Small squad of Wexford athletes in action at low-key AAI Games

A quieter than expected AAI Indoor Games took place in Athlone earlier today, numbers no doubt depleted by the IUAA championships which was held the previous day.
Enniscorthy’s Blánaid Fogarty and Charlotte Stammers were 3rd (25.16 seconds) and 5th (27.84 seconds) in their respective 200 metres heats. Subsequently, Blánaid finished 2nd in the first round of the 60m heats (8.00 seconds), before going on to take a win in the next round (7.91).
Dannan Long (Enniscorthy), moving up from his favoured 200 metres, was second in 400m with a time of 52.09 seconds. Aaron Tierney Smith, formally Menapians and now with Clonliffe Harriers, won his 400m heat in 50.54 seconds. Clodagh Dunbar, another Wexford athlete who switched to Clonliffe, dipped under the minute mark in her 400 metres heat, running 59.23.
Sara Louise Carr (Menapians), who medaled in weight for distance at the recent national junior/under 23 championships, broke her pb four times in taking 3rd place in the same event with a best effort of 5.53m.
Pole vaulter Cara Morrissey (St. Laurence O’ Toole) and Aoibhin Ni Dhonaill (St. Abban’s) both cleared 2.80m behind winner Abbie O’Neill of Ballymena and Antrim. Cara took the runner-up spot on countback. This talented young lady has started the year in fine form and she will be hoping to raise the bar past the 3 metres mark in the coming months.