Malcom MacEvilly Silver Boys U12 600m

Saoirse O'Brien Bronze Girls U13 600m

Sorcha MacAlister Bronze Girls U17 1500m

The Woodie’s DIY Juvenile Indoor Track and Field Championships of Ireland took place in AIT International Arena, Athlone last weekend. Ireland’s best up and coming athletic talent battled it out for the national titles on what turned out to be two thrilling days of competition.
Westport AC had nine of their best athletes competing, all having qualified from the Connaught championships a few weeks ago.

The performance of the weekend must go to Adam Sheridan who launched the shot out to 12.80m to win the U13 boy’s shot put title.  This throw, which was an incredible 2.59m ahead of his nearest rival was also a new Championship Best Performance.  Adam is definitely one to watch in the future.

Following his success winning last years cross country, Malcolm McEvilly returns to the track winning silver in the U12 boy's 600m in an excellent 1.46.40, only 0.07s off the gold. Malcolm also came nineth in the high jump. In the U13 girl's 600m Saoirse O'Brien ran a brilliant race to take home the bronze in a time of 1.46.39.  The U17 girl's 1500m saw Sorcha McAllister win her first, and so well-deserved, All Ireland medal, taking the bronze medal in a fine time of 4.55.60.

Although they may have not came home with a medal there were many more brilliant performances from the club's athletes at national level.
Aoife O'Brien came 5th in the U16 girl's 1500m and 8th in 800m, Kate O'Malley 5th in the U15 girl's shot put, Jennifer Chambers 8th in the U16 girl's shot put, Cillian Heaney 7th in the U13 boy's sprint and 8th in the 600m, Aishling Halpin Fahy 9th in the long jump and 11th in the shot put.

Day 3 of the Championships takes place in AIT on March 29th, where the U13 boys relay team of Rossa McAllister, Cillian Heaney, Kian Moore and Oisin Ryall will compete.