Exciting Weekend for Irish Athletes

Monday, January 30th, 2012

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It has been a hectic weekend for Irish athletes in competition in the US. David McCarthy won a stunning mile race at the Terrier Invitational setting a huge Personal Best of 3:55.75 minutes. McCarthy has shown a return to form in recent weeks and looks set for a strong indoor season in the US Collegiate NCAA championships.

After his Boston triumph McCarthy said in a Flotrack interview “I feel strong - I feel fast”.

“Its been so hard over the past couple of years because you have such a passion for the sport you get frustrated when you’re training so hard” he said speaking about the sickness and injuries he encountered over the past couple if years. “It’s the passion and love of the sport that keeps you in it” he said, “and for days like today it’s worth it”

His time is a new New England record as well as a stadium record. More surprisingly, considering the athletes who have competed for Providence College, it is a new school record, bettering Andy Keith’s 1994 best of 3:56.29.Fellow Providence team mate Shane Quinn (Ferrybank AC) smashed his PB for 3,000m with a time of 8:06.3.

John Coghlan was 3rd in the same race and also dipped under the 4 minute barrier with 3:59.32 minutes and in doing do his father Eamon and himself have become the first Irish father and son duo to break the magical 4 minute barrier. Coghlan will next compete in the Millrose Games as part of a strong DCU Medley Relay team that also includes Mark English and European U23 medallist Brian Gregan.

Irish Inter county cross country winner Sara Louise Treacy (Moynalvy AC) showed her liking for the track with a 2:11.14 effort in Cardiff for a new indoor 800m PB.

At the same meet Ruairi Finnegan (Letterkenny AC) smashed his indoor PB for 1,500m with a time of 3:48.65, just three hundredths of a second ahead of Joe Warne (Dohenys AC).

Athletics Victoria Shield Programme 1 - 28/01/2012 Ballarat, Australia
800 Meter Run
1 Birmingham, Collis AUS 1:49.36
2 Robinson, Paul IRL 1:49.75
3 McCormick, Nick GB 1:51.02
4 Vernon, Andrew GB 1:55.28
5 Davies, Jack 1:56.22
6 Sullivan, Laiton 1:59.29
7 Norman, Ryan 2:00.53

Bill Bergan Invitational Ames, Iowa 28/1
Women’s 60m Hurdles
Finals:
1. Latham, Deanna FR-1 Wisconsin 8.65
2. Murphy, Mairead SR-4 Kansas State 8.66
3. Farley, Richelle JR-3 Kansas State 8.68

BILL BERGAN MULTI EVENTS MEET - 1/26/2012 to 1/27/2012
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
Women Indoor Pentathlon
Points 60H HJ SP LJ 800
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1 Krais, Ryann 8.60 1.71m 11.85m 5.40m 2:15.21
Kansas State University 5-07.25 38-10.5 17-08.75
Team Points: 10 4074 (995) (867) (651) (671) (890)
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2 Murphy, Mairead 8.65 1.65m 11.29m 5.48m 2:20.94
Kansas State University 5-05 37-00.5 17-11.75
Team Points: 8 3898 (984) (795) (614) (694) (811)
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3 Twiss, Erica 8.69 1.65m 9.46m 5.64m 2:20.29
Kansas State University 5-05 31-00.5 18-06
Team Points: 6 3826 (976) (795) (494) (741) (820)

ASU Invitational Jonesboro, ArkansasWomen 3000 Meter
1 Slekis, Stefanie Unattached 9:27.70
2 Ross, Fionnuala McNeese State 10:06.33
3 Talbot, Amy McNeese State 10:17.23
4 Parcells, Rexi Arkansas State 10:26.44

Celtic Indoor Cup and U20 International N.I.A.C. Cardiff
Senior men 1500m
1 Stephen DAVIES Wales 03:44.19
2 Adam BITCHELL Cardiff Metropolitan Uni 03:48.48
3 Stuart ORR Scotland 03:52.81
1 Rauri FINNEGAN Ireland Guest 03:48.65
2 Joel WARNE Ireland Guest 03:48.68
3 Ieuan THOMAS SM Guest 03:50.58
4 Mike KESHAW UWIC Guest 03:53.23

Senior Women 800m
1 Kathryn EVANS Scotland 02:08.67
2 Chloe ANDERSON Cardiff Metropolitan Uni 02:12.31
3 Julia COOKE Wales 02:14.58
1 Sara TRACEY Ireland Guest 02:11.14 (2:13.05)

Guest Men 800m
1 Danny MOONEY Ireland Guest 01:52.07
2 Jordan BRANSBERG England U20 Guest 01:52.56
3 Andrew DE-CHAMPS SM Guest 01:53.55

London Games Info Lee Valley
400 SW
1 54.88 Laura Langowski Coventry
2 55.55 Harriet Pryke Manx/Loughborough Uni
3 57.03 Fiona O’Friel Ireland
4 57.15 Joceline Monteiro Chelmsford/Portugal

60H SM
1 7.88 Ben Reynolds Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow/North Down/McNeese
2 8.00 James Gladman Warrington/St. Helens Sutton
3 8.15 Peter Coghlan Ireland

60H SM
1 8.20 Tom Carey Shaftesbury Barnet/Southampton Uni/City of Derry/I

60H SM 2.2 (28 Jan)
1 8.06 Peter Coghlan Ireland

HJ SM
1 2.15 Matthew Roberts Newham & Essex Beagles/Uni Arts, London
2 2.10 Barry Pender St. Abbans/Ireland
3= 2.00 Simon Phelan Newham & Essex Beagles/Birmingham Uni

LJ SW
1 5.70 Mary McLoone Tír Conaill/Ireland
2 5.70 Shakira Whight Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow/Brunel Uni


Meeting International de Bordeaux

400m - Salle/TCF INTERNATIONAL (20/01/2012) Finale directe 2
1 MAGI Maris (Est) SEF / 53”98
2 VORONENKOVA Yekateri (Rus) SEF / 54”20
3 BARTONICKOVA Jitka (Cze) SEF / 54”89
4 CANNON Shauna (Irl) SEF / 58”69

Joe Donahue Indoor Games Boston, MA
Men 1 Mile
1 Cooper, Kevin Brown 4:12.49
2 Schurz, Anthony Brown 4:12.63
3 Bennatan, Tim Connecticut 4:14.82

Metropolitan Championships (Indoor) New York, N.Y.
Men 5,000m
1. Byrne, Jake FR-1 Iona 14:51.72
2. Saad, Julian JR-3 Fordham 14:52.59
3. Spector, Zachary SR-4 Wagner 15:08.83

Men Pole Vault
1. Wyckoff, Chris JR-3 Rutgers 4.95m
2. McGovern, Brian JR-3 Manhattan 4.95m
3.90 4.05 4.20 4.35 4.50 4.65 4.80 4.95 5.10
P P P P P XO XO XXO XXX
3. Gray, Pat JR-3 Rutgers 4.65m

Men Shot
1 Quirke, Colin JR-3 Manhattan 17.37m
2 Plummer, James JR-3 Rutgers 16.51m
3 Ahmed, Zacharia JR-3 Fairleigh Dickinson 16.24m

Weight Throw
1 Ewald, Roman SR-4 Manhattan 17.77m
2 Guerra, Arthur SO-2 So. Conn. St. 15.78m
3 Plummer, James JR-3 Rutgers 15.61m
4 Papazov, Anastas FR-1 Manhattan 15.09m
5 Whitfield, Bentley SO-2 St. Peter’s 15.01m
6 Brentnall, Edward FR-1 Manhattan 14.86m
7 Quirke, Colin JR-3 Manhattan 14.64m

Women 3,000m
1. Foland, Aryn FR-1 Columbia 10:00.99
2. Calvino, Lauren FR-1 Iona 10:02.54
3. Lunny, Erin SR-4 Fordham 10:06.86
4. McCarthy, Lorraine JR-3 Stony Brook 10:07.52
5. Cohen, Barrie FR-1 Rutgers 10:15.59

Razorback Invitational Fayetteville, Ark.
800m Run Division 2 #1
1. Sowinski, Erik SR-4 Iowa 1:48.58
2. Rono, Patrick FR-1 Arkansas 1:48.75
3. Gibson, Darrin JR-3 Florida State 1:48.78
4. Phillips, Duncan SR-4 Arkansas 1:48.79
5. Lieghio, Anthony JR-3 Arkansas 1:49.01
6. Hassan, Abdi SR-4 Arizona 1:49.31
7. Legesse, Frezer JR-3 Oklahoma 1:49.76

1 Mile Run #2
1. Holmes, Nick JR-3 Iowa 4:12.75
2. McElroy, Matt SO-2 Oklahoma State 4:15.12
3. Flynn, David JR-3 Arkansas 4:15.43
4. Wills, Zach FR-1 Oklahoma State 4:15.66
5. Casey, Tommy FR-1 Oklahoma State 4:17.86
6. del Valle, AJ FR-1 Florida State 4:18.77
7. Joseph, Raymond Unattached 4:18.85
8. Monaghan, Taylor JR-3 Oklahoma State 4:19.66

Terrier Invitational Boston, Mass.
Men 800 #1
1. Gagnon, Brian New Jersey-New York Track Club 1:48.55
2. Emrani, Dustin New Jersey-New York Track Club 1:48.86
3. James, Jamaal New Jersey-New York Track Club 1:49.08
4. Najem, Peter BAA 1:50.44
5. Ross, Stuart FR-1 Boston U. 1:51.10
6. Walsh, Aidan NYAC 1:52.15
7. Wesh, Greg JR-3 Rider 1:52.71
8. Reid, Nicholas New Jersey-New York Track Club 1:53.97

Men Mile #1
1. McCarthy, David SR-4 Providence 3:55.75
2. Ritchie, Tim BAA 3:58.49
3. Coghlan, John Unattached 3:59.32
4. Gonzalez, Christian NJ-NY Track Club 3:59.98
5. Matthews, Julian SR-4 Providence 4:02.08
6. Bleday, John SO-2 Dartmouth 4:04.02

Flotrack race video

Flotrack interview with David McCarthy

Flotrack interview with John Coghlan

Men 3000 M
Section 1
1 Korir, Leonard Iona 7:54.59
2 van Ingen, Erik Binghamton 7:56.21
3 Goose, Mitch Iona 7:58.11
4 Harvey, Brian Baa 7:59.76
5 Proctor, David Unattached 8:02.24
6 Lowry, Dan Brown 8:02.40
7 Bayley, Matt Iona 8:04.59
8 Ritchie, Tim Baa 8:05.48
9 Quinn, Shane Providence 8:06.73
10 Rop, Glarius American Int’l 8:09.39

Women 1000 #1
1. Breagy, Siobhan SR-4 Rhode Island 2:49.48
2. Kayali, Nihal JR-3 Yale 2:49.67
3. Malone, Molly FR-1 Syracuse 2:50.49

Women 3000 #2
1. FfrenchO’Carroll, Charlotte JR-3 Providence 9:40.66
2. Garcia, Heather SR-4 Boston College 9:47.77
3. Kennedy, Laura New Balance Boston 9:48.85
4. Dromgoole, Erin New Balance Boston 9:49.46

Rod McCravy Memorial - Lexington,KY
Women 3000 Meter
1 White, Jordan JR Vanderbilt 9:37.06
2 Wagner, Meredith SO Ohio State 9:43.44
3 Brink, Victoria SO Ohio State 9:46.31
4 Finn, Michelle SR Western KY 9:46.78
5 Waites, Logan SR Mississippi 9:48.47
6 Kapkiai, Lucy FR Mid. TN St. 9:49.37

Birmingham Invitational and Multis - 1/25 - 1/26 Birmingham, AL
Men 3000 Meter
1 Stabler, Sam FR Lamar 8:18.64
2 Poncelet, Valentin SO Georgia St. 8:19.73
3 Johnsen, Matt JR Lamar 8:25.25
4 Creech, Ryan FR Lamar 8:34.10
5 Valentine, John FR Ms. State 8:34.38
6 McIllece, Robert FR Ms. State 8:45.97

Men 1 Mile
1 Wade, Joe SR Lamar 4:09.32
2 Adams, Connor FR Miami 4:13.37
3 Bousquet, Julien SR Southern Miss 4:15.38
4 White, Ramsey JR Samford 4:20.37
5 Wilson, Matthew JR Miami 4:21.85
6 Ellwood, Stephen JR Emory 4:22.83
7 Dela Garza, Alex SO Lamar 4:23.59
8 Fontaine, Luke SO Miami 4:24.92
9 Jones, Chris SO Lamar 4:25.24
10 Wilson, Ronny FR S. Alabama 4:28.10

Texas A&M Challenge - College Station, TX
Men Weight Throw
1 Jeremy Postin JR Florida 20.04m
2 Casey Strong JR Texas A&M 18.63m
3 Cole Knuth SR Texas A&M 18.48m
4 Drew Thomas JR Tennessee 18.01m
5 Greg Skipper FR Oregon 17.09m
5 Landon Hartwick JR Texas A&M 17.09m
7 Killian Barry FR Texas Tech 16.66m
15.77m FOUL 16.66m FOUL 16.45m 16.11m
8 Kole Weldon FR Texas Tech 16.56m

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