Weekend Review


The 4x200m team of Aoife Lynch, Kate Doherty, Sarah Quinn, and Sophie Becker produced an ultra-smooth performance when it mattered to cross the line in second place in a new national record time of 1:35.93.  Poland took first place in 1:34.98 (NR), with Ecuador 1:36.86 (SB) back in third.

The mixed 4x400m team of Chris O'Donnell, Phil Healy, Sharlene Mawdsley, and Andrew Mellon finished in 7th place in their respective final, having already secured the main objective which was Olympic qualification in the heats.

All four athletes gave their everything to come home in 3.20.26. The squad will have gained valuable championship experience as the team now builds towards Tokyo.

The Irish Women’s 4 x 100m team of Sarah Lavin, Sarah Quinn, Kate Doherty, and Molly Scott also impressed and secured 10th place overall. The team finished 4th in heat 2, with the time of 44.53 just short of seeing them progress to the final. The performance did however secure a place at next year's World Championships in Oregon.

The 44.53 time was just 0.3 off Olympic qualification, but the team can still secure one of the few remaining Olympic spots by time over the coming months.

Laura Mooney has set a new Irish U20 5,000m record at the Virginia Grand Prix in Charlottesville.

The Tullamore Harriers AC athlete clocked a superb 16:19.43 while competing for Providence College to smash the previous record of 16:19.80 which was set by Sarah Collins in 2013

This comes on the back of an Irish Junior 400m indoor record in February, and an Irish Junior 200m record in April.

The time was just 0.1s off Phil Healy’s Irish record and would move the Tallagh AC athlete to second on the Irish all-time list. Adeleke followed up the performance with a 100m PB of 11.57 (+0.2)

  • Stephanie Cotter continued her good form Stateside with an impressive victory over 1500m at the RMAC Championships.

WEST Muskerry athlete Stephanie Cotter, who is on scholarship at Adams State University in Colorado, continued her good form Stateside with an impressive victory over 1500m at the RMAC Championships (4:37.79).

  • Aoibhe Richardson secured a 5,000 m PB (15:43) to move into the Irish all-time top 20. The performance follows closely on from her recent 10,000 and 1500m PBs earlier this season.
  • Eric Favours secured a new PB while in action for South Carolina in Jacksonville: New Shot Put PB 19.34.
  • Shane Bracken ran a two second PB at the North Florida Invitational late last week in 3:41:53 for 1500m.
  • Aoibhe Richardson clocked a 5000m PB at the West Coast Relays in 15:43:58.
  • Alanna Lally broke her own school-best mark in the 800m Friday afternoon at the UNF Invite.  Lally ran a 2:04.62 in the 800m for fifth place to break her previous school record of 2:05.50 in the event. Lally's mark currently ranks first in the American Athletic Conference, beating the second-best time by three seconds.

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