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Track & Field News from USA - March 3rd 2019

Cork Athletes Excel on US Collegiate Circuit - March 3rd 2019

 

Three Cork athletes to run in US NCAA Championships next weekend

 

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Fearghal Curtin, Youghal AC and Arizona State University,  Grace McKenzie, Belgooly AC & McNeese State Stephanie Cotter, West Muskerry AC and Adams State University

 

Fearghal Curtin, Youghal AC and Arizona State University, and Grace McKenzie, Belgooly AC & McNeese State University, both comprete in the NCAA Division I Championships, in Birmingham, Alabama, on March 8th-9th, while Stephanie Cotter, West Muskerry AC and Adams State University, represents her college in the NCAA Division II Championships, also next weekend, in Pittsburg, Kansas.

 

Grace McKenzie is ranked eight (8th) in the US, in the Pentahlon, with 4,211 points from the Sanford Multi meet, on January 18th, while Fearghal Curtin is ranked 27th, in the 5,000m, with a time of 13:52.26, from the Iowa State Classic, on February 8th.

 

In Division II, Adams State and West Muskerry AC's Stephanie Cotter is a qualifier, ranked 8th in the 800m, with a time of 2:09.49, from the Husky Classic, on February 9th.

 

In the lead-up to the championships, the trio, along with several other Cork athletes studying in the US, have all been in action over the past week or so.

 

 


Grace McKenzie - Belgooly AC & McNeese State University

 

Last weekend, at the Southland Conference Indoor, in Birmingham, Alabama, on February 24th/25th, Grace McKenzie passed-up on an opportunity to press on in her primary event, the Pentathlon, so that she could compete in several individual events, accumulating more points for her college team.

 

Grace competed in no less than five events. She even went directly from the 800m to the High Jump, earning her McNeese University Coach, Brendon Gilroy's, praise: "Grace turned in a superhuman performance the last two days," said Gilroy. "She was very busy, scoring in every event she competed. She turned around and finished third in the high jump right after running the 800-meters."

60mH: 5th, 8.82sec

 

Women's Distance Medley Relay: 4th, 12:08.89

 

800m: 5th, 2:15.29

 

High Jump: 3rd, 1.72m

 

Long Jump: 5th, 5.77

 

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Fearghal Curtin, Youghal AC & Arizona State University



Fearghal Curtin, ran in both the 5000m & Mile, at the MPSF Championships, on February 22nd/23rd, in Seattle, Washington, running 13:58.60, to finish 5th in the 5,000m, his second Sub-14 5,000m time.  He finished 19th overall, in 4:14.47, in the Men's Mile



Stephanie Cotter, West Muskerry AC & Adams State University

Stephanie Cotter has had a busy lead-up to the Championshios, running the Air Force Open, in Colorado Springs, on February 15th and the RMAC Indoor Track & Field Championships, in Alamosa, Colorado, on February 21st/22nd. 

At the Air Force Open, Stephanie ran in both the 400m and the Milewinning the Mile in 5:12.53, while placing 5th in the 400m, in 1:02:59.

The following week, at the RMAC Indoor Track & Field Championships, Stephanie ran in the Mile, finishing second, in 5:03.67, behind college and Ireland teammate, Roisin Flanagan, who won in 5:01.16, the 4x400m Relay, helping Adams State to a 7th place finish, in 4:06.77, and a win in the Medley Relay, in 11:54.83

 

Stephanie Cotter, West Muskerry AC & Adams State University

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Charlie O'Donovan, Villanova University and Leevale AC

At the Big East Indoor Championships, in Geneva, Ohio, on February 22nd/23rd, Charlie O'Donovan, Villanova, helped the college to a win in the 4x800m relay, in 7:28.55.  He finished 8th, in the Mile, in 4:07:15

 

 

 Charlie O'Donovan. Villanova University and Leevale AC

 

Liam Harris, Togher AC & Providence

At the Big East Indoor Championships, in Geneva, Ohio, Togher AC's Liam Harris finished in 18th place overall, in 8:49.40, in the 3,000m

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Luke Horgan, Leevale AC & McNeese State

At the Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships, in Birmingham, Alabama, on February 24th/25th, Luke Horgan helped McNeese State to a 10th place finish in the Medley Relay, in 10:25.16. He finished 3rd in the Mile, in 4:13.55

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Sam Healy, Leevale AC & Monroe State

At the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Conference, in Birmingham, Alabama, on February 18th/19th, Sam Healy placed third in the Long Jump with a leap of 7.40m. While the title went to Carter Shell (Arkansas State), Healy logged five attempts of at least 7.22m, with his best coming on the third jump.

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