Wednesday 22 May 2019

Sensational Smyth makes club history

Blackrock AC track and field athlete Eoghan Smyth concluded a standout indoor season on day two of the National Juvenile Indoor Championships at the weekend.

Making club history by clearing 1.85, Eoghan won the title in the Boy's U18 high jump in front of delighted team mates and coaches at the Athlone Institute of Technology on Sunday last. His high jump championship marks the first time ever that a member of club has won the title in the event.

Eoghan jumped high early and often on Sunday, clearing each of his first three heights on his first attempt. Entering the competition at 1.70, it was clear he was in form and with the bar set at 1.85m he was one of three athletes who had not missed an attempt after clearing 1.80m.

At 1.85m, each of the four remaining high jumpers struggled to clear the bar on their first attempt, however Eoghan came good on his second attempt exerting enough pressure to see off two of his competitors and guarantee himself at least a silver medal. 1.90m proved to be a height too far for the final two however by virtue of his second time clearance at 1.85m Eoghan took the title on countback capping off a very proud day for himself, the coaches and the club.

Meanwhile, on the track, sprinter Enoch Elewa suffered an unfortunate repeat if the hamstring injury that ruined his Leinster championships limping home just outside the qualification places for the U18 60m sprint final. Next up for the club is the Pre-Louth Juvenile Championships due to be held in Bush on Saturday, April 13th.

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