Young Irish sprinters Anna Boyle and Ailis McSweeney have both qualified for tonight's 100 metres final at the World University Games in Izmir, Turkey.

The duo, both 22, emerged from this morning's semi-finals, with Leevale's McSweeney particularly impressive in winning the second semi in 11.65 seconds - the fastest of the qualifying times.

Ballymena and Antrim's Boyle, the Northern Ireland record holder, nabbed second in the first semi, clocking the same time, 11.75, as French winner Celine Thelamon.

Boyle has been drawn in lane eight for the final, with McSweeney, fourth at last month's Nationals, in six. National champion Tomas Coman notched second behind Jamaican Marvin Essor (46.45) to qualify for tomorrow night's 400m final.

The Moycarkey man clocked 46.64 to progress as the fourth fastest of the qualifiers, while injury forced European Indoor champion David Gillick out.

Elsewhere at the Atatürk Stadium, Elaine McCaffrey and Joanne Cuddihy bowed out of the 400m semi-final, with both finishing fifth in their heats. UCD medical student Cuddihy went half-a-second quicker in 54.91.