Published in Results on 2nd July 2015
Day 2 of the County Track and Field took place on Sunday 28th June at the Regional Sports Centre, Dangan. A small but very active Athenry AC team took home 15 medals, including a massive haul of 6 medals for Anne Lyng who only decided on the morning of competition she was going to compete. Anne took gold in 100m, 200, and 800m and silver in 400m, long jump and high jump. Yvonne Knight, who took a bit of persuading to compete ended up with 4 golds - 400m, LJ, discus and high jump. Yvonne does fantastic work with our juvenile athletes and hopefully this will be an inspiration to them - 'if coach can do it, so can they'. Valerie Glavin continues her return to form, proving that she can just run and run and run by finishing 11th in a 10 mile race in the morning (1hr20min) and then running 49 minutes for the 10,000m a few hours later. Iain Shaw continued with the throws, with the national masters still on his mind, taking gold in discus and weight throw. Distances were well down on Iain's PBs, although a broken toe is being blamed for this (Ed. Note: stop toe poking the cat out the back door so?).
Breakthrough performance of the day came from Brendan Egan, who only joined the club this week, in winning the senior mens 100m in 12.08s. Brendan has only just turned to sprinting in the past 6 weeks, and this was his first competitive sprinting endeavour. Following close on Brendans heals was Drew Davison, also making his sprint debut, finishing in 12.87 making it an Athenry AC 1-2 in the senior sprint.
Well done to all who took part, you served the club well and look forward to seeing you in Athlone in the spring.