Mahon goes sub 2 at graded meet

Jun 3, 2010 [Noel Guiden] A large turn out of Clonliffe athletes for the latest Dublin Graded Meet at Irishtown last night which included some noteable performances. Young Graham Mahon hit a major mile stone in his athletics career in recording his first ever sub 2 minute 800 with an excellent 1:58.43, bettering his previous PB by some 1.6 seconds, in placing 4th in his race. Other excellent runs from the club`s half milers with Mark McDonald 1:57.40 7th in his race followed by Brett Paine one place behind (1:58.02) and Stephen Harkness 10th in 1:59.73. Colm Groome ran 2:09.8 with George Maybury recording 2:29.49.

In the 3,000m Terry McLoughlin was 4th in his grade in a nifty 9:43.74 with Ernie Ramsey hot on his heels 5th in 9:44.84.

A Clonliffe one two in the 400H John Fagan 53.07 from Jeremy Lyons 53.85.

Also on track were three of our ladies. Ciara McCallion continues to make great strides on her comeback finishing 2nd in the 800m in 2:20.17 from Louise Reilly 3rd in 2:22.03. Ailish McDermott finished 4th in the 3,000 in 10:31.98.

The pole vault also resulted in a Clonliffe one two with David Donegan winning with a clearance of 4.80m from Ian Rogers 4.70m with Anthony McCreery 4th 4.20m.

Finally Tomas Rauktys has a double win in the throws winning the shot putt with 15.40m and discus with 46.54.