Another busy and varied weekend for Clonliffe Athletes home and away. Great performance, once again, by Brian Gregan on the indoor circuit, after his US tour Brian was in action in Belgium on Saturday night at the International Flanders Athletes Meet where he won heat 2 of the 400 in a new indoor PB of 46.66, recording the second fastest time on the night, and more importantly dipping under the World Indoor qualifying time of 46.90.
The Dublin Juvenile Indoor championships commenced on Friday (Feb. 17th) night in the Morton Stadium, continuing over the weekend, where two of our high jumpers took honours. Liam Conway won the boys U/17 with a best jump of 1.70 and Andrew Heeney won the U/18 title with 1.90. A great win also by Megan Coomber in the U/17 long jump and bronze also for Megan in the 200. Kieth Pike also landed gold in the U/19 Dublin “indoors” over 200 held on the outdoor track today (Sunday).
Meanwhile back on the US collegate circuit Graham Mahon was 5th for the Clarkes Crusaders in the 800 in 1.59.37 in the A.Y. McDonald Invitation, University of Dubuque on Saturday night, the 18th.
Back to the mud for Saturday mornings latest BHAA race the Garda/St. Raphaels held in the Phoenix Park where Ailish Malone was 2nd in the women`s 2 Mile in 13:16 with Joyce O`Hare 4th and new Clonliffe girl Kerri Page 7th. In the men`s 4 Mile Declan Power was 1st O/40 and 10th overall in 22:50, another good run by Larry Brady 13th (23:06), Bjorn Ludick 14th (23:10), Ernie Ramsey 16th (23:16), Tom Sherlck 51st (24:38), The Real Thing Murray 59th (25:01) and Dave Dunwoody 72nd (25:31). Congratulations on the race to Anthony Malone who by all accounts did a superb job as Race Director.
To round off the weekend Ciara McCallion was in excellent form in the UK today at the Midland Indoors running a 400m PB of 56.26 which ranks her third fastest Irish women over 400 this year todate.