Leinster School Title for Dixon

By ben :: Posted February 21, 2024

Leinster School Title for Dixon

Tallaght Athletic clubs Cormac Dixon won the senior 6000m title at the Leinster Schools Cross Country Championships in the Phoenix Park last week. Representing HFCS, Rathcoole, the talented athlete matched strides with a group of 5 athletes who broke away early from the main body of runners until the final 1500m where himself, Noah Harris (ETSS Wicklow) and Billy Coogan (Kilkenny CBS) increased the pace and battled it out in the final stages with Cormac Dixon crossing the line victoriously in 18:35 with 4 seconds to spare over Noah Harris in second and Billy Coogan 3rd in 18:46.A person standing in a field with a flag

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Later that evening, at the National Indoor Arena in Abbostown, Gabriella Azeez, Olivia Groome and Anita Carruth recorded times of 8.61 and 8.77, and 9.21 respectively in the 60m contests.

Last weekend saw Rashidat Adeleke break another of her own National records at the Millrose Games in New York where she recorded a time of 36.42 when finishing second in the 300m contest, while Jack Kelly (representing DCU) won bronze in the 800m with a time of 1:55.23, at the IUAA Championships in Abbotstown last Saturday where Godwin Mathias (TUD) finished 4th in the 400m final with a time of 50.92, and Carlota Malaga (TUD) recorded a time of 26.88 when 3rd in her 200m heat, and she also finished 4th in the 60m heat in 8.22.

Elsewhere, Stephen Sharpe recorded a time of 1:48.19 in the Barcelona Half Marathon last weekend, while John Ritchie recorded a time of 4:25.46 in the 50K Championships in Donadea.

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There will be lots of interest for the club at the National Senior Indoor Championships in Abbottstown this weekend where Israel Olatunde will be seeking to retain his 60m title and Sean Aigboboh, Joseph Ojewumi, and Simon Essuman will be aiming to join him in the final, while Cormac Dixon will toe the line in the heats of the 1500m, in his first ever Senior Championships, as will Carlota Meritxell Malaga Moran when she toes the line in the 60m heats.

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