13 September 2020
Lagan Valley AC’s Laura Frey won the Women’s 400m Hurdles in a time of 63.50s, followed by Ballymena & Antrim AC’s Erin McMahon in 2nd place in 66.10s and Niamh McCorry (Annalee AC) came 3rd in a time of 75.10s. In the Men’s 400m Hurdles Letterkenny AC’s Ryan Canning took the title in a time of 55.88s, with Annalee AC’s Paul Sexton in 2nd in 56.06s and Oisin McCorry from Raheny Shamrock AC’s in 3rd place in 56.89s.
The U14 Girls 1500m event had a total of 17 athletes across two heats, with Willowfield Harrier’s Jodi Foster grabbing the top spot in a time of 4:59.09. In 2nd place, was Aisling Smith from Ballymena & Antrim AC who fought her way into 2nd place, followed by Lagan Valley AC’s Lily Rimmer in 3rd place in 5:03.24. Cranford AC’s Caolan McFadden claimed 1st place in the U14 Boys 1500m event in a time of 4:42.02, followed by Finlay Mayne (Loughview AC) in 2nd place in 4:48.50 and Daniel McLornan (Ballymena & Antrim AC) in 3rd place in 4:48.98.
The U15 Girls 1500m had 2 heats with a total of 12 athletes taking part. Lifford Strabane AC’s Elsa Moore was victorious in a time of 4:48.24, closely followed by Willowfield Harrier’s Lucy Foster in 2nd place in a time of 4:48.25. Ferne Duffy (Shercock AC) won her heat to take 3rd place overall in a time of 4:59.75. Monaghan Phoenix AC’s Ben Warnock was 1st in the U15 Boys 1500m in a time of 4:42.03, followed by Frank Buchanan (Enniskillen Running Club) in 2nd place in 4:43.04 and Oisin McGloin (City of Lisburn AC) in 3rd place in 4:43.11.
In the U16 Girls 1500m East Down AC’s Lauren Madine took the top spot in 4:41.63, followed by Willowfield Harriers’ Kirsti Foster in 2nd place in 4:43.49 and teammate, Emmy Thornton in 3rd place in 4:46.93. Seamus Robinson (City of Derry Spartans) won the U16 Boys 1500m in a time of 4:11.46, with 3 Ways AC’s Caolan O’Hare in 2nd place in 4:17.70 and Tir Chonaill AC’s Cathal O’Donnell in 3rd place in 4:18.19.
Rebecca Rossiter took 1st place in 4:44.18 in the U17 Girls 1500m in a Loughview AC battle, with her teammate, Catherine Martin finishing in 2nd place in 4:51.76 and North Down AC’s Tara McDonough in 3rd place in 4:55.84. Mid Ulster AC’s Nicholas Griggs won the U17 Boys 1500m in a time of 4:12.98, and Cranford AC’s Oisin Kelly came in 2nd place with a time of 4:15.83 with Willowfield Harrier’s Joel Chambers in 3rd place in 4:17.64.
The U18-U20 & Senior Women ran a combined 1500m, with Denise Toner (Clones AC) taking the Senior title and 1st place overall in a time of 4:33.54. In 2nd place overall and taking the U19 title, was Willowfield Harrier’s Hannah Gilliland in a time of 4:41.71, while North Down AC’s Murphy Miller was 3rd overall and 2nd U19 in a time of 4:42.77. In 4th place and the 1st U18 was AthleticsNI Unattached athlete Cara Laverty in a time of 4:46.14. 2nd place in the Senior category was Caitlyn Harvey (Lagan Valley AC) in 4:46.37, while Kate McCrystal (Annalee AC) finished in 5:09.44 to take 2nd place in the U18 category, and North Down AC’s Bryanna Catney took 3rd in the U19 category in 5:24.02.
The Boys U18-U20 also ran a combined 1500m race, with U19 athlete Ryan Miskelly won the age group title and 1st place overall in a time of 4:07.50. St Malachy’s AC’s Callum Morgan won the U18 title and 2nd place overall in a time of 4:09.84. In 3rd place Mark Carberry (North Down AC) finished in 4:15.31 to take 2nd U19. Sam Cole from Foyle Valley AC took 3rd place in the U19 category in 4:16.08. In the U18 category 2nd place went to 3 Ways AC’s Ultan O’Callaghan in a time of 4:23.37. The U20 title went to Jack Logan from North Down AC, who finished in a time of 4:25.55.
In the Senior Men’s 1500m, Clonliffe Harriers AC’s Jonathan Whan gained a 7 second PB to take the title in a time of 3:49.64, followed by North Belfast Harrier’s Andrew Milligan who finished in 3:53.45 and East Down Ac’s Neil McCartan in 3rd place in 3:57.76.
The full results are available on our website here: www.athleticsni.org/Results
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