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UTSA inks Irish national champion Finn O’Neill

by Michael Stambaugh

SAN ANTONIO — UTSA Director Track & Field/Cross Country Aaron Fox on Thursday announced that the program has signed Irish national champion Finn O’Neill. The multi-eventer from the Parish of Faughanvale, Northern Ireland, will join the Roadrunners beginning with the 2024-25 season.  

“We’re excited about signing Finn O’Neill and welcoming him to the Roadrunner family,” Fox said. “He’s a talented and skilled athlete who has only scratched the surface of what he can accomplish in the multis. We can’t wait to help him reach all his academic and athletic goals here at UTSA.”  

O’Neill set the Irish U18 decathlon record with 6,838 points while winning the 2022 England U18 Championships in Bedford. He also struck gold that year at the Somerset Schools & County Championships with 6,586 points and was a qualifier for the European U18 Championships.  

A year later, O’Neill secured the silver medal in the decathlon at the England U20 Championships with a score of 6,764 points in Manchester. He improved his season best with a third-place tally of 6,794 at the U20 Meeting Internacional de Arona de Pruebas Combinadas in Spain.