Lucia scoops silver medal

Lucia Warnock, left, receives her silver medal.

Lucia Warnock, left, receives her silver medal.

Enniskillen Running Club’s (ERC) Lucia Warnock won silver in the U16 200m final at NI and Ulster Age Group Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Magherafelt on Sunday.

Warnock is better known as an 800m runner, but was unavailable to compete in this distance. The talented Tempo girl qualified by winning her heat with a time of 27.89. The final was one of the closest on the day with Warnock improving her time to take silver in 27.79, just one one-hundredth of a second behind the winner.
The result qualifies Warnock to take part in the All-Ireland Indoor track championships to be held in Athlone at the end of March.

There were plenty of other great results for Enniskillen Running Club junior athletes this past week.

The Fermanagh Secondary Schools Cross Country meet was held at the Necarne Estate in Irvinestown on 28th January. In a very strong performance Aoife Farrell won the third year girls event, running for Mount Lourdes (MLE). Alannah Leonard (St Aidan’s) took third place in the same race.

The second year girl’s race saw ERC athlete’s take the first and second spots. Bronagh Duffy (MLE) followed up her convincing win in the Fermanagh Cross Country event on the previous Saturday with another top spot followed by Laura McCaffrey (MLE) finishing a close second.

In the boy’s first year event, Oisin May (St Comhghall’s) had a very strong run and finished fifth and new recruit Daniel McDonnell (St Comhghall’s) finished 28th.
All of these athletes will be representing their schools in the upcoming Ulster E-Districts Cross Country Championships to be held on Wednesday 11th February at the Necarne Estate.


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