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Track & Field News from Ireland and USA - February 10th 2019

Cork Athletes Strutting their Stuff Around the Globe - Feb 10th 2019


Cork T&F athletes have been busy all over the place, from Nenagh to the USA.


Grace McKenzie - Belgooly AC & McNeese State University

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Grace McKenzie, Belgooly AC & McNeese State University, ran 2:13.21 in the Women's 800m and the Meyo Invitational, in Notre Dame, Indiana, last weekend. Grace also went in the 60mH, running 8.79 secs.

Stephanie Cotter, West Muskerry AC & Adams State University

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Stephanie Cotter, West Muskerry AC & Adams State University


Also in action last weekend was Stephanie Cotter, West Muskerry AC & Adams State University, who ran 2:12.99, to finish 9th, in the Women's 800m at the Colorado Invitational, in Boulder, Colorado.

Stephanie was back on the boards this weekend, again in the Women's 800m, at Husky Classic at Washington-Dempsey Indoor, in Seattle, Washington, running 2:09.49, finishing in 10th place.


Charlie O'Donovan, Villanova University and Leevale AC

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 Charlie O'Donovan. Villanova University and Leevale AC


 At David Hemery Valentine Invitational, Boston, on Saturday February 9th 2019, Charlie O'Donovan, Villanova University and Leevale AC, ran 4:03.81, to win Race 5 (of 23 x 1 Mile races), finishing as Villanova's second fastest Miler of the Meet.

Fearghal Curtin Runs 13:52 PB at Iowa State Classic

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 Fearghal Curtin, Youghal AC and Arizona State University - Photo: Sam Barnes / Sportsfile


Fearghal Curtin, Youghal AC and Arizona State University, had a massive 5,000m PB, of 13:52.26, knocking a whopping 10.8 seconds off his previous PB. This time brings Fearghal to 4th on the Arizona State University records, and catapults him to 9th on the All-Time Irish Indoor 5,000m standings, with the fastest Irish indoor time since 2001. It also consolidates his qualification for the European under-23 Championships, in Gävle, Sweden from 11-14 July. With two sub 14:15 times, Fearghal now has two qualifying times, within the qualification period.

Phil Healy Bandon AC

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Phil Healy, Bandon AC


Bandon AC's Phil Healy ran 53.72, to finish second to USA's Jaide Stepter, 53.25, in the Cheryl Toussaint Women's 400m, at the prestigious Millrose Games, in New York, last night.


Munster Indoors, Nenagh

Saturday February 9th 2019

Michelle Finn, Leevale AC, took top honours, with a Championship Best performance,at yesterday's opening day of the Munster Indoor Championships in Nenagh. Michelle set the new mark with a 9:32.30 run.


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Michelle Finn, Leevale AC


Pos Athlete Club Cat Perf  
1 Sarah Constant Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC FJ 22:54.36  
1 Kate Veale West Waterford AC F 13:57.38  
2 Sarah Constant Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC F 22:54.36  
1 Brid Lawlor St. Joseph's AC F50 20:14.65 CBP Guest
1 Ciaran Hurley Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC MJ 16:24.23  
1 David Kenny Farranfore Maine Valley AC M23 12:08.59 CBP
1 David Kenny Farranfore Maine Valley AC M 12:08.59  
2 Ciaran Hurley Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC M 16:24.23  
1 Ross Alexander Coolquill AC M35 15:38.25  
1 John Joe Lawlor St. Joseph's AC M50 18:02.21 Guest
2 Martin O'Brien Templemore AC M50 23:00.00  
1 Sean McMullin Mullingar Harriers AC M65 17:43.82 Guest
2 Michael O'Connor Farranfore Maine Valley AC M65 18:06.32  
Pos Athlete Club Cat Perf  
1 Michelle Finn Leevale AC F 09:32.30 CBP
2 Fiona Santry East Cork AC F 10:36.57  
3 Noreen Mackey Kilmurray/Ibrick/N.Clare AC F 11:08.12  
4 Lorna Santry East Cork AC F 11:50.10  
1 Jennifer Goggin Walsh Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC F35 11:08.93  
1 ann marie connellan Ennis Track AC F45 11:20.27 CBP
2 seleina nolan culligan Ennis Track AC F45 11:43.67  
3 Anna O'Neill Doheny AC F45 11:47.58  
4 Mary Fitzgerald Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC F45 11:56.91  
   Event 3000m        
Pos Athlete Club Cat    
1 Aaron Quigley Nenagh Olympic AC M23 09:54.89  
1 Rory O'Connor North Cork AC M 08:38.82  
2 Kevin O'Brien East Cork AC M 09:11.66  
3 Mark Guerin Limerick AC M 09:28.17  
4 Paddy Cumming Moycarkey Coolcroo AC M 09:34.26  
5 Aaron Quigley Nenagh Olympic AC M 09:54.89  
6 Andrew Hobbs Leevale AC M 10:01.28  
1 Sean McGrath East Cork AC M35 09:19.26  
2 James Treacy Thurles Crokes AC M35 09:30.47  
3 James Grufferty Leevale AC M35 09:48.60  
4 Tim Crowley East Cork AC M35 10:05.94  
5 Niall Harris Dooneen AC M35 10:28.10  
6 BILLY MCKENNA Ennis Track AC M35 10:31.29  
Pos Athlete Club Cat Perf  
1 Darren Casey An Bru AC M40 10:50.11  
2 Laurence Arthur Derg AC M40 09:58.85  
3 John Fogarty Moycarkey Coolcroo AC M40 10:20.88  
4 Frank O'Carroll East Cork AC M40 10:22.24  
1 John Callanan Dromahane Road Runners AC M45 10:36.11  
1 Dermot Hayes Dundrum AC M50 09:43.65  
2 Ian O'Leary Leevale AC M50 10:23.36  
3 John Sheehan Eagle AC M50 10:24.29  
4 Ray Hahesy West Waterford AC M50 11:03.89  
1 Willie O'Donoghue Mooreabbey Milers AC M55 10:50.49  
2 Pat Morrissey Ennis Track AC M55 11:04.88  
1 Neilus Aherne Midleton AC M60 11:20.59  
2 james kenny Kilmurray/Ibrick/N.Clare AC M60 11:25.22  
3 John Moore Dundrum AC M60 11:28.10  
4 james kenny Kilmurray/Ibrick/N.Clare AC M60 11:30.25  
5 James Sexton Kilmurray/Ibrick/N.Clare AC M60 12:55.16  
1 Tim-joe Buckley Ennis Track AC M65 13:29.94  
2 sean whelan Ennis Track AC M65 14:31.80  


Awaiting Sunday's Results



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