KERRY athletes were in action at a number of different venues last weekend. On Saturday last Laura Crowe (An Ríocht) ran her second fastest time ever for 800m when recording an excellent 2 min 05.6sec at the British Miners Club meet in Manchester. Her club mate Ciaran Mccabe had a new personal best of 49.57 when running his 400 metre race at the A.A.I games in Santry.
At the recent race walking festival in Russia Emma Prendiville Farranfore/maine Valley recorded a fine time of 55mins for the 10k in 28 degree temperature.
On Saturday last the Munster Schools Track and Field Championships were held in Cork I.T where we had some excellent performances from athletes representing Kerry Schools. The stand out performances came from Kayleigh Cronin (St. Bridget's Killarney) who set a Munster schools record with a 42.64 metre throw in the intermediate Discus. Kayleigh also won the shot. David Kavanagh (Tralee CBS) had a fine double in the intermediate boys 800m and 1,500m. His 800m win was especially pleasing as he went under two minutes for the first time.
Other notable performances included Aoife Doyle's (Inter School Killorglin) double in the Junior Discus and Hammer. Laura Hallissey's (PS Inbhear Sceine Kenmare) junior 1500m win. Eoin O'carroll (Mercy Mount Hawk) jumping 6.94 in the Senior Long Jump. Eoin Courtney's (Mercy Mounthawk) Inter 100m Hurdles and 400m Hurdles double and Cillian O'donovan's (Colaiste Na Sceilige) fine win in the 3,000m. ON Saturday next the County Primary Track and Field Championships at the An Ríocht track will start at 11am while on Sunday next the County Senior Championships are taking place at the same venue.
Programme for Senior Championships
Men, 100m, 200m, 400, 800m, 3000m (to include team section with 3 to score) 110m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles, 3000m Steeplechase, 3000m Walk. Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault, Discus, Hammer, Javelin, Shot, 56lbs for distance, 4x400m Relay. Women, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 3000m, (to include team section with 3 to score) 100m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles, 1500m Walk. Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault, Discus, Hammer, Javelin, Shot, 4x400m Relay.