Leanagh Gilligan with a super performance at the Irish Schools Combined Events in Athlone
to place 3rd in the Senior Girls age group
A number of athletes from the club made the short trip to Athlone IT yesterday for the Irish Schools Combined Events where Leanagh Gilligan shined to claim the bronze medal in the Senior Girls Pentathlon.
It was Leanagh’s first individual national medal since soaring to the gold medal in the U12 Girls High Jump in 2013 despite going close on a number of occasions since then. It was so wonderful to see her claim a PB of 1.52m in the high jump and go on to claim the National bronze with performances of 4.90 in the long jump, 5.92 in the shot, 10.93 in the hurdles and 3:02.59 for a total of 2331 points.
Also in action Ellie Cronin placed 13th in the Intermediate Girls with a solid 2357 points including 4.39m in the long jump, 10.25 in the hurdles, 7.43m in the shot, 1.46m in the high jump and 3.:01.61 in the 800m.
Siofra Davis took 7th place in the Junior Girls grade with fine performances of 10.39 in the hurdles, 1.46 in the high jump, 7.50 in the shot, 4.21 in the long jump and 2.42.81 in the 800m for an impressive points total of 2483. Leonore Church was also impressive with 2.42.20 in the 800m, 1.46 in the high jump, 10.93 in the hurdles, 6.80 in the shot and 3.73 in the long jump for an overall total of 2243 points and 10th place.
Well done all!