Superb performance by D.S.D in Portugal
D.S.D., women’s team put up a great performance today in Leiria, Portugal, finishing in third place to win the bronze medals. Our ever reliable Maria McCambridge won the 1500m in 4.31.86, comfortably clear of Amanda Virtanan of Finland. Grace O’Rourke gave D.S.D the perfect start of the day when she won the high jump with a leap of 1.70. More great results were to follow with Anita White winning the javelin with a throw of 49.79; Laura Shaughnessy won the steeple chase with a time of 11.13.02. Also in first place was Fiona Clinton in the 5,000m in 17.12.2. One of the classiest performances for D.S.D was by Sinead Denny who finihed 2nd in a PB of 53.63 and she also ran a great leg on the 4×400 relay team for a 2nd place finish in 3.42.17. Meghan Ryan was in top form also finishing 2nd in the 3,000m 10.07.66. A feature of D.S.D.’s performance were the results of our juniors who contributed enormously to the overall score. Mollie O’Reilly was 3rd in the 200m in 24.98; Tara Jenkin 4th Long Jump 5.42 PB; Sophie Murphy finished 4th in the 800m; Katie Berney 4th 100m; Kate Doherty 5th 100mH; Rachel Dunne 5th 400mH. Mollie; Rachel and Katie Magee ran superb legs in the 4x400m to combine with Sinead for a great 2nd place. More results to follow Congratulations to all!