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Senior Track and Field Championships round-up

Updated: Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 20:00 | Comments

L to R: Annie Stafford, Kelly Proper and Karen Blaney
L to R: Annie Stafford, Kelly Proper and Karen Blaney

Kelly Proper completed the double on day one of the GloHealth Senior Track and Field Championships in Morton Stadium in retaining her Long Jump and 200m titles.

Ferrybank AC’s Proper started the day by taking the Long Jump title with a leap of 6.27m making it her seventh national title in this event.

The Waterford woman followed this up by taking the 200m title in 23.23secs into a -1.6 wind just off her personal best of 23.16 set in Germany last week.

Sarah Lavin (UCD AC), who ran a personal best in the heats of the 200m of 23.65, equalling the B standard for the European Championship, was second in 23.66.

Steffi Creaner (Dublin City Harriers) made an impressive return from injury to take third in 24.10. Proper will line up in the 100m and Lavin will line up in her specialist 100m Hurdles tomorrow.

There was a blanket finish in the Men’s 200m between David Hynes (Menapians AC) and Eanna Madden (Carrick-on-Shannon AC), both recording 21.42. Keith Doherty of Tallaght AC was third in 21.68. One of the race favourites, Craig Lynch, was disqualified for a false starti.

Joint winners David Hynes and Eanna Madden with their 200m gold medals

Fionnuala Britton (Kilcoole AC) was a clear winner in the 5000m with 15:39.40, fine preparation as she builds up towards the 10000m at the European Championships.

There was first national track titles for Michael Clohisey in the 10000m in 29:58.3 and Sarah Treacy (Dunboyne AC)  in the 3000m Steeplechase in a personal best of 9:59.75.

In the first event on the track, schoolgirl Sinead Burke (St Coca’s AC) won the 5k walk in 25:17.86

Field Events

In the women’s Pole Vault event Zoe Brown (Raheny Shamrock AC) took the title with a vault of 4.30m in the head-to-head with Tori Pena (Finn Valley AC) who cleared 4.20m.

Sean Breathnach (Galway City Harriers) secured his sixth national title in the Shot Put with 16.27m.

In the Men’s High Jump Liam Zamel-Paez (Clonliffe Harriers AC) won with 2.16m.

There was a fifth national title for Dennis Finnegan (Leevale) retaining his national title in the triple jump with a leap of 15.34m.

Cara Kennedy (Ferrybank AC) secured her fourth title in a row when winning the women’s hammer with a throw of 56.86m In the Javelin Anita Fitzgibbon won her fifth national title with a throw of 48.62m.

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