Saturday, May 16, 2015

Day 2 of Leinster Schools Athletics

Day 2 of the Leinster schools athletics was held in the Morton Stadium, Santry, today. The blustery wind was not condusive to fast times but both Brian Kiernan and Deirdre Healy made light of the demanding conditions.

Brian got off to a slow start in the intermediate boys 400m but finished like the proverbial train to get up for third in a magnificent new PB of 50.96 sec - just 0.14 behind the winner and 0.01 off second. The finish was so tight, nobody was sure who had won until the judges announcement was made.

Deirdre Healy took the field out hard in the senior ladies 1500m and led up to 1100m before Nadia Power put in a blistering last lap to win. Deirdre and Cliona Murphy battled it out all the way down the finishing straight with Deirdre finishing 3rd in 4 min 43.3 sec. Excellent running in the blustery conditions and especially having made all the early pace. It suggests Deirdre will run a very fast time when she moves back up to her favoured 3000m

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