D.S.D. Top Club at National Seniors!
Dundrum South Dublin A.C., athletes had a remarkable weekend of success at the National Senior Track & Field Championships in Santry, taking top club title, from Leevale A.C 2nd and Galway City Harriers 3rd. Leading the charge for gold was Hiko Tonosa, who claimed 1st place 5000m on Saturday and 10,000m Sunday, the first time that this double has been achieved. Having had a hard race on Saturday, when he was harassed all the way by Sean Tobin, and winning by two seconds, Hiko showed an incredible fitness level, to come out a day later to beat Paul O’Donnell, also D.S.D. Paul picked up his first medal at National Senior level. This followed on a great race by Meghan Ryan in the Women’s 5,000m, when she knocked 20 seconds off her P.B., in 16.24.31. Siofra Cleirigh Buttner, who is very close to qualifying for Tokyo at 800m, was outsprinted by Louis Shanahan, Leevale, at the finish line in the 800m, with Georgie Hartigan 3rd. Jerome Caprice, who is hoping to represent his home country, Mauritius, in the Olympics, drew clear in the closing stages of the 10,000m walk for a clear win in 46.39.48. Kate Doherty produced her best 100m hurdles race to date, finishing 2nd to Sarah Lavin in great new PB of 13.48. Eddie McDonagh Gold Hiko Tonosa 1st 5000m 13.52.53; 1st 10,000m 29.41.88 Jerome Caprice 1st 10,000m Walk 46.39.48 Women’s 4x100m 1st 47.57 ( Mollie O’Reilly; Molly Hourihan; Charlotte Bourke; Kate Doherty) Silver Paul O’Donnell 2nd 5,000m 29.53.84 Meghan Ryan 2nd 5,000m 16.24.31 PB Kate Doherty 2nd 100m Hurdles 13.48 PB Siofra Cleirigh Buttner 2nd 800m 2.03.84 Men’s 4x100m 2nd 42.83 (Shane Gevaro; Pappy Tucker; Cian Dunne; Ciaran Carthy) Bronze Georgie Hartigan 3rd 800m 2.03.94 Other Final Placings : Kate Doherty 6th 100m 11.77; Mollie O’Reilly 9th 12.19 David Dagg 6th 400mH 57.63; Ciaran Carthy 9th 100m 10.84