Gregan scorches Athlone track to clock European QT (plus video)

Clonliffe 400 club record holder and European finalist Brian Gregan scorched around two laps of the fantastic Indoor track at Athlone IT at today`s AAI Indoor Games to win in 46.07. A phenomenal time: qualification for the European Indoors by over a second, the fastest indoor 400 in Europe this season, and 2nd fastest in the world, the fastest indoor 400 ran in Ireland for seven years and of course a new indoor PB. Brian was out of the blocks fast with an opening 400 of 21.9 and then cruised the second lap for the performance of the day. Unbelieveable!!

Brian Gregan AAI Indoor Games

Great video of Brian`s race from  Click-

There were several other Clonliffe athletes trying out the new facility today. In the sprints Keith Pike won heat 2 of the 60m in a pb of7.05. Patrick O`Connor ran 7.15 for 60m and then an impressive 22.83 for 200m.  Leah Moore ran a 60m pb of 7.67 and 25.4 for 200 and Sarah Doyle ran 27.25. Ciaran Mackey won his 400 heat in 49.48.

In the middle distance events Kris Valters had a good run over 800m recording a time of 1.52.8. Becky woods ran 4.39.6 in the 1500, Mark McDonald 4.04. In the 3,000m Aaron Hanlon ran an indoor pb of 8.38 with Dema Serjoggins, running his last race for Clonliffe before returning home to Lativa next week, 8.44. Louise Reilly was 3rd in the women`s 3000 in 10.36.28.

In the field events Andrew Heney had an excellent day winning the high jump with a jump of 2.00m. Dave Donegan won the pole vault with a best of 4.62m with Ian Rogers 2nd (4.40m).

Matt Field was also in indoor action this weekend running 8.19 over the 60m hurdles a mere 1/100th off his pb.

Across the Atlantic David Flynn was running for Arkansas in the Razorbacks Invitational Indoor Meet at Arkansas University on Saturday. Flynner was 16th in the Mile in 4.19.13.