Leinster U20, Senior and Master's Track and Field Championships

Leinster U20, Senior and Master's Track and Field Championships

Leinster U20, Senior & Masters Champs 2024 - Day 1+ Day 2

The Leinster U20, Senior and Masters Championships took place over the weekend in the SETU Arena in Carlow. On Saturday there was a strong showing from the club with 11 medals claimed across Hurdles, Sprints, Javelin, Shot Putt and distance running. Katie Baldwin competed across 3 events on the day where she claimed a bronze medal in the U20 100m Hurdles. She was just outside the medals in the U20 Long Jump where her jump of 4.62m was good enough for 4th place. In the Javelin, her throw of 20.20m saw her finish in 7th place. Emily O Shea who has been successful in the 800m already this year, stepped down to the 400m where she claimed a silver medal. In the O45 1500m Siobhan Burke took home a bronze medal running 5:41. John Delaney made the jump up to U20 to compete in the 400m. He finished 5th in 52.78. In the Senior Men’s Pole Vault Matthew Rossiter’s leap of 3:20 saw him finish in 2nd place. In the Javelin his throw of 39:56 was good enough for 3rd place and the bronze medal. Peter Condron made his return to competition in the O40 400m. Peter ran a blistering 56.14 to take the gold medal. In the throws, John Territt and Patsy Baldwin had a busy day. John won the O60 Shot Putt with a throw of 10.56m. He also won the O60 Javelin with a best throw of 32.34m. His final gold medal came in the Weight for Distance where his throw of 6.12m. Patsy Baldwin was outside the medals in the Shot Putt with a throw of 7.87. However, he was in the medals in the O55 Javelin where he threw 25.06 which saw him claim the bronze medal. He went one better in the Weight For Distance winning a silver medal with a throw of 5.92m.  
On Day 2 of the Championships, Katie Baldwin was back in action taking part in both the High and Triple Jump. She was outside the medals in the High Jump finishing in 4th place but managed a new PB in the Triple Jump to win a bronze medal. Her jump of 10.51 capped off a busy but successful weekend. Emily O Shea returned to her favoured 800m also but had to settle for 4th place in 2:18. Ger Kelly also had to settle for 4th place. His throw of 40.11m was just outside the medal in the Senior Hammer competition. Patsy Baldwin was also back to claim his third medal of the weekend in the when he won the O55 High Jump with a clearance of 1.20m. John Territ also claimed gold in the O60 Hammer throwing 35.49 for 1st place.
Well done to all of the athletes out competing over the weekend. It was great to see such a range of events covered from U 20 all the way to O60. A special mention also to our club coaches who take the time to train younger athletes and also got out to compete themselves over the weekend.  

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