DCU Business School students played an imperative role in the success of DCU’s Athletics team in the IUAA Indoors in Athlone on February 10th.  DCU athletes set 5 new indoor club records on the day and in doing so, retained both the men and women’s team titles. The Men’s squad have now won 11 overall team titles in a row, while the women’s squad secured their 10th successive team title. 

Victories on the day included Sarah Mc Carthy (AF 2016) who won the long jump with a leap of  5.87m  and followed this on with a strong run to secure second place in the 200m with a time of 24.20 seconds. Cliodhna Manning (AF3) placed a fine second in the women’s 60m while Catherine Mc Manus (MINT 2014, MMK 2016) won the 60mH in a time of 8.52secs and recorded the two fastest 400m times of the day (55.57 PB, 56.15) to bring home top points for DCU. The Women’s team won a total of 19 medals, two more than last year, with 6 Gold, 9 Silver and 4 Bronze!

On the mens side, Oisin Taylor (AF 2015, Msc Accounting 2016) placed 1st in the triple jump with 13.87m and Joe Mooney (AF1) achieved silver in the 2000m Walk. The Men’s team won 17 medals (itself a new club record) with 5 Gold, 6 Silver and 6 Bronze on a magnificent day for DCU athletics!

Further DCU Business School students in action on the day included Grainne Moynihan (BS4) in the 400m, Eoin Doherty (AMPS1) in the 60m and Sean Lawlor (AMPS1) in the 200m. 

At the end of a long day of competitions, the Women’s team of DCU (118 points) won from UL (82 points) and AIT (40 points) while in the Men’s overall; DCU with 109 points won from UL (68 points) and QUB (35 points).  This was one of the best team performances over the past 10 years and despite losing a number of top class athletes (due to injuries) in the lead up these championships, the team’s understudies more than rose to the occasion.  

Check out www.iuaa.org  for full results and re-watch the action on YouTube here. 

(Pictured: Left, Cliodhna Manning, AF3. Photo by Kevin Clancy)

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