Day 2 of the GloHealth National Seniors brought persistent hazy rain to Morton Stadium and in addition another 5 national medals to make it a total of an even dozen won by Clonliffe athletes.
Star of the championships in what was the most eagerly awaited final of the weekend, the men`s 400, was Brian Gregan. In a loaded field the Clonliffe man was challenged all the way down the home straight by Shercock`s Craig Lynch on one side and DSD`s David Gillick on the other but reigned supreme to take his 3rd national in succession in a season`s best of 46.28.
Declan Murray put in a bold bid for a 1st national title in the 800 and when it looked like victory was his was over hauled by Mark English (UCD), Murray recording a time of 1.51.70 in taking silver. Silver also for Ian Rogers in the pole vault (4.60m) loosing out on count back.
Ciara McCallion ran an excellent race in the women`s 400 to take 3rd place in a new pb of 54.48. Bronze also for Chris Sibanda in the 100 (10.93).
Other Clonliffe today: Ausra Jerumbauskyte 4th in the long jump (5.54m), Keith Marks also 4th in the long jump (6.77m), Andrew Heney 5th in the high jump (1.95m) and on the track Aaron Hanlon 7th 5,000 (14.37.84) and Greta Stremikyte after her 1500 pb in the semi was 13th in the final in 4.50.13.