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Reynolds hits Euro standard and youth records tumble


Reynolds hits Euro standard and youth records tumble

Ben Reynolds (North Down) highlighted the Irish Life Health AAI Games with a European Indoor standard in the 60m hurdles alongside two Irish youth 3,000m records in Abbotstown today (February 5th).

Reynolds clocked 7.77 seconds in his second race of the day to edge under the required 7.80 for the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade on March 3-5. Gerard O’Donnell (Carrick on Shannon) beat him earlier in the day clocking 7.88 in a high quality line-up. Full results of the day are HERE

Youth 3,000m records

There was star quality in the 3,000m races with youth shining through. 16-year-old Amy Rose Farrell (Blackrock) won the women’s 3,000m in 9:35.07 which was a new Irish youth record and a European U20 qualifying standard for this summer. Bantry’s Darragh McElhinney may have finished second in the men’s 3,000m but was no less impressive with an Irish Youth record of 8:18.88. This also erased John Treacy’s outdoor youth record. William Maunsell (Clonmel) won with a front-running 8:16.65.

Phil Healy (Bandon) won a close women’s 400m ahead of Sinead Denny (DSD) in 53.92 to 53.96. Kerry O’Flaherty (Newcastle) overtook long-time leader Emma Mitchell (Queens) in the final laps of the women’s 1500m to win in 4:16.04 to 4:17.42.

John Travers (Donore Harriers) won the men’s 1500m in 3:46.74 to outkick Kieran Kelly (Raheny Shamrock) who ran a club record of 3:47.63.

Kelly's Donegal record in the shot

John Kelly (Finn Valley) scored a Donegal record in the men’s shot put with 17.49m – a European U23 B standard and just one centimetre off an A standard. Adam McMullen (Crusaders) won the men’s long jump with 7.48m while Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley) jumped an Irish Youth record of 1.80m in the high jump. Saragh Buggy (St Abban’s) was just shy of 13m winning the women’s triple jump in 12.96m – an indoor personal best.

Pollock posts world qualifier

Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders) was in good form in Japan with a marathon personal best of 2:15:30 and a qualifying time for the World Championships in London in August.

European Clubs Cross Country

Ireland’s leading cross country clubs were in action at the European Clubs Cross Country Championships in Albufeira, Portugal with Rio Olympian Mick Clohisey finishing 10th in the senior men’s race leading his club Raheny Shamrock to a 12th place finish.

Maria McCambridge (DSD) was first home in the senior women’s in 25th guiding DSD to 6th. Sophie Murphy (DSD) finished 5th in the U20 race with DSD finishing fourth. Adam O’Brien (Clonliffe Harriers) finished 18th in the U20 men’s race.

John Treacy 10

The John Treacy Dungarvan 10 mile took place in Waterford today with Alan O’Shea (Bantry) first across the line in 50:54 with Siobhan O’Doherty (Borrisokane) first woman home in 57:31.

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