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Ella crowned champion as Harriers impress in Athlone.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Ella crowned champion as Harriers impress in Athlone. thumbnailElla Quinn (left), NI and Ulster U17 Indoor 1500m champion.

OMAGH Harrier athletes made the trip to the AIT Arena in Athlone for the NI and Ulster Indoor Championships with the highlight of the weekend being a very impressive run by young, talented athlete Ella Quinn who was crowned NI and Ulster Indoor U17 1500m champion.

Ella competed in the U17 1500m and was racing alongside the U18 and U19 girls, and had a good inside lane from the gun and the race began slowly with no one wanting to make the first move.

It was a very tactical race and after 400m the pace picked up and Ella kept up with the lead pack. With 600m to go Ella stepped it up a gear and kicked for the finish to cross the line as NI and Ulster Champion.

Another fine display came from Cassie Lagan who had podium finishes in both the Girls U18 800m and 1500m. Having had a great run over the 1500m to win the bronze medal Cassie stepped back on the track less than three hours later to win her second medal of the championship to take silver.

Aine Quinn and Lucy Quinn competed in the U13 and U15 Girls 60m respectively and both girls did themselves and their club proud by running fantastic to get through in the heats of the 60m and showed that they too can compete at the highest level.

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