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National Junior & U23 Championship

Joe Halwax took the Junior 400m hurdles title at the National Junior and U.23 Championship in a wet and windy Tullamore on Saturday.

Mollie O’Reilly finished 2nd in the Junior Women’s 400m and her team mate Rachel Dunne had a fast finish in the Junior 100m hurdles to also take silver, with Meghan Ryan 2nd in the U.23 5,000m.

Mollie and Rachel were joined by Katie Magee and our very versatile Sophie Murphy to win the 4x100m title. Sophie was 3rd in her own distance, 1500m with Abi Taylor, who makes this age group for three more years, finishing 4 th.

James Holden finished 4th in the 400m and he qualifies for this age group for two more years.

Results as follows:

Junior Women:

Rachel Dunne 2nd 100m hurdles 15.91; 4th 400m hurdles 66.56

Mollie O’Reilly 2nd 400m 55.52

Katie Magee 5th 400m 59.04

Sophie Murphy 3rd 1500m 4.40.60

Abi Taylor 4th 4.45.09

Tara Jenkins 8th Long Jump 4.99

4x100m relay 1st

U.23 W

Meghan Ryan 2nd 5,000m 18.44.89

Junior Men:

Joe Halwax 1st 400m hurdles 55.05

James Holden 4th 400m 51.79

Ruadhan O’Grada 5th 1500m 4.13.57

James Maguire 7th 4.14.87

Well done to all!

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