Lara O’Byrne (Donore Harriers A.C.) was crowned national senior indoor combined event champion for 2024 on Sunday at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Abbotstown, Dublin.
O’Byrne took gold in what was an exciting Pentathlon competition. The 23-year-old from Dublin was trailing Laura Frawley (Nenagh Olympic A.C.) going into the final event, the 800m, but her 2.31.24 finishing time was enough to catapult her to the top of the podium.
Ultimately she had in excess of one hundred points to spare on Frawley as she finished with 3499 points. Laura Frey (Lagan Valley A.C.) won bronze.
Brynja Brynjarsdottir (City of Lisburn A.C.) just edged out Ashleigh McArdle (Lifford Strabane A.C.) for gold in the Women’s U20 Pentathlon. Alison Dempsey (Naas A.C.) finished third.
Tara O’Connor (Dundalk St. Gerald’s A.C.) triumphed in the U18 Pentathlon, winning by over 500 points. O’Connor was particularly impressive in the High Jump where she cleared 1.77m, a European U18 qualifying standard.
Full results can be found here.