Today was the last day of the Louth Juvenile Track & Field Championships and we would especially like to thank Athletics Louth for a fantastic 2021 Championship, we truly appreciate the massive effort that was taken to bring this competition, held over 5 days, safely to our athletes this year.
The rain held off this morning as we had the most fun with our youngest competitors, the U9, U10 and U11 year olds. They were simply wonderful and so supportive of each other. Competing for the first time were Frank Sands and Evie Corcoran. Both Frank and Evie put in a huge effort through the U9 60m heats and semi-finals coming in the top 8 of the 300m timed final, Long Jump and Turbo Javelin. Also competing for the first time having missed their first official competitive season due to last summer’s lock down were U10s Grace Noone, Rhona Keenan, Sean McCormack, Patrick Callan, Alfie O’Sullivan and Cian Fehily. Although missing out on a podium position these six athletes showed true grit and determination, running, jumping and throwing well to finish comfortably in their 60m, 500m, Long Jump and Turbo Javelin. Finishing the day were our U11s Jokubas Ruskys, Kristupas Ruskys, TomJoe McCormack and Luke Malone who performed bravely amongst a huge field of Louth competitors. TomJoe agonizingly just missed out on a podium position in the Long Jump and 60m final; Luke surprised himself and was delighted running though the heats to the 60m semi-finals and both Jokubas and Kristupas where outstanding in the long jump and 600m displaying some fantastic running, jumping and throwing with Jakubas throwing to 2nd place to take the silver in the Boys U11 Turbo Javelin. Well done to each and every one of you.