Ireland's Ciara Mageean and Mark English have both progressed at the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow butPhil Healy failed to reach the 400m final.
Healy was in a tough field in the second semi-final, and made a strong start from lane two. She was in third place coming into the final 100m and, despite getting her feet tangled up with the Italian runner, she maintained her position at the finish line to finish in 53.65.
However, third place wasn't enough for the Cork woman, who had booked her spot in the semis as one of the fastest losers out of her heat earlier today.
Anything can happen indoors, I'll just take it on to future major championships" - Phil Healy is philosophical after an unlucky exit in the 400m pic.twitter.com/zXXfIYe5Un— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) March 1, 2019
"Unfortunately, I got clipped in the last 50m when I was trying to make a move and catch the girl in front of me," Healy told RTÉ Sport.
"That totally knocked me and second place got away from me. But I put myself out there in contention.
"The Polish girl who was number one in Europe was behind me. Anything can happen indoors.
"I should theoretically be fifth when I have line two but could have been second. These things happen.
"I'll just take it on to future major championships."
Mageean progressed to the 1500m final as one of the fastest loser after finishing third in heat two of three, but also as the third fastest overall qualifier, clocking a time of 4:08.15.
Only the first two in each heat could automatically qualify, meaning Mageean had to wait for the final heat to discover her fate.
The slower pace of that third heat sent her through to the final, which will take place on Sunday.
Ciara Mageean finishes third in her 1500m heat at the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow. She goes through to Sunday's final as one of the fastest losers. pic.twitter.com/onXz2iDbRz— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) March 1, 2019
Mark English won his heat to storm through to the 800m semi-finals.
English ran in the third heat of the qualifiers and came home in a time of 1:49.38 to clinch first place, with his semi-final coming up on Saturday evening.
Zak Curran was only .39 of a second slower than English but finished fifth in his heat while Kirk Conall was sixth in heat two in 1.50.50.
Speaking to RTÉ Sport's David Gillick after his win, English said: "It's nice to pull it out of the bag and get into the semi-final. We'll go to battle tomorrow and that'll be the real challenge.
"I felt comfortable and tried to make a move on the French lad on the 200m and he held me off so I just had to go again on the back straight and I managed to get by him and I felt comfortable out there.
"I'm just excited about getting out here and getting back into some kind of shape again. I'm very excited about getting out there tomorrow and getting into that killing zone again."
"I felt comfortable. I'm very excited about getting out there tomorrow and getting into that killing zone again" - Mark English was in deadly form at #Glasgow2019, winning his 800m heat and advancing to the semi-finals pic.twitter.com/n7cPTzmClC— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) March 1, 2019
Sommer Lecky failed to qualify in the high jump after three attempts at 1.81. Her best clearance was 1.75 but the 18-year-old was unable to progress.
There was disappointment for Thomas Barr and Cillin Greene after they failed to progress from their 400m heats earlier this morning.
A disappointed Tom Barr reflects on his performance in Glasgow after he failed to progress from the 400m European Championships heats #RTEsport pic.twitter.com/kwf9iEV7vO— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) March 1, 2019