Congratulations to John Fitzsimons on winning a wonderful bronze medal over 800m (1.19.15) at the European Junior Championships in Grosseto, Italy at the weekend (John also set a new personal best of 1.48.68 in the semi-final). Elizabeth Morland placed 5th in the Heptathlon at the European Juniors with a new National Senior record of 5801points (282 points from bronze). Liz recorded a new personal best in the Javelin (43.74m) and numerous seasonal bests in all her other events. Joseph Ojewumi anchored the men’s 4 x 100m relay team to 11th overall in 40.89s.
At the IPC World Paralympic Championships in London, Greta Streimikyte ran a seasonal best of 4.47.54, missing out on a bronze medal in the T12/T13 1500m by less than 2 seconds – a fantastic achievement considering that Greta missed the months on February, March and April with a stress fracture injury!
At the National Senior Track & Field championships in Santry over the weekend – DCU athletes (past & present) won 30 medals for their home clubs in various events. Our individual winners were Kate Veale (SSH4) in the 5000m Walk, Saragh Buggy (Bed4) in the Triple Jump and Long Jump, Stephen Rice (ET1) in the Javelin, Joe Mooney (AF1) in the 10K Walk, Cliodhna Manning (AF3) in the 400m and graduate Brian Gregan (SSH) in the 400m. We also won 11 silver and 12 bronze medals at the championships.
National medals winners as follows:
Adam King (ATT2) Hammer 3rd with 63.88m; Jayme Rossiter (Science Grad) 3000m steeplechase 2nd with 9.18.14; Emma Owens (PEM Grad) Discus 2nd with 36.80m; Anne Marie Torsney (ET2) Discus 3rd with 36.52m; Cliodhna Manning (AF3) 200m 2nd with 23.70 and 400m 1st with new PB of 53.25; Stephen Rice (ET1) Javelin 1st with 62.94m; Shane Joyce (BNGN1) Javelin 3rd with 57.30m; Joe Mooney (AF1) 10K walk 1st with 53.12.19; Nicholas Dunphy (BS3) 10K Walk 3rd with 57.51.79; Kate Veale (SSH4) 5K Walk 1st with 23.22.15; Emily Rogers (SSH4) High Jump 3rd with 1.65m; Catherine Mc Manus (MINT and MBA Grad) 100mH 2nd with 13.95s and 100m 3rd with 11.73s; Lilly-Ann O Hora (SSH4) 100mH 3rd with 14.26s; Michael Bowler (ATT Grad) Pole Vault 2nd with 4.55m; Matthew Behan (SSH2) 110mH 2nd with 14.09s; Colm Bourke (ET3) Long Jump 2nd with 7.46m; Keith Marks (HS1) Long Jump 3rd with 7.12m; Kourosh Foroughi (ATT Grad) High Jump 2nd with 2.08m; Kate Mc Gowan (SSH2) 400mH 3rd with 61.99s; Paul Byrne (Science Grad) 400mH 2nd with 50.24s; Marco Pons (SSH Grad) Discus 2nd with 51.10m; Eoin Sheridan (ATT1) Discus 3rd with 50.82m; Grainne Moynihan (BS4) 400m 3rd with 54.23s; Brian Gregan (SSH Grad) 400m 1st with 45.74s; Eoin Everard (ATT Grad) 1500m 3rd with 3.55.51 and Kevin Kelly (ET3) 1500m 2nd with 3.54.85.
Cian Mc Manamon 20K Walk and Kevin Kelly (1500m) have been selected to compete for Ireland at the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan from August 19th – 31st.