More Success at Munster Indoor Championships
West Waterford athletes were in action at the indoor stadium in Nenagh last weekend. On Saturday David Horgan and Fionn Keane O’Mahony were competing in the under 16 boys shot putt. Both were moving up to a new weight throwing the 4kg for the first time. David got off to a good start recording a new personal best of 9.64 in his first throw and he had four more throws over 9mts. Fionn was slower off the mark and didn’t get over 9m until the fourth round.
For his effort David collected a bronze medal his first Munster medal and with Fionn finishing just behind him in 4th both qualified for the upcoming All Ireland Championships.
On Sunday Sarah Slevin was first in action in the girls under 16 shot. Sarah was moving up to a new weight the 3kg shot and started well with a throw of 9.m68 which was enough to earn her the bronze medal and also qualified her for the All Ireland. This throw was a new personal best for Sarah and further than she threw with the lighter shot last year.
Lucy Holmes was our only athlete in action on the track competing in both the 400m and the 1500m. Lucy was running the 400m to improve her speed over the 800m and put in a good run to finish 2nd. The 1500 was called very shortly after the 400m and Lucy took to the track again running 4.53 for second place rounding off another successful weekend for West Waterford athletes.
Irish Life Health All Ireland Cross Country
The Irish Schools Cross Country Championships sponsored by Irish Life Health will take place in Santry on Sat March 7th and three West Waterford athletes will compete for Ard Scoil na nDéise. Sara Nyhan and Caoimhe Prendergast will competition the inter girls team and Lucy Holmes will toe the line in the senior girls event. Best of luck to all our athletes competing in what is a very competitive fixture.