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Mulcaire sets Irish 5000m jr record
17 May 2015 19:07
Kevin Mulcaire (Ennis Track) produced a new Irish junior 5000m record when finishing second in 14:02.30 at the Trafford BMC Grand Prix meet last night.
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The record was held by Olympic silver medallist John Treacy and has stood for 40 years (14:04.6).
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Speaking to former president of Athletics Ireland Liam Hennessy, Treacy said; “Excellent running by Kevin. I am delighted to see that record go after so many years - it was time it was broken.”
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The race was won with Andrew Heyes (GB) in 14:01.30 with Irish senior international athlete Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders) third in 14:11.09
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Foster close to her Irish 100m record At the NTC Pure Athletics Sprint meet in Clermont, Florida, Amy Foster (City of Lisburn) opened her season with 11.41 (+0.7) over 100m, just one hundredth off her Irish record held jointly with Ailis McSweeney.
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While in the 200m her time of 23.55 was one of her quickest over the distance with wind reading just over the legal limit (+2.1).
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Everard Showing Form Ciara Everard (UCD AC) finished fourth in the 800m in 2:03.24 at the BMC Grand Prix in Stretford, her second fastest outdoor time with Claire Tarplee was seventh in 2:11.74
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GloHealth AAI Games At the GloHealth AAI Games Youth athlete Michaela Walsh (Swinford AC) was a class apart in the women’s hammer event as she launched out to an impressive 58.87m.
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The mark for Walsh was comfortable over the required distance of 56m for the IAAF World Youth Championships which takes place in Columbia from the 15-19 July.
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Times in the sprint events were affected by the strong headwind with Marcus Lawler (St Laurence O’Toole AC) and Steffi Creaner (Celtic DCH) winning their 200m races in 21.79 (-1.9) and 24.53 (-4.2).
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The later 100m races saw Stephen Gaffney (Rathfarnham WSAF) win the men’s race in 10.92 (-2.1) and Sarah Murray (Fingallians AC) taking the women’s race in 12.14 (-1.9).
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There was a clear cut win for Harry Purcell (Trim AC) in the 800m as he stormed clear over the last 100m to win in a time of 1.52.17. Maryann O’Sullivan (St Abbans AC) ran a personal best of 4.30.66 to win the women’s 1500m as Kevin Kelly (St Cocas AC) won a tight men’s 1,500m in 3.54.39.
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European Cup of Race Walking Alex Wright finished 15th (1:23:35), just five seconds off the IAAF world standard with Brendan Boyce 27th (1:26:47) in the 20km walk at the European Cup of Race Walking in Murcia, Spain today.
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