Weekend Round-Up

Healy keeps up top form in Germany

In Karlsruhe Phil Healy (Bandon) continued her fine 400m form on the international circuit to finish second behind Lea Sprunger in 52.67 in a top-quality field.

O’Connor breaks national pentathlon record again

Kate O’Connor (Dundalk St Gerard’s) set a new junior and senior pentathlon record finishing fourth in Tallinn, Estonia with 4,150 points.

Millrose Games

At the fabled Millrose Games in New York, Ciara Mageean (UCD) finished third in the women’s Wanamaker mile in 4:30.99 while Sean Tobin (Clonmel) ran 3:58.25 for 4th in the invitational mile.

Kate Veale (West Waterford) finished second in the women’s 1 mile race walk in 6:44.17.

European Clubs Cross Country

Abbie Taylor was the best Irish performer at the European Clubs Cross Country Championships in Portugal finishing fourth in the U20 race with her club DSD finishing fifth in the team standings. Galway City Harriers were 9th in the men’s U20 race.

Lizzie Lee led Leevale to 7th in the women’s race finishing 17th individually. Kevin Dooney finished in the same individual position in the senior men’s race with his club Raheny Shamrock finishing 9th.

DCH and Clonliffe retain Irish Life Health League Indoor titles

Dublin City Harriers and Clonliffe Harriers lived up to their favourites tag and retained their Irish Life Health National Indoor League titles in Abbotstown on Saturday (February 3).

Catherine McManus was once again instrumental in the Dublin ladies victory. She won the long jump with 5.24m and the 200m in 24.23 while also coming a close second in the 60m in 7.66 – one hundredth of a second behind Aoife Lynch (Donore Harriers). McManus also anchored the 4x200m relay to victory.

The Clonliffe men dominated once more with individual victories for Dara Kervick in the 400m in 48.50, Keith Marks in the long jump in 7.15m, Chris Sibanda in the 200m in 22.17, Dave Donegan in the pole vault with 4.10m and Marcin Klinkosz in the high jump with 1.85m.