Our medal haul of 1 silver from the first two days of the national juvenile track and field championships last weekend was down on recent years. However, while some of our athletes were naturally disappointed to narrowly miss out on a national medal, all of the Ratoath athletes gave it everything and should all be proud of their efforts.
Sophie Quinn won silver in the u 13 600m in a fabulous new PB of 1 min 40.46 sec. Sophie went through 400m in a swift 62.5 sec (over 2 seconds faster than the club senior record of 64.8 sec) but was unable to hold off the fast finishing Hannah Murray down the home straight. Aimee Doherty was another to run an outdoor PB (2 min 24.02 sec) when finishing 4th in the u 14 800m, Aimee runs her preferred 1500m next weekend and is determined to make the podium. so watch this space. Both Cara O Sullivan and Laura Kelly were also 4th in their respective high jump events - just out of the medals by the smallest of margins. Rafa McCaffrey competed in both the u 16 triple ( 11.86m) and long jumps (5.82m) where he finished 4th and 6th respectively, Caoimhe Fitzsimons, Matthew Buckley (6th u 16 100m 11.80 sec) and Jed Walshe ( 5th u 15 100m 12.45 sec) were also out of the medals but all three have the talent, character and determination to be in the mix next time