The weekend round up: Friday at the Navan 6k Conor Healy, after a 3rd place finish in the Clonliffe 2 on Tuesday, was 4th in 19.32. Also on Friday at the Big 10 Championships at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA Jill Maloney was 15th with a best in the javelin of 39.91m.
Further news from the US Aaron Hanlon was 8th in the 5000 for Providence recording a time of 14.49.08 in the Big East Championships held in Geneva, Ohio.
Saturday the Ton Le Gaoithe Meet at Waterford RTC where the big news was the record breaking performance of Rory Gunning in his first competition for Clonliffe in the javelin with a throw of 59.52m better the existing club record by more than a meter (Paul Marray 58.35 from 2008). Another athlete showing excellent early season form is Chris Sibanda who placed 2nd in the 100 in 10.69.
On Saturday night at the BMC Grand Prix, Sports City, Manchester Mark McDonald ran a season`s best of 1.56.74.
On Saturday at the North East Championships in England Liam Roarty was 10th in the 1500 (4.24.63) and on Sunday 7th in the 800 (2.06.57)
Sunday and Sean Doran was 2nd in the Mondello Half Marathon in 73.44 and at the Terenure 5 Mile also on Sunday Sergiu Ciobanu was 3rd in 24.16, 12th (1st O/45) Declan Power 26.29 and 52nd Matt McGuinness 29.29, a pb.