Dublin Juvenile Champs Indoor Report

2nd/9th/10th/11th February 2018

Dub Juv Indoor 2018

 

 

MSB had a very long but successful four days at the Dublin Juvenile Indoor Championships over the last two weekends.

With over 100 athletes entered into a multitude of events, MSB came away with 36 medals in total which is 14 more than last year.

It was great, once again, to see so many of our athletes in the green and blue singlets. Well done to all who took part through the many events, heats and finals.

Relays

Relays took place over two Friday evenings and MSB had 18 relay teams over seven age groups. It was tough to qualify for the finals with only six lanes meaning six teams to qualify. Relays always have a great atmosphere and the added team element made for great evenings of races.

MSB got a good number of teams to the finals and the following teams made the podium:

Age Event Medal Athletes
U10B 4x100m Gold (Cillan Flynn, Louis Dowling, Toby McCarthy and Alex Finn)
U11G 4x100m Bronze (Emly Bolton, Ruby Buckley, Grace O'Grady and Mia Coquart)
U13B 4x100m Bronze (Lucas Girigon, Ben O'Neill, Ethan Monahan and Patrick O'Donnell)
U14G 4x200m Gold (Aoife Brown, Leila MoCormack, Gara Williams and Zoe Coquart)
U14B 4x200m Silver (Oisin Tebite, Louie Woodger, Ben O’Neill and Sam Dunne)
U16B 4x200m Gold (Nkem Onwumereh, Finn Woodger, Scott Fagan and Callum Oliphant)

Special mention to the U16B team that won their first Gold relay medal after many years of trying both indoor and outdoor!

Sprints

The sprints saw more success than is usual for MSB with the following podium finishes. The shorter sprints are in particular very tough to get on the podium with up to four races in some age groups:

Age Event Medal Athlete
U10B 60m Bronze Alex Finn
U14B 60m Silver Oisin Tebite
U15B 60m Silver Nkem Onwumereh
U18G 400m Silver Molly Brown
U18G 400m Bronze Rebecca Ward

Field

The field events continue to grow at MSB as can be seen by the results below:

Age Event Medal Athlete
U13B High Jump Bronze Ethan Monahan
U14B Shot Put Silver Louie Woodger
U14B Shot Put Gold Oisin Tebite
U14B High Jump Gold Oisin Tebite
U14B Long Jump Gold Oisin Tebite
U14B 60mH Gold Oisin Tebite
U15B Long Jump Bronze Nkem Onwumereh
U16B Long Jump Silver Finn Woodger
U16B High Jump Bronze Finn Woodger
U18B High Jump Silver Sean White-Mullen

Middle Distance

As usual, the middle distance events were the strongest for MSB with almost a medal in every age category. There were many great performances with many of our MSB athletes reaching their respective finals.

The following athletes achieved a podium position:

Age Event Medal Athlete
U10G 500m Bronze Isla O'Dwyer
U10B 500m Bronze Cillan Flynn
U11B 600m Silver Zak Murphy
U11G 600m Gold Emily Bolton
U12B 600m Bronze Noah McCarthy
U13B 600m Gold Thomas Bolton
U14G 800m Gold Aoife Brown
U14G 800m Silver Gara Williams
U15G 800m Gold Sadhbh Mohan
U15G 800m Bronze Viviana McCann
U16B 800m Bronze Finn Woodger
U17B 800m Bronze Robert Rebegea
U18G 800m Gold Molly Brown
U18G 1500m Gold Aisling Mohan
U19B 800m Bronze Mark O'Connor

The U14G 800m final was particularly notable with half of the 12 qualified athletes coming from MSB.

National Indoor Championships Qualifiers

As well as the above podium places (U12 abd above), well done to the following athletes who finished in 4th place and thus qualified for the National Juvenile Indoor Championships in March:

Age Event Place Athlete
U12B Long Jump 4th Eoin Casey
U13B Shot Put 4th Ethan Monahan
U14G 800m 4th Zoe Coquart
U16B 1500m 4th Scott Fagan
U19B 1500m 4th David Troy

Oisin Tebite was the athlete of the meet gaining four Golds and two Silvers in the six events he entered which is an incredible achievement.

Special mentions for both Mark O'Connor and Sean White-Mullen who look to have broken the magical 2-minute barrier in the 800m.

Thanks very much to all the coaches for their time given to prepare all the athletes, parents for bringing the athletes and remaining patient in the long sessions and the volunteers/officials without whose help these events would not take place.

And special thanks to Caoilinn Mohan for her great photographs from the four days.