Collins wins national title for Finn Valley

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.

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