Apr 17, 2007 [Noel Guiden ] Anthony McCreary was once again on the winners rostrum, this time at the weekend’s Irish University Championships held in superb conditions on home territory at the Morton Stadium with victory in the Pole Vault.
On track Conor Healy took Silver in the 800 and Gold as a member of the 4x400M UCD relay team. Conor is showing excellent form so early in the season before he even gets down to the serious business of speed work, having ran his first track race of the season in Wednesday’s 400M graded competition. He qualified comfortably for the 800M final with a 1:56 qualifying heat victory on Friday night and in Saturday’s final displayed some excellent front running by leading the field out almost the whole way, at 150M to go however his lack of speed work showed as he was overhauled however, he composed himself and hit back again over the final 50M to take Silver in a time of 1:54.02, only some 4/10 of a second off his seasons best from last year. Again things look good for Conor coming into the summer. Conor also took Gold as a member of the 4x400M relay squad running a 51 second leg.
Francis Nic Reamoin once again continues to show good form taking Silver in the 5000M in a time of 16:51. Francis is now getting back to full fitness and this weekends run, on the back of her superb performance for Clonliffe in the National Road Relays in Raheny on the 1st of April will give her a great confidence boost for the season ahead.
In the meantime there were good runs also by some of our top athletes in the Great Bupa Ireland 10K Race held in the Phoenix Park with Killian Lonergan in a top class field finishing first Irish man in a time of 29:58 for 6th place. Race winner was Abraham Chebii with a very fast 28:49 from Craig Motrom 2nd in 29:00 and Chema Martinez 3rd 29:29. Sergiu Tereau continues to show good form coming home 14th in a time of 32:12.
There were a number of other athletes in action, including Alan Worrell who was spotted finishing in a time of 39:24 in 112th unfortunately we do not have details of other Clonliffe finishers.