An excellent Athletics Ireland promotion, the Athletics Ireland Indoor Open Games, took place at the indoor arena in Athlone IT on Sunday February 2nd. It was a top quality Meet featuring several international athletes.
Highlight of the day from a Clonliffe perspective was a fine run by Becky Woods in the 1500m. Becky took a massive 11 seconds off her PB and existing Clonliffe indoor record setting a new mark of 4.25.41, a superb breakthrough, in finishing in 6th place. An excellent run also in this race by Eleanor Alexander who also shattered the existing record in finishing in 7th place in a time of 4.31.07.
Young Aaron Hanlon also ran very well in the 3000m setting a new PB of 8.27.36 in finishing in 7th place in the International 3000.
In the 800 metres races Andrew Jenkinson ran 1.57.52 in his heat, Mark McDonald in his heat ran 1.57.05. Also in the 800s Sinead Hartnett ran 2.28.18.
In the sprint events Sarah Doyle ran 8.56 in her heat of the 60m and 27.94 in her 200. Israel Ibeanu won his 60m heat in a time of 7.24 and won his 200 in 22.97, Danny Kavanagh ran 7.29 to finish 6th in his heat.
In the 200s Sarah Doyle was 5th in her heat in 27.94. Israel Ibeanu won heat number 10 of the 200s in 22.97.
Ciara McCallion was 3rd in heat 1 of the 400s in a time of 56.12. Snezana Bechtina was 1st in heat 3 in a time of 59.79.
Louise Reilly finished 2nd in the 1500 in a time of 4.57.22.
In the field events there was a pole vault win for Ian Rogers with a best of 4.60m
Elsewhere at the British University Cross Country Championships in Stirling, Scotland Clonliffe’s Stephen Scullion finished 5th for his college, St. Mary’s in a time of 34.32.
Also as part of the round up, the BHAA’s latest round was the North County Farmers Cross Country. Tom Sherlock was 7th in 28.14, David Brady 9th 28.51, Conor Keane 12th 29.03. Other Clonliffe Anthony Malone 30.00, Niall Sherlock 30.11. In the Women’s race Emma Harding placed 5th in 17.02, Joyce O’Hare was 9th 17.30.