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Medals at Ulsters

Saturday 14th June saw the final day of the NI & Ulster track & Field Championships.  First up was Damian Marquess in the U14 boys 1500m who ran a massive personal best of 5.01 to finish just outside the medals in fourth place and all Ireland qualification. Two Harriers ran in the girls U15 1500 race both achieving top 20 finishes with Raoisle Hoy running 6.03 closely followed by Dominique McAllister in 6.04. The first medal of the day came in the U16 girls 1500m with Rioghnach Catney running the race of her life to finish in a personal best time of 5.16 to claim bronze and the second Harrier of the day to earn a trip to Tullamore in July. In the same race Ciara Neilan also achieved a top 10 finish with a huge personal best of 5.50. The U17 1500 boys section saw three Harriers put their toes to the line with medal number two of the day being hung around the neck of Conor McQuillan who finished in 3rd place. Andrew Milligan and Niall Armstrong finished in 6th and 8th place respectively in the same race. With no time to recover Andrew had to report to long jump where his 1500m exertions didn’t affect him as he jumped a massive 5.16m to claim bronze and medal number two of the day. With the endurance races finished the sprinters lined up for the semi finals. Caitlin Maguire and Micheal McGreevy both won their heats to easily qualify for the 100m and 200m finals. Megan McCallion ran her first ever race in the 100m to finish 7th in her semi. Having recovered from his bronze in the 1500m Conor McQuillan went one better to claim silver in the 3000m in 9.59 to climb the podium for a second time. Caitlin Maguire was next on the blocks in the girls U16 100m. Caitlin blasted down the straight in a personal best time of 12.57 to claim gold. The next race saw Micheal McGreevy claim silver just one tenth of a second behind the winner. With little time between the finals Caitlin and Micheal had to report to the call room one last time for the 200m. The first final saw Caitlin claim yet another Ulster medal adding a silver medal to her earlier gold in a time of 26.71. The very next race saw another Harrier on the podium with Micheal McGreevy becoming the third Harrier of the day to win two medals winning his second silver in the U16 boys 200m in a time of 24.21. The eight medals won today added to Kelvin Kearney’s bronze in Shercock, Rebecca Marquess’s gold In the U19 girls 100m, Ellie Bradley’s  bronze in the U14 javelin and Tony McCambridge’s bronze in the U14 800m takes the clubs tally to 12 Ulster medals. This is the result of all the hard work put in by everyone at the Club. Good luck to all our Athletes at the all Irelands in Tullyamore.

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