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Barr runs Worlds qualification time
26 Apr 2015 15:03
Irish 400m hurdle record holder Thomas Barr (Ferrybank AC) has made the qualifying time for the World Championship, running a time of 49.08 seconds at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational Meet in Florida.
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Barr’s time in the race on Friday was inside the required qualifying time of 49.50 for the IAAF World Track and Field Championships, which take place in Beijing in August.
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He now moves on to the the World Relay Championships, which take place in the Bahamas from 2-3 of May. Ireland have teams taking part in the men’s 4x400m and the women’s 4x100m events in the Bahamas.
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Also at the event in Florida, Brian Murphy (Crusaders AC) ran 47.51, Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers AC) 47.69, Richard Morrissey (Crusaders AC) 47.69 and Tim Crowe (Clonliffe Harriers AC) 48.33 in the 400m flat event.
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Phil Healy (Bandon AC) competed in the 100m and 200m events recording times of 11.78 and 24.72, respectively.
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Sarah Lavin (UCD AC) contested her 100m hurdles event, running a time of 14.00 and also ran in the 200m where she recorded a time of 25.16.
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Meanwhile, at the Thomond Games in Limerick the Irish junior women’s 4x100m relay team clocked a time of 46.17 seconds. The time was inside the qualifying standard of 46.20 for the European Junior Championships, which take place in Sweden in July.
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