At last night’s NIA Live indoor meet in Abbottstown Ariel Liegho for the third successive competition set a new Clonliffe Harriers club indoor women’s pole vault record. Her win last night was a massive 4.0o m all of 20 cm better than her clearance only two weeks previously. Ariel must now be favourite to take a first national title at the national indoors next month.
Other top-class performances at the meet included Stephen Cashin winning the 3000 in a time of 9.02.04. In the sprints Keith Pike ran a fast 6.97 for 2nd in the 60 and was first in the 200 in 22.87. Keith Burke in his 60 race was second (7.85) and fourth in his 200 (25.42). Sally Somula was sixth in her 60 (8.21) whilst Alex Twomey took a win in her 60 in 8.42. Natalia Gill was fourth in her 200 (33.31) and also jumped 4.06 in the long jump. Emma McDonnell was third in her 400 in a time of 63.76. Nicole Lapey was sixth in the pole vault with a best of 2.20. Finally after his outstanding PB run in Sundays National League over 1500 Eoghan Murphy put in another excellent run to finish second over 800 (2.03.30). Finally in the U/14 Ava Usanova scored a sprints double winning the 60 in 8.60 and 200 in 28.40.
The next NIA Live meet is on February 11 entry now open.