Dublin Juvenile Champs Indoor Report
2nd/9th/10th/11th February 2018
MSB had a very long but successful four days at the Dublin Juvenile Indoor Championships over the last two weekends.
With over 100 athletes entered into a multitude of events, MSB came away with 36 medals in total which is 14 more than last year.
It was great, once again, to see so many of our athletes in the green and blue singlets. Well done to all who took part through the many events, heats and finals.
Relays took place over two Friday evenings and MSB had 18 relay teams over seven age groups. It was tough to qualify for the finals with only six lanes meaning six teams to qualify. Relays always have a great atmosphere and the added team element made for great evenings of races.
MSB got a good number of teams to the finals and the following teams made the podium:
|U10B||4x100m||Gold||(Cillan Flynn, Louis Dowling, Toby McCarthy and Alex Finn)|
|U11G||4x100m||Bronze||(Emly Bolton, Ruby Buckley, Grace O'Grady and Mia Coquart)|
|U13B||4x100m||Bronze||(Lucas Girigon, Ben O'Neill, Ethan Monahan and Patrick O'Donnell)|
|U14G||4x200m||Gold||(Aoife Brown, Leila MoCormack, Gara Williams and Zoe Coquart)|
|U14B||4x200m||Silver||(Oisin Tebite, Louie Woodger, Ben O’Neill and Sam Dunne)|
|U16B||4x200m||Gold||(Nkem Onwumereh, Finn Woodger, Scott Fagan and Callum Oliphant)|
Special mention to the U16B team that won their first Gold relay medal after many years of trying both indoor and outdoor!
The sprints saw more success than is usual for MSB with the following podium finishes. The shorter sprints are in particular very tough to get on the podium with up to four races in some age groups:
The field events continue to grow at MSB as can be seen by the results below:
|U13B||High Jump||Bronze||Ethan Monahan|
|U14B||Shot Put||Silver||Louie Woodger|
|U14B||Shot Put||Gold||Oisin Tebite|
|U14B||High Jump||Gold||Oisin Tebite|
|U14B||Long Jump||Gold||Oisin Tebite|
|U15B||Long Jump||Bronze||Nkem Onwumereh|
|U16B||Long Jump||Silver||Finn Woodger|
|U16B||High Jump||Bronze||Finn Woodger|
|U18B||High Jump||Silver||Sean White-Mullen|
As usual, the middle distance events were the strongest for MSB with almost a medal in every age category. There were many great performances with many of our MSB athletes reaching their respective finals.
The following athletes achieved a podium position:
The U14G 800m final was particularly notable with half of the 12 qualified athletes coming from MSB.
National Indoor Championships Qualifiers
As well as the above podium places (U12 abd above), well done to the following athletes who finished in 4th place and thus qualified for the National Juvenile Indoor Championships in March:
|U12B||Long Jump||4th||Eoin Casey|
|U13B||Shot Put||4th||Ethan Monahan|
Oisin Tebite was the athlete of the meet gaining four Golds and two Silvers in the six events he entered which is an incredible achievement.
Special mentions for both Mark O'Connor and Sean White-Mullen who look to have broken the magical 2-minute barrier in the 800m.
Thanks very much to all the coaches for their time given to prepare all the athletes, parents for bringing the athletes and remaining patient in the long sessions and the volunteers/officials without whose help these events would not take place.
And special thanks to Caoilinn Mohan for her great photographs from the four days.