After a magnificent Day 1 performance, Laois athletes maintained their success into Day 2 in glorious sunshine in Tullamore on Sunday at the Leinster Track & Field finals.
The throwers were in fine form. Daniel Puslednik of Mountmellick AC won bronze in U-18 Javelin, as did Shane Buggy (St Abban’s) in U-14 Shot Putt. Sarah Graham (St Abban’s) won gold in U-16 Discus, and her clubmate Nicole Keogh Dowling followed up with gold in U-19 Discus.
Aoife Daly (Emo-Rath) won silver in U-18 Triple Jump, and her clubmate Eoin Keenan continued his recent run of great form by winning joint gold in U-18 High Jump.
On the track, Niall Bracken (Mountmellick AC) took his inspiration from Thomas Barr, and was pipped on the line in U-19 400m hurdles, winning his first Leinster silver medal.
Adam Holden (Mountmellick AC) won bronze in U-18 Steeplechase, and Cathal Connaughton (Oughaval AC) improved his 1500m PB by four seconds to take bronze in the U-17 race.
Amy Walsh (Portlaoise AC) signed off her Leinster Juvenile Track & Field career, by winning Gold in the U-19 steeplechase.