Leinster School Track and Field Championships 2016
The Leinster School Track and Field Championships 2016 was held in Santry on May 11th and 14th.
Mount Sackville had 16 athletes qualified to compete in a variety of events and age groups as listed here.
1.Emily Caraher HJ Inter
2. Aisling Mohan 1,500m and 3,000m Inter
3. Laura Page Discus Senior
4. *Amy O Connor Steeplechase Senior
5. Eve Hyland martin HJ Senior
6. Vanessa O’Connor 800m Senior
7. Rachel Dunne 800m Senior
8. Chloe Corcoran 100m Relay Junior
9. Ivie Okome 100m Relay Junior
10. Maria Rogers Hurdles Junior
11. Nicole Lynch HJ Junior
12. Aine Cooke Shot, Discus Junior
13. Deirbhile O’Reilly 1,500m Junior
14. Diana Grinniruk Hurdles Minor
15. Rebecca Ward Relay Junior
16. Lucy Kirwan Relay Junior
As always the standard at this level of competition was very high with new records produced in a number of events. With over 1,00 athletes competing over the two days in both boys and girls categories, in track and field events, Mount Sackville came away with 7 medals,our most successful at this level of competition in a long time. The medal haul was 4 relay gold in the Junior girls event , a silver in the Junior girls 1,500m for Deirbhile O'Reilly and two bronze medals, one in 100m Junior sprint for Chloe Corcoran and the other in the 800m Senior girls for Vanessa O'Connor. Vanessa deserves a special mention as she was our only 6th year this year to compete for the school in Santry and she has now qualified for the All Ireland's in Tullamore. This is a great achievement especially in an exam year. All our athletes gave of their best on the day and enjoyed the experience of competing at this level.
We had a great team of 4th and 5th years working at the event on both days helping in all areas and they were commended by many for the efficient, capable and polite way in which they carried out their duties. Well done to you all.
All our medal winners have qualified for the All Ireland's which take place in Tullamore on Saturday the 4th June. Support from all for the girls will be most welcome.
[ 23 May 2016 ]