Club News Archive
|Posted on July 12, 2022 at 3:20 AM|
The All-Ireland Juvenile Track and Field finals were held across four days at the start of July, with seven of our athletes taking part. The Children's Games for Under 9 to 11s took place on Saturday 2nd July in Tullamore, Co. Offaly were six Innyvale AC athletes were in action in the event.
Zoe Hogan and Kaitlin Shaw took part in the U11 turbojavelin event, where they finished as the 11th placed team in a very tight contest that saw five teams finish within a metre of each other. Zoe threw 14.49m and Kaitlin 11.27m. On the track, Katie Hannon was unlucky to just be pipped on the finish line, pushing her down to fifth place in her heat of the 60m sprint in the morning, while Aoibhinn Farrelly finished in 8th place. The pair went on to run the 300m race in the afternoon, where the girls had a spirited run to finish in ninth and fourteenth places in a packed field.
The boys U9 turbojavelin event was an unlucky one for Jackson Everett and Logan Rotheram, with the crosswind blowing two of Jackson’s throws, including his best, outside the sector. Both boys managed to get a clean throw in at the final round, with Jackson throwing 10.39m and Logan 5.75m, their combined score putting them in 13th place overall. Logan also took part in the 300m race, where he knocked two and a half seconds off his times at the Ulsters to finish fourteenth despite getting boxed in by other athletes as they came around the bend.
And the following weekend, 9th and 10th July, Lana Morton competed in the Under 17 girls shot putt and discus. Lana made steady improvements throughout the rounds of the discus, before moving up to sixth place with her sixth and final throw which sent the 1kg disc out to a distance of 22.19m, nearly four meters further than at the Ulsters. In the shot putt, Lana finished in seventh place, her best throw of the 3kg shot coming in the fourth round and sending it out to 9.14m, a strong improvement of 1.3m on her Ulster result.
Well done to all. The coaches really enjoyed watching everyone's development and are very proud of their achievements and progress throughout the past year.