Thursday, March 11, 2010
Schools Cross Country Update.
This weekend Sligo Athletic club athletes head to Cork to represent their schools in various categories. In the Junior girls the Ursuline convent field a very strong team and are serious medal conteders, the team will be lead by North Sligo's Soracha Fallon and backed by Claire Stenson (Sligo AC), Orla Muvihill (Sligo AC), Clionagh McGowan (North Sligo) and Elann McCarthy (North Sligo). Also in the same race Sligo AC's Clare Conlon will be running solo but will gain support from her 2 other Sligo AC training buddies. In the intermediate boys, James McGeough (Sligo Grammer - pictured) will battle it out in the race of the day with Irelands brightest up and coming stars. A top 30 finish here for James would lay the sort of foundation for him for next years race to become a serious contender and also for this summers track and field. In both Senior races Sligo AC are very well represented with Anna Reddin (Sligo Grammer) & Rachel Kilgallon (Sligo Grammer) leading a strong Grammer Schools team to hopefully sneak a medal. A bit of a knee injury and a headcold has slightly interupted Anna's preparations but no doubt she will toe the line all guns blazing. And in the Senior boys race, after an excellent showing over 800m at our National senior Championships, Tommy Casey moves up to 6,500m to represent the Grammer. Tommy being the competitor that he is will be up there pushing the pace right from the outset.The Best of luck to all athletes taking part.