The Louth Senior Men’s and Women’s athletics teams made the long trip across the country to Sligo last Sunday to contest the second round of this year’s National League.
Three athletes from Dromiskin-based St Peter’s AC made a tremendous contribution to the overall points totals, as the county teams strove for qualification for next month’s Division One final.
Mark Rogers won no fewer than three individual events - the 110m Hurdles (17.39), 400m Hurdles (59.87) and High Jump (1.85m). Both his hurdles performances were new personal bests. He rounded off a great day by anchoring the Louth team to victory in the 4x400m relay (3:34.68).
Tom McGrane was in good form in the throwing events in Sligo, as he won the Hammer (17.63m) and finished 2nd in the Discus (19.25m).
Emily Rogers had a busy day across a range of events. She won the High Jump (1.60m), finished 3rd in the Hammer (16.20m) and came 6th in the 100m (15.41). For good measure she also ran the second leg for the Louth 4x100m relay team, which crossed the line in 5th place (1:00.11).
Meanwhile, closer to home, St Peter’s AC’s Liam Fussey was in action in the Dunleer AC Four Mile Road Race, in which he recorded a 32:30 clocking.