Munster Title for Killian Whelan – Clonmel Athletic Club

by admin on 01/08/2017

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The Munster B Track and Field Championship took place in Templemore on Saturday 29th July and the club was well represented with 5 athletes competing for Clonmel AC. First up were Killian Whelan and Max Fitzgerald in the boys U11 Long Jump and Killian with a personal best jump of 3.77m took the Gold medal and the Munster Title for Clonmel. Max also jumped very well to record a new PB of 3.34m just outside the medals placing 4th only 3cm away from a Podium position.

These two later went on to compete in the U11 60m Dash, with Killian winning his heat in a new PB of 9.41seconds and Max placing 2nd in his heat. In the Final Killian took the Silver medal and although Max ran a fantastic race with a PB of 9.73, he was unlucky not to medal placing 5th with only 0.05s separating 3rd to 5th places.
 
Next up was Daniel Charles in the boys U10 Long Jump placing 6th with a jump of 3.26m extending his PB distance by 8cm. Daniel also competed in the boys U10 60m Dash and placed 11th in a time of 10.36 s. Finally we had Cathal and Conor O’ Gorman competing in the boys U12 80m Dash and the 600m. Cathal ran a time of 12.45s and Conor ran a time of 12.53s for the 80m to both qualify for the final. Both lads ran slightly slower in the final as the wind was getting up to place 6th and 8th. The last event of the day for Clonmel was the boys U12 600m and Conor ran a tactical race when coming off the final bend in 4th place had too much pace for most of his competitors when sprinting home for the Silver Medal in a new PB time 1:50:56. Cathal also ran a very good race to finish in 7th place in a time of 1:59:76.
 
Clonmel AC would like to thanks the athletes and parents who travelled to Templemore to participate in the event.
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