first_imgDonegal athletes excel at National Indoor Championships: A busy weekend with the priority the National Junior /u 23 indoor champs at Athlone IT.John Kelly has had a remarkable career to this point and today on the back of heavy training he got out to a winning 17.68m in the shot 5m ahead of his nearest rival and the Lyit student now has Scottish champs very much as his focus, a further study will indicate that this is 1m ahead of where he was at in 2014 at this time. Arlene Crossan had a pb 5.64m to win the long jump and the talented Loreto student really can go way out to 6m or therabouts if she continues to build relentlessly in this discipline . An indication of her all round ability a silver in 400m 59.02 and first things first nice to see her banging out a 58 low in the coming weeks . Liam Mc Devitt whose local connnection is with Kilcar born in England former professional soccer player now a student at St Marys University College , Twickenham . His debut in Irish competition netted a 51.12 400m u 23 silver but he has a sub 50 a few weeks ago so we look forward to his progress . Blathnaid Patton a bronze 10.82m triple medal but you would like to report a 11m plus return but it will come . Today top 3 reads 11.67,11.60 and Blathnaid 10.82m . Well done to Shannon Mc Laughlin who narrowly failed to Q for 400m final .Congrats to Mountcharles native Karl Griffin competing with Ucd a 800m u 23 victory .We reported a 4.35m pole vault clearance by Tori Pena in U S and Teresa Mc Gloin in the Raheny 5 mile 7th while refreshing to note a number of our young athletes in UUJ jumps meet important in view of the Ulster 12–19 champs in Magherafelt next weekend . A 5.67 long jump added to by a 1.65 high by Sommer Lecky but big shout out to coaches Niall and Paul Wilkinson for undertaking this competition with their athletes .Next weekend as related to its the Ulster underage Saturday/Sunday . 82 have been entered by Finn Valley ac and interest is at an all time high .   ATHLETICS NEWS: KARL GRIFFIN WINS 800M AT NATIONAL INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: January 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:athleticsNoticespicture specialSportlast_img