Tallaght A.C. athletes again delivered the goods for local schools on the second day of the West Leinster Schools T&F Championships in Santry last Thursday.


 


Tallaght Athletes Deliver again for Local Schools

Tallaght A.C. athletes again delivered the goods for local schools on the second day of the West Leinster Schools T&F Championships in Santry last Thursday.

Joseph Lyons, who won the 400m senior title on the Tuesday for HFCS added the 800m title after he dictated the race from start to finish leaving some very good opposition trailing, including club and school colleague Mustafa Nasir who finished a fair 4th despite his lack of fitness.

Sadiq Nasir was another who won the senior 5000m in style. After tailing the leader for more than 11 laps of the contest he accelerated over the last 400m and stormed to a decisive victory with a sprint finish in the last 100m to claim the title. Sarah Reihill added the senior long jump title to the 400m title she won a few days earlier with a new personal best leap of 5.20 whilst younger sister Saoirse won the Inter high jump and added silver in the javelin, and the pair ran the 3rd and final legs on their schools relay team that secured the senior 4X100m title.

Dean Conway shatterd his previous best by over 7 seconds when winning his second silver medal of the championships in the Inter 800m where Christopher Duffy took bronze and Eoghan Keaney also won silver in the Inter 3000m as did Adam Riordan in the Inter steeple chase whilst Lauryn Mc Dermott scaled the heights to take the junior high jump title and she later added the 200m title and also helped her school relay team to the podium when crossing the line in 3rd after a great anchor leg in the 4X100m.

Yan Geraghty also made the podium after a very good run in the junior 800m which earned him the silver medal whilst Katelyn O’ Neill did likewise in the junior long jump. Nadia Uchine was another who had a good outing when taking bronze in the Inter 800m whilst Julia Kazamierczak won the same colour in the senior 3000m.