Finn Valley AC duo John Kelly and Sommer Lecky were both crowned Irish Champions at the National Senior Track & Field Championships in Santry today.
Kelly threw a Championship record throw of 19.25m to win the Men’s Shot Put from Irish record holder Eric Favors who threw 18.74, while John’s brother James was also on the podium, finishing third with a best of 16.47.
Meanwhile, their club mate Sommer Lecky regained her High Jump crown at the Morton Stadium, clearing 1.79m, with Philippa Rogan making 1.76m.
Mark English and Oisín Ó Gailin qualified from their heats in the 800m and 1500m respectively and will compete in the finals tomorrow.
English was fastest in his heat with a 1:55.42, but was second fastest overall behind Rocco Zaman-Browne who won his heat in 1:55.28.
O Gailin was third in his heat and third fastest overall, completing the 1500m in 3:51.19 less than half a second off the winner Luke McCann.
Meanwhile, Lifford-Strabane’s Brendan O’Donnell was 2nd in the Hammer with a throw of 61.07m, while Cormac O’Donnell was 6th with a best of 44.94.
Adrienne Gallen was 4th in the Women’s event with a best of 48.75, while Cora Burns and Una O’Donnell were 8th and 9th, with throws of 37.62 and 35.68.
Geraldine Stewart was 8th in the Shot Put as she threw 10.66.
Letterkenny AC athlete Nikita Burke was 5th in the Women’s 5000m with a time of 16:43, and Tír Chonaill AC’s Lucy McGlynn was an agonising 4th in the 100m hurdles, finishing in 15.04.