Marcus & Co. get season off to a flyer!

Some more brilliant performances by Clonliffe athletes at today’s Dublin graded meet at UCD. Olympian Marcus Lawler put injury woes behind him running a lightning fast 100 clocking a time of 10.25. Unfortunately the wind reading of +3.5 rules this out as a club record. It was still however an excellent start to the season and in the process Marcus took the Dublin 100 championship. Chris Sibanda was also competing finishing 4th in a time of 10.53 and in series 2 he ran 10.72. Rolus Olusa ran 11.43. Molly Haslam ran 13.05 in her 100 series 1 and 13.10 in series 2. Snezana Bechtina clocked 13.30 in series 1 and went quicker in series 2, 13.06.

A Clonliffe bronze duo

Simon Galligan won the hammer competition by the proverbial country mile winning with a best of 61.30. Niall Allen took Dublin bronze in the shot with a best of 10.37. The was bronze also in the women’s Dublin shot put competition for Emma Byrne with a best of 7.77.

Oren & Abdi post 3000
The 800 Crew: David, Ibrahim, Peter and Ben

In the 800s Sean Carrigg broke the 2 minute barrier for the first time as he finished 2nd in the B grade in an excellent 1.58.41 with Oren Kenny 7th (2.03.04). In grade D Ibrahim Umar ran his first ever track race finishing in 3rd position in 2.17.32 with Ben Power 8th (2.32.82). In heat 2 of grade D Peter Bissett took 4th place (2.17.57) with David Dunwoody 5th (2.22.58).

Matei Ursachi ran very bravely in the 2000 SC, making most of the running himself, but not unexpectedly tiring over the 2nd last lap to finish 2nd in 6.31.41. In the 3000 Abdi Maow was 8th in grade A in a time of 8.59.71, in grade B Oran McGowan gave it everything he has recording a time of 9.55.22 with Ian McAlweeney recording a time of 10.01.20. Tom Monks clocked 12.51.41 in his 3000.

Next graded is next weekend, Sunday the 12th in Morton Stadium. Events on offer 200, 1500, 5000, discus, javelin, pole vault and triple jump. See