Mid week track and field round up

The fourth Dublin Graded Meet took place in Morton Stadium last night, the 8th of June in misty and murky conditions.  This round of the graded Meets also incorporated the Dublin Track and Field Championships.

In the sprints Leah Moore finished in 3rd place in race 2 of the 100 in a time of 12.20.  In the same race Snezana Bechtina was 5th in 12.78.  Later in grade A race 2 of the 400 Snezana placed 3rd in 58.09.  Ellen Foley recorded a time of 15.80 in the 100 B 1 race and in the 400 B 1 race Emer Treacy was 2nd in a time of 62.69.

Pearse Friel was 4th in the 100 A 2 race in a time of 11.53.  In the C grade Gary Scott finished 2nd in his race in 11.87 and later recorded a time of 54.03 over 400.  Another man doubling up was Ronan Gately who recorded a time of 13.23 in the 100 and 58.56 in the 400.  Also in the 400 was John Hartnett who recorded a time of 58.39.

The middle distance events on the night consisted of the 1500 championships. In grade B Sean O’Leary, working his way back to fitness after injury finished second in a time of 4.16.47 with Sean Doran 8th in 4.26.42.  In B race 2 Niall Norman placed 4th (4.22.87) and in the D race Thomas Frayne recorded a time of 4.54.16.

Finally last night the evergreen Frances Mansfield was once again in action in the throwing circle with a best of 17.12m in the hammer and Diana Markina in the high jump recorded 1.30m.

Also last night Liam Roarty concluded his secondment with Sunderland Harriers finishing 2nd in a graded Meet at Monkton Stadium Jarrow in a time of 2.06.50.

By way of further catch up Rory Gunning, who has been breaking the club javelin record for fun all season, did it again in Division 2 of the British League on the 4th of June in Bedford with a throw of 62.97.


Also over the weekend on the javelin front Alan Gunning took the Leinster O/35 title in Tullamore with a best of 42.35, the previous day, Saturday, at the All Ireland Schools Justinas Gerdvilis finished 4th with a best of 51.77, unfortunately this was Justinas’ third time to lose out on a medal in the All Ireland schools.