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7 Golds, 4 Silvers and 2 Bronze was the Ballymena & Antrim medal haul from the Irish Juvenile Track & Field Championships. Leading the way in every sense, Joanna Mills claimed 3 Gold, with a Hurdles double and a Long Jump win. The Hurdles offered further success with Christine McMahon winning her 300m event, and Rebecca McAllister taking Bronze in the 100m variety. McMahon followed up with another Gold in the 800m.
Eimer Black was another distance runner to claim success, easilly winning the 3000m, while the Hannah Todd upheld sprint honours with a Triple Jump Gold and a 100m Silver. Other sprint Silvers were claimed by Deane Adams (100m) and Lauren Bell (400m), while Matthew Teggert took a Long Jump Silver, and Jenna Holmes rounded out the medals with a Shot Putt Bronze.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 08 July 2008 23:15)
Gareth Hill claimed his first national title with a commanding performance in the 1500m. Hill was one of 7 medal winners for Ballymena & Antrim at the Northern Ireland Track & field Championships. Dean Adams returned home with a silver and a bronze from the sprint events, with Paul Brizzel and Anna Boyle taking another 2 sprint medals.
Adding to the middle distance success, Jarleth Falls took a medal in the 5000m, while Sasha Hooks claimed a silver in the 1500m.
Ballymena & Antrim AC athletes had a successful weekend's competition at the Northern Ireland agegroup champioships, with 25 athletes securing qualification for the All Ireland Championships, witha totoal of 39 medals, including 22 Gold.
Last Updated (Friday, 13 June 2008 22:02)
Ballymena & Antrim once again returned from the Ballymena Ecos 5 laden with trophies, even if it was not quite the haul of previous years.
Jarleth Falls led from gun to tape, gradually dropping his challengers one-by-one until finally crossing the line 10sec clear of the field. Next up was Matt Wray, running despite a ladder related mishap, he still crossed the line in 14th. Ian Barrett in 21st and Sammy Millar in 34th completed the team, which was good enough for 3rd position in a strong team competition.
Pauline Thom just missed out on 2nd place overall, despite a strong sprint finish, but still collected the prize money for 3rd. With Doreen McKinnell just a few places and a little over 1 minute back, the ladies are looking for recruites to challenge for the team trophy themselves next year.
Last Updated (Thursday, 29 May 2008 22:00)