University Indoor titles won in Athlone
Competing at the Irish Universities Indoor Championships in Athlone on Friday last Thomas Barr representing UL won the 400 metres in a time of 47.22 seconds retaining the title he won last year in record time.
Other winners from the area were West Waterford’s Thomas Houlihan representing CIT and his sister Lisa who both won pole vault titles while Sean Archer was third in the triple jump as was Eimear Hayes in the 400 metres both WIT. Competing as a guest at the meeting Kelly Proper had two victories in the long jump with 6.31 metres and the 60 metres in a personal best time of 7.41 seconds, In this event she had two very prominent sprinters Amy Foster and Phil Healy behind her. In Ghent in Belgium on Saturday last Niall Tuohy won an 800 metres indoor race in 1 minute 50.98 seconds and in Kingston Rhode Island on Saturday Shane Quinn was third in a mile race in 4 minutes 13.66 seconds and on the winning Providence College Distance Relay team.
Pole Vault wins
West Waterford AC athletes did well on Saturday last in Nenagh at the Munster juvenile indoor pole vault championships.
Two athletes won titles Séamie Fennell under 18 and Sam O’Neill under 15, Aoife Lai and Cathy Metcalfe tied for second place in the under 16 grade and there were third medals for Craig Clune u16 and Victoria O’Hara u15.
9th annual Anne Valley 5 Miles a great success.
420 faced starter Jim Harney in Dunhill on Saturday last in the 9th annual Anne Valley 5 Miles road race and Trevor Power was the very comfortable winner in a time of 26 minutes 35 seconds, Noel Murphy, a native of the Dunhill area, was second in 27.11 and Frank Quinlan third in 27.32, all three from Waterford AC.
Órna Murray Ferrybank AC was first lady home again winning very easily in 30 minutes 27 seconds, Maebh Savage was second in 32.51 and Diane Behan third in 34.08 both Waterford AC. The category winners were as follows;
Men O40 John Dillon Tinryland, 0 45 Pat Bookle St Joseph’s, 050 Brendan Dunne Carrick on Suir, 055 Walter Keane Waterford, 0 60 Jim O’Connor Waterford, 0 65 Eddie Walsh. Junior Jamie Murphy.
Women 035 Joan Mahony Waterford, 040 Aisling Ferguson, 045 Jacinta Brazil Waterford, 050 Phillipa Carney Tramore, 055 Una Ui Mhuirithe, 0 60 Terri Gough West Waterford Junior Órla Queally Ferrybank.
The juvenile under 14 race winners were; Boys1 Mark O’Dwyer, 2 Tom Halley 3 Mark Shanahan. Girls 1 Grace O’Neill 2 Jessica Flynn 3 Sarah Jackman. The event was well organised with lots of stewards all around the course, lots of volunteers from local clubs and assistance from The Coast Guard and Order of Malta. The proceeds go to the Jack and Jill Foundation.
Kelly Proper competes in the British AAA Indoor Championships on Sunday in Sheffield in the long jump. Niall Tuohy is in Vienna for an 800 metres Indoor race and a large group of Ferrybank under age athletes travel to Scotland for the Scottish Juvenile Indoor Championships on Saturday and Sunday.
Munster Schools Cross Country Finals
The GloHealth Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships will take place in Cork IT on this Thursday 12th February starting at 12.30 pm.
Many athletes from Waterford secondary schools will be competing.
Kilmacthomas 5 Miles
At 11 am on Sunday next February 15th the 13th annual Bausch and Lomb sponsored Kilmacthomas 5 mile road race will take place. This is race number 3 in the Michael Roche Carpets Series. Entries will be taken at the Community Hall, Kilmacthomas at the top of the town. The entry fee is €8. Proceeds to Waterford Hospice.
Mt Juliet Road Races
This coming Saturday February 14th the annual Half Marathon and 10K road races are in Mt Juliet starting at 11 am. See website for all details.
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