Healy scorches to 200m national record in Cork


Healy scorches to 200m national record in Cork

Phil Healy’s (Bandon) superlative season continued at the Cork City Sports last night where she scorched to a new national 200m record of 22.99 seconds.

Healy became the first Irish woman to break 23 seconds for the distance and eclipsed Sarah Reilly’s 17-year-old record of 23.02.

The Bandon bullet has been in scintillating form this year having also set a new national 100m record of 11.28 seconds earlier this summer. She will be competing in the 200m at the Irish Life Health nationals next week (July 28/29) to secure her place for the European Athletics Championships in Berlin (August 6th-12th).

Marcus Lawler (SLOT) and Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) were also in excellent form over the half lap distance.

Lawler was narrowly outside the Irish record of 20.30 when he sped a big new personal best of 20.40 seconds. Barr also recorded a big new personal best running 21.16 seconds.

The 67th Cork City Sports were an excellent showcase with the Morton Games coming up on Thursday (July 19th).

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