The National Cross Country 4 x 500m relays was held last Sunday at Dundalk IT, the weather on the day was good but the ground was in poor shape due to the recent bad weather. We had 7 athletes competing on Meath teams from the club, Kyle Witter, Eoin Kane, Fionn Drummond, Sophie Quinn, Aimee Doherty, Ella Healy and Tom Kilgannon.
The u12 boys were first up, Kyle, Fionn and Eoin all putting in good runs on the testing course finishing 7th overall. The u12 girls put in the performance of the day, Sophie and Aimee were very impressive on the 2nd and 3rd leg and with strong performances from the Dunboyne girls Kalya Ryan and Sophie Dolan the girls took gold by a margin of 20m over a very strong Kilkenny team.
The u14 boys finished 5th in their event, Tom Kilgannon who was part of the winning team last year put in another good run, but with 3 of the team out of age it was a big ask to medal on the day.
Ella Healy put in a great run on the first leg of the u14 girls relay, the girls were in 3rd place up until the last 200m but just couldn’t hang on finishing 4th.