Day 4 Meath Track and Field Championship -Hurdles

Day 4 Meath Track and Field Championship -Hurdles

It was The Hurdlers turn to pound the tartan in the bid for county titles on Saturday 12th May 2018 in Claremont Stadium, Navan. Dunboyne AC had a mere three athletes in actions, but the club got a good return from these specialised athletes as all three took home medals.

First up from the Club was the ever improving Kate Griffin who seems to be taking to this athletic discipline as she lined out in the under 15 80m hurdles. Kate who normally explodes from the blocks had an in-different start and left herself with a lot of work to do. Kate dug deep and regained her composure to force her way to field and earn a place on podium. Kate performance deserved more than the bronze she came away with, but with her usual explosive start to kick in, all bodes well for the Leinsters.

It was a maiden race for Rachael Norman over the distance hurdles as she lined up beside some formidable opposition in the under 15 250m hurdles. Rachael looked nervous through out the race but her potential came to the fore as she claimed gold in the Meath Championships and came home second in the open competition ( which saw athletes from as far Laois and Leitrim). With a bit of fine tuning Rachael is in a healthy place going into her provincial competition.

Last up on the sunny Saturday was Victoria Knox who has progressed through the various age groups up to the energy draining under 17 300m hurdles . In the outer lane Vicky ran an aggressive race, taking the race to her multi county opposition. It was another Meath title for Victoria and a fall at the final hurdle was costly as she came home third overall. Again this race was a tester for the Leinsters and coaches ate happy with where this athlete is at for the time if season, especially with the quick scramble back to her feet and dash to the line.

Well done girls.

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