Tomas Rauktys was successful in defending his 56lbs weight for distance last Sunday. His throw of 8.73m was nearly a meter further than the silver medal winner, Dave Tierney from Leevale. Retaining his title, Tomas added this gold medal to the discus title also collected.
In Trafford on Saturday night, Eleanor Alexander smashed her personal best time for the 1500m when she returned a time of 4.26.78. Battling to the line for victory, this time was 9 secs under than her previous fastest, elevating her to number 7 on the Clonliffe Women’s All-Time list.
Brian Gregan was racing in Madrid last Saturday night. This was Brian’s final attempt to try and qualify for the London Olympics. Unfortunately, the injury Brian had picked up during the his European Championship final in Helsinki the previous weekend had curtailed his training during the week. Needing a time of 45.40 secs, Brian crossed the line 3rd in 46.09. This was Brian’s debut in such and IAAF standard Grand Prix, which can only add to the experience he’s gained already in 2012.