KCH athlete, David McGeary, representing Kilkenny CBS, won first place in the national final of the senior schools combined events in Santry Stadium on Saturday.
David, who 10 days earlier won the Leinster combined events title with a score of 3,157 points, was in top form amassing a grand total of 3,348 points.
His performances in the requisite six events were as follows - hurdles 16.90; shot 9.15; long jump 6.03; high jump 1.65; 200m 24.40 and 800m 2.12.04.
In the intermediate girls event, Nessa Millet, Kilkenny College, battled all the way to secure the silver medal with 2,952 points.
In the same event, Catriona Twomey (KCH), representing the Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny, finished sixth with a very respectable 2,396 points.
St Senan’s Open
A very successful Open cross-country event was held in Kilmacow on Sunday when St Senan’s AC staged their annual meeting with races for all age groups from under-8 all the way up to Masters.
In the juvenile section West Waterford AC were the best overall club and so won the Fintan O’Sullivan Memorial Cup. St Senan’s were second club with St Joseph’s and Clonmel in joint third place.
Ciara Walsh, West Waterford AC, was the winner of the senior women’s race. St Joseph’s AC took the team prize. St Senan’s were second place and Gowran third.
Frances Mullaly, St Joseph’s AC took first place in the veterans category.
In the senior men’s race Sean Tobin, Clonmel AC was the winner and Clonmel AC won the team prize with Gowran AC in second place and St Senan’s third.
St Senan’s athlete Sean Caulfield was the winner of the veterans prize.