There was great success for two Laois athletes at the National Indoor Championships this weekend.
The St Abban’s duo of Barry Pender and Sarah Buggy won their respective events in some style in the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown.
This was a second straight title for Buggy in the Triple Jump after she won gold last year.
She reaffirmed her position as the number one female triple jumper in the country with a hop, skip and jump of 13.02m.
Some distance ahead of Lydia Mills from Queens University AC who came second following a jump of 11.17m.
Barry Pender saved the best for last for the crowd with a swashbuckling performance to win the men’s high jump.
The Killeshin native’s incredible leap of 2.24m brought a huge roar from the fans and sent them home happy.
He is now set to take part in a big Grand Prix in Athlone on Wednesday.
— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) February 18, 2018