May 9th Sponsored by Kelly’s Pharmacy Abbeyside
 We had a great night last Thursday night at the big school heats.  We started bang on 6.30 and all seventy five races were run off in less than two hours.  As the weather forecast for this week is good with some light showers expected on Thursday we will be hoping for another dry night for the small school heats. With even more races to be run this week we will start lining up for the sprints @6.15. Parking in the grounds of the school will be limited and on a first come first in basis so we urge everyone to arrive early and give the younger children a chance to settle in before they run. We ask all parents to obey the instructions of the stewards with regard to parking to keep the area safe for everyone.
County Championships on Sunday May 12th in RSC
The first session of the county championships will take place in the RSC on Sunday May 12th. The championships will start at 10am so it will be over in plenty of time for those going to the Waterford match. We know that we are clashing with confirmations and first communions that weekend but we still hope for a good turnout of athletes on the day. See programme of events
Programme for Day One Waterford Track and Field
Sunday May 13th
Track Events
400m Hurdles:  Junior, Senior (Men & Women)
300m Hurdles:  Girls & Boys Youth
250m Hurdles:  Girls & Boys U15, U16 
60m:  Girls & Boys U9, U10, U11, U12 
80m:  Girls & Boys U13, U14 
100m:  Girls & Boys U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior (Men & Women)
300m:  Girls & Boys U9 
500m:  Girls & Boys U10 
600m:  Girls & Boys U11, U12, U13 
400m:  Girls & Boys Youth, Junior, Senior (Men & Women)
1500m:  Girls & Boys U14, U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior (Men & Women)
Relays:  Girls & Boys 4x100m U9, U11, U13, U15 
Relay:  4 x 400 Junior, Senior (Men & Women) 
Field Events
Long Jump (Girls & Boys):  U9, U10, U11, U12
Triple Jump: Boys U15, Girls & Boys U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
Turbo Javelin (Girls & Boys):  U12, U11, U10, U9
High Jump (Girls):  U12, U13, U14, U15, U16 Youth, Junior, Senior
Discus (Boys):  U14, U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
Shot Putt (Girls):  U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
Javelin (Boys):  U13, U14, U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
Hammer (Girls):  U 14, U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
Success for local athletes at East Munster Schools
The East Munster Schools Track and Field Championships were held in Templemore on Wednesday last with many local athletes making it on to the podium and qualifying for the Irish Life Health Munster Schools Championships on Saturday May 18th in C.I.T.
Among the West Waterford medal winners was Sarah Slevin Ardscoil who had a double in the junior discus and javelin winning both with new personal best throws of 22m28 for the discus and 21m26 in the javelin. Lucy Holmes Ardscoil won the senior 800m in a good early season time of 2.18.  Caoimhe Prendergast Ardscoil was 2nd in a very competitive junior1500m and was also on the winning Ardscoil relay team.  Angelina Chizhikova St Augustines had another good run to finish 2nd in the minor 800m and 3rd in the 200m. Sarah Nyhan Ardscoil competed in the 3000m for the first time and finished 3rd with Lia Cunningham St Augustines 4th and her sister Ally was 4th in the junior 1500m.
This week the boys will compete on Thursday in the RSC so it will be a busy Thursday for our officials.