Day 2 Report

Sunday, 26th March 2017

 nkem indoors 2017

Day 2 saw six MSB athletes compete in the Indoor Juvenile Athletics Championships in Athlone.

First up were Louie Woodger and James Monahan in the U13B Shot Put. It was James' first appearance at the national championships and he accredited himself well with three solid throws. Louie was hoping to match or better last year's third place but it was a tough competition and having made it to the last eight to get three extra throws, he finished up in 6th place with a best throw of 9.61. A monster throw of 13.49 won the event.

Simon Ayres was up next in the U18B 400m and eased into the final as a fastest loser in a time of 53.03. In the afternoon, he ran an even faster time and PB of 52.12 to get a fantastic 4th place.

Robert Rebegea was into a straight final in the U16B 1500m race. He ran a solid race in a PB of 4:44.54 to finish in 11th place.

David Troy had to run a clever race in the U18B 1500m knowing it would be a heat and final due to the large numbers in the race. He eased into the final as a fastest loser in a time of 4:26.91. The final was a much faster race and David finished in 9th place in a time of 4:23.10

The final competitor of the day was Nkem Onwumereh. Nkem is used to gaining silverware at this level having already taken a Gold and Silver in the previous two years in the 60m. He eased through his heat in first place in an excellent time of 7.77. In the final he came up against his Dublin rival Shane Gevero who had taken the Gold last year and set a Championship record. Shane once again ran a championship record of 7.47 and Nkem took the silver in a time of 7.83. Great performance to win the first medal for MSB in the Indoor Championships!

Day 3 is next Saturday and focusses mainly on MSB’s strongest discipline, namely middle distance. The following nine athletes will be competing in the following events:

Event Age Name Check-In Closes Time Notes
600m U12B Thomas Bolton 10:00 From 11:15 Finals in afternoon after hurdles
600m U13G Aoife Brown 10:00 From 11:15 Finals in afternoon after hurdles
600m U13G Gara Williams 10:00 From 11:15 Finals in afternoon after hurdles
800m U14G Sadhbh Mohan 10:00 From 11:15 Finals in afternoon after hurdles
800m U14G Viviana McCann 10:00 From 11:15 Finals in afternoon after hurdles
800m U14B James Bolton 10:00 From 11:15 Finals in afternoon after hurdles
800m U15B Finn Woodger 10:00 From 11:15 Finals in afternoon after hurdles
800m U17G Molly Brown 10:00 From 11:15 Finals in afternoon after hurdles
800m U18B Mark O'Connor 10:00 From 11:15 Finals in afternoon after hurdles