Sarah Collins, a 17-year-old in her final year at secondary school in Basle, Switzerland, represening Finn Valley, had a convincing and impressive win in the National junior cross country championiship at Santry on Sunday.
A relative newcomer to athletics, she pushed for home midway through the race to the surprise of the pre-race favourite from Dublin.
Sarah runs this weekend in the Swiss championship.
On Sunday she came home ahead of five Dundrum South Dublin AC runners. The first six home were
1 Sarah Mary Collins, Finn Valley A.C. 19.34
2 Cleirigh Buttner, Siofra, Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 20.00
3 Mc Carthy, Clare, Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 20.22
4 Ryan, Meghan, Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 21.33
5 Miles, Sarah, Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 21.33
6 Humphries, Sorcha, Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 21.37