A night of 60s PB’s at NIA Live

Stephen Bateson reports: Track & Field Meet 4 was held in the NIA in Abbotstown tonight Wednesday 10th of January. As this meet was held mid-week between the rounds of the National Indoor League, there was a smaller than usual Clonliffe contingent taking part.
In the Sprints Emily Jachna came 2nd in Heat 3 of Series 1 of the 60 m sprints in a time of 8:19 and then followed that up with a pb when coming 1st in Heat 1 of Series 2 in a time of 8:16. In the men’s 60 m, Craig Duffy went sub 7:00 again to record a win in Series 1 Heat 4 in a time of 6:97, a new pb, however unfortunately was DQ’d in Series 2. Making his Clonliffe debut was Bilal Kanimodo who recorded a pb time of 7:39 in Series 1, heat 1 and then went faster again in Series 2, heat 2 in 7:37 taking the win in this heat.  Kenji Miyauchi finished 3rd in Series 1, Heat 4 in a PB time of 7:13  and then won Heat 3 in Series 2 in a time of 7:16. 
In the Men’s high jump Christopher Lynch came 2nd with a clearance of 1:60m.
In the Girls U12 600 m, Ava Fagan made an impressive indoor debut finishing 3rd in a time of 2:00:82 in heat 2. This was despite a pile up and a fall for Ava at the start of the race with 15 athletes on the start line.  The race was recalled and split into two heats.  Ava had a strong finish off the final bend challenging for 2nd place.  In this fast heat, she took the well deserved 3rd position in her preparation for the Dublin Championships.
The next Track & Field live is on the 25th January  in Athlone and then the series is rounded off with 2 dates in Abbotstown on the 7th and 28th February.