Bad news from Slovokia where the Clonliffe senior men today finished in 7th place overall in group B of the European clubs track and field. This is a bitterly disappointing result with few positives. Club Captain Joe Cooper was honest in his appraisal describing the result as poor. On the plus side John Fagan put in a strong performance finishing 2nd in the 400H (54.51). Once again star performer in the field events was Tomas Rauktys who placed 3rd in both the shot (16.59) and discus (51.58) and a good day`s work also put in by David Donegan, despite having to borrow poles (his were held up in Ireland), finishing 3rd in the pole vault with an excellent best of 4.80m and then just narrowly failing in his attempt at a new club record at 5.05. Andrew Heney jumped 2.00m in the high jump and Jamye Rossiter ran an impressive 3,000sc PB of 9.16.16 in placing 4th.
Full results: 100m 8th Keith Pike 11.14, 200m 8th Keith Pike 23.01, 400m 7th John Laffey 49.93, 800m 7th Kris Valters 1.55.89, 1500m 7th Dave Fitzmaurice 4.17.77, 3,000m 5th Gary O`Hanlon 8.48.40, 5,000m 8th Brian McMahon 15.33.14, 110h 4th Matt Field 14.93, 400h 2nd John Fagan 54.51, 3,000sc 4th Jayme Rossiter 9.16.16, High Jump 5th Andrew Heney 2.00m, Long Jump 9th Andrew Heney, Triple Jump Tomas Drinia NJ, Pole Vault 3rd Dave Donegan 4.80m, Shot 3rd Tomas Rauktys 16.59, Discus 3rd Tomas Rauktys 51.58, Javelin 8th 47.55, Hammer 7th 56.13, 4 x 100m 9th, 4 x 400m 7th.
In the States David Flynn had a run which to say the least didn`t please him in the NCAA Division 1 Preliminary at the University of Texas finishing well down the field in 14th place way off his current form in 9.22.64.
Finally some good track and field news: in Oordegem, Belgium on saturday night Leah Moore ran a 200m PB of 24.73 last night finishing 4th and earlier in the meet was 2nd in the 100m in12.11.
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