Tralee Harriers Athletics Club News

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IT has been a busy January for Tralee Harriers Athletic Club, as the athletes set off on their journey to glory in both Indoor and Track and Field.

The club didn’t have to wait too long for the first round of medals to come in, with the Juvenile Pentathlons & Junior, Senior and Master individual events happening on the first two weekends in the Month

The athletes achieved the following honours over a fortnight at Munster Indoor Events

Patsy O’Connor Masters athlete… Triple Gold in the Shot, Weight for Distance & High Jump

Ger Henry Master Athlete… Gold in the 60m, Silver in the 200m and Long jump

Aoibheann O’Brien U23 Athlete… Double Gold in 60m and Long Jump setting a new record for the age group

Rachel Bowler Junior athlete… Bronze in Long Jump, Silver in Triple Jump & Silver in Senior Long jump

Orla O’Reilly Junior athlete…. Silver in Junior 60m and Gold in the Senior 60m

Elinor Dennison Junior athlete… Bronze in the Senior 60m and 4th in both the Junior and Senior Long Jump

Luke O’Carroll Junior athlete…. Bronze in the Junior Long Jump, Silver as part of Junior Relay

Basit Oyebanji Junior athlete… Did well in individual events and gained a Silver in the Junior Relay

Owen Healy Junior Athlete… Did well in Individual events and gained a Silver in the Junior Relay

Oisin Spillane Junior Athlete… Took the Bronze in the 1500m and gained a Silver in the Junior Relay

Leanne Cronin Junior Athlete…. Did well in both her Junior and Senior Shots

Cathal Fitzgibbon Junior Athlete… did well in his opening run in the Senior 800m setting a decent time of 2.08

Two Tralee Harriers athletes attend National Level Events this month.

Jordan Kissane returned to Munster to take part in the U16 Combined Events taking the silver medal, he then followed this up with a fine performance at the Irish Life Health National Combined Events in Athlone on Saturday 20th January. Jordan set a new PB in the Long Jump 5.58m helping to him to take the Silver medal after a fine run the 800m.

Cillian Griffin U17 has had a busy month. He opened his 2018 season with Gold in the U18 Pentathlon in Nenagh, along with Silver in the Junior Boys 4*200m relay, and 4th in the Junior 60m and bronze in the Senior 60m.

He took Silver in the Junior Triple Jump and Bronze in both the Senior Long Jump with new PB of 6.31 and the Senior 200m.

At the Irish Life Health National Combined Events in Athlone on Saturday 20th January he performed very well setting two new PB’s in the Hurdles of 9.01sec, and a height of 1.70m in the High Jump He finished in Third taking a well deserved bronze medal.

Tralee Harriers congratulate Rachel Bowler on being selected by the Juvenile Committee of the Athletic Association of Ireland as the Juvenile Star of the Year for County Kerry at the Emerald Crystal National Star Awards.. This is great recognition of Rachel’s achievements in 2017. This is the second year in a row to receive this honour.

Next up is the Munster Juvenile events from U9 to U19. These will take place in February and it is sure to be one where medals will come a plenty.

Training plan for this week is as follows…


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