Athletics – Start to the Season
We belatedly, thank our Athletes for the great start to the season with our first covid friendly meet. The weather was not quite as hot as some of the performances.
In the 800m Seb Shortt (3rd Year) pipped George McGilton (2nd Year) in the home straight; Mark Walsh (3rd Year) and Jeremy Carroll (2nd Year) claimed victories in the 400m for their year groups; in the 100 m, Jack Angulo (3rd Year) and Conor Grennan (2nd Year) won the third-year and second-year races respectively.
In the Hammer Michael Walsh (2nd Year) took first place with a throw of (34.50m), Brian Walsh (2nd Year) was 2nd (31.85m) and Sami Bishti (2nd Year) was 3rd (21.8m). Each of them would be competitive at national level. A special mention also goes to Tom O’Riordan (4th Year) who broke 40 metres for the first time.
Michael Walsh (2nd Year) followed up his Hammer result with a top throw of 34.61m in the Discus and Eric Brandt (4th Year) got a personal best throwing 32.05m.
We congratulate all our athletes for taking part in the first round and all our staff and student coaches for the running of the events.
We thank Mr Barry for his organisation of the Athletics programme.