Over the weekend of 11th and 12th July City of Derry Spartans athletes flew the flag successfully for Derry and the North West at the Scottish Multi Events championships in Grangemouth and in Tullamore at the National Juvenile championships, with the talented red vests grabbing several podium places.
Young Conall O’Neill added the National U15 250 Hurdles title to his Ulster honours with a 35. 85s winning run in Tullamore on Sunday, taking the gold medal by a clear margin and adding to his growing reputation . More to come from this emerging young talent!
In Scotland Multi Eventers Emma McCay and Danea Herron won the Senior Women’s and Masters Women’s individual titles with excellent all round performances and in the U20 competitions, Naomi Morgan took silver and Michael Surman grabbed Mens bronze, with impressive performances, to cap a great weekend for the local athletes.
Also in Tullamore U 18 sprinter Stephan McGahey made both the 100m and 200m finals. After a 11.10s semi final run he clocked 11.16s for a fourth place final finish, not too far off a podium place. He qualified well for the 200m final posting 23.12s, sixth fastest and improved to 22.95s for fifth in the final, a terrific effort.
In the Boys U17 1500m final Fintan Stewart was fourth on 4m 13.36s, a good effort but the medallists all went sub 4m 10s as Fintan led the chasing pack home. His sister Aela ran 5m 15.42s for seventh in the Girls U14 1500m.
Congratulations to Mary Devlin F35 100m and Long Jump gold medalist at Sunday’s National masters T&F championships in Tullamore—–two more medals for the Spartans Masters squad!! 100m 13.17s and Long Jump 4m 98cm made for some excellent wins!