DkIT students make more athletics history in Maynooth

Members of the DkIT Athletics Club pictured in Maynooth recently
DkIT Athletics Club continued their history making ways when they entered a men’s team into the IUAA Road Relay Championships in NUI Maynooth on Saturday November 23.

DkIT Athletics Club continued their history making ways when they entered a men’s team into the IUAA Road Relay Championships in NUI Maynooth on Saturday November 23.

The team consisted of a unique blend of older, more experienced athletes like Stephen Mulholland and younger, international athletes like Laurent Lara, originally from Montpellier in France, who was participating in his first ever inter-varsity athletics competition.

Split times as follows - Kieron Breagy (Ardee & District AC) (1 mile) 5:45.00, 5:45.00 ; Niall Fergus (North East Runners) (2 mile) 11:23.00, 17:08.00; Stephen Mulholland (North East Runners) (3 mile) 16:08.00, 33:16.00; Kieron Peters (Star of the Sea A.C) (2 mile) 10:11.00, 43:27.00; Laurent Lara (unattached) (1 mile) 5:35.00, 49:02.00.

DkIT placed 19th overall as a team in a race of 29 other scoring teams and an additional two non-scoring teams.

This was the first of the IUAA events this year, the next assignment will be the IUAA Indoor T&F in the fabulous AIT International Arena on Friday February 7.

In the meantime, an unique inter-varsity match between DKIT, IT Blanchardstown, IT Tallaght will take place on Wednesday December 11 in Tallaght.

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