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MattsBlog - Wed, 2014-03-26 00:30
The legs felt a bit better today so I upped the pace a little. A short run mind - 9.5kms in 39:30 (4:09's). I might try some quicker stuff tomorrow and I also have a rub booked.

The finals of the PTC snooker started today from the Preston Guildhall (not Galway this year). Ronnie won at that venue 20 years ago as an 18 year old. And he is favourite to win the title this year arguably playing the most consistent snooker of his career. Some player.

Craughwell Marathon/Half Marathon - 26th April 2014

Craughwell Athletics - Tue, 2014-03-25 23:57

Craughwell Marathon/Half Marathon Details
26/4/14

This is a low key, self-sufficient Marathon/Half aimed at experienced marathon runners run in adherence to Marathon Club Ireland rules.

READ CAREFULLY

Date Saturday 26th April 2014.
Start time: 9:30am.
To enter you MUST mail this contact: craughwellathletics@gmail.com
Registration opens 12th April 2014 mails received beforehand will not be entered.
Number Pickup: Craughwell Community Hall from 8:30am to 9:15am.
Entry €20 - surplus after costs will go to Craughwell Ac.
AAI Permitted.
Limited Entry.
Post race refreshments in the Hall.
Changing Facilities available in the Hall.
Course for the full is 8 loops 26.2Miles, Jones counter measured.
Course for the half is 4 loops 13.1Miles, Jones counter measured.
You are responsible for your own timing the race is not chipped.
There is ample parking at the Community Centre.
http://www.mapmyrun.com/ie/athenry-c/craughwell-marathon-26th-april-2014-route-222257289

Craughwell 10 mile 2014 - Results.

Craughwell Athletics - Tue, 2014-03-25 23:49

After the horrendous weather we had during the week, our prayers were answered Sunday morning when we were blessed with a perfect spring day in Craughwell for the 5th Annual Craughwell 10mile road race.
Up on 600 athletes took to the starting line of the Craughwell 10 mile road race at 1pm on Sunday 23rd March with representation from over 45 different clubs from all over the country.
Conditions were good as the athletes took to the course which kicked off at 1pm and they headed out the course towards the Rashane Turlough and through the country roads of Craughwell and neighbouring Clarnebridge.

 

Connacht Development Squad, Claremorris, April 5th

Athletics Ireland News - Tue, 2014-03-25 17:55

A Connacht Development Squad day will take place in Claremorris AC on Saturday April 5th 2014 from 12.30pm - 3pm.

Connacht Development Squad (in conjunction with Mayo County Squad)
Date: Saturday April 5th
Venue: Claremorris AC
Time: 12.30pm to 3pm
Who: Top 6 (or equivalent standard) in any Connacht event in 2013/2014, and aged u14 to u19 in 2014
To attend: Confirm name, contact mobile & event to Paul McNamara (paul@athleticsireland.ie) by 2nd April
Cost: €5
Consider bringing a packed lunch.
Be prepared for inclement weather.

This is an excellent opportunity for athletes to avail of collective training with peers under the guidance of an experienced coach, to complement the coaching you receive in your club. Please note that this session will take place in conjunction with a Mayo County Squad Day.

All Connacht athletes aged u14 to u19 in 2014 that finished in the top 6 at a Connacht Schools or Connacht Clubs championships in Indoor T&F, Outdoor T&F, Cross-country or Combined Events in 2013/2014, or are at an equivalent standard, are invited to attend (NB - Mayo squad is open to all Mayo athletes aged u12 and up).

Please note, those planning to attend MUST email AAI RDO Paul McNamara (paul@athleticsireland.ie ) to confirm their attendance by Wednesday April 2nd at the latest. When doing so please provide a parents contact number. Athletes MUST also state their chosen event so we can ensure we have sufficient coaching cover for each event. If insufficient numbers confirm attendance in any given event, then that event will not be catered for, and those who have confirmed attendance will be notified of this.

Athletes are asked to contribute €5 to offset the cost of the event. This will be collected on the day. Meet at 12.30pm in the indoor centre.

pemvzmps129 emergency maintenance

Blacknight Status Blog - Tue, 2014-03-25 17:00
The server pemvzmps129 is experiencing high load, which is causing problems for the node.  Whilst we had planned to migrate one of the pemlinweb servers to new hardware tonight, we are moving this forward to now and performing the migration.We... Jonathan Archdale http://www.blacknight.com/
Categories: Technical Stuff

Pemvzmps106 scheduled maintenance Tuesday 25th of March @16:45

Blacknight Status Blog - Tue, 2014-03-25 16:21
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Categories: Technical Stuff

Ongoing scheduled maintenance of Linux shared hosting environment

Blacknight Status Blog - Tue, 2014-03-25 13:51
As part of our ongoing Friday software update management of the Linux shared hosting environment we are updating the following nodes, and consequently they will require a reboot. We have scheduled the reboots for 6AM Friday 28th of March.  An... Tara Callinan http://www.blacknight.com/
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Updated - Upcoming Event Workshops in the West

Athletics Ireland News - Tue, 2014-03-25 11:55

Please see additions and amendments to upcoming Event Workshops below.

The following event workshops will take place in the west in the coming weeks. These workshops are primarily intended to up-skill the club coach who may have recently completed an ‘Assistant Coach’ or ‘Level 1’ coaching course, although attendance on such a course is not a pre-requisite of attendance. Athletes are also welcome.

Please note that further workshops will be added in the very near future.

Javelin & Turbojav
Wednesday 2nd April
7pm-9pm
Athlone IT (Meet in Indoor Arena)
€5 per person
Contact Paul McNamara at paul@athleticsireland.ie to confirm attendance in advance. Please provide mobile and email contacts.
Delivered by David Courtney

Introducing Hurdles
Friday 4th April
7pm-9pm
St. Brigid’s VS Loughrea, Co. Galway
€5 per person
Contact Paul McNamara at paul@athleticsireland.ie to confirm attendance in advance. Please provide mobile and email contacts.
Delivered by Mary Barrett

High Jump
Monday 7th April
7pm-9pm
Claremorris AC
€5 per person
Contact Paul McNamara at paul@athleticsireland.ie to confirm attendance in advance. Please provide mobile and email contacts.
Delivered by Jim Ryan

Race Walking
Monday 7th April
7pm-9pm
Claremorris AC
€5 per person
Contact Paul McNamara at paul@athleticsireland.ie to confirm attendance in advance. Please provide mobile and email contacts.
Delivered by Michael Oliver

Javelin & Turbojav
Wednesday 9th April
6pm-8pm
Lee’s Rd., Ennis
€5 per person
Contact Paul McNamara at paul@athleticsireland.ie to confirm attendance in advance. Please provide mobile and email contacts.
Delivered by David Courtney

Strength and Conditioning for the Young Athlete
Friday 11th April
7pm-9pm
St. Brigid’s VS Loughrea, Co. Galway
€5 per person
Contact Paul McNamara at paul@athleticsireland.ie to confirm attendance in advance. Please provide mobile and email contacts.
Delivered by Mary Barrett

Long Jump
Monday 14th April
7pm-9pm
Athlone Indoor Arena
€5 per person
Contact Paul McNamara at paul@athleticsireland.ie to confirm attendance in advance. Please provide mobile and email contacts.
Delivered by Mary Barrett

Javelin & Turbojav
Wednesday 30th April
7pm-9pm
Athlone IT (TBC) (Meet in Indoor Arena)
€5 per person
Contact Paul McNamara at paul@athleticsireland.ie to confirm attendance in advance. Please provide mobile and email contacts.
Delivered by David Courtney

Tuam AC Notes 24 Mar 2014

Tuam AC - Tue, 2014-03-25 00:43

The two big events at the weekend were the All Ireland Juvenile Indoor Championships in Athlone and The Craughwell 10 Mile road race and Tuam AC was very well represented in both, Kemi Ogungbola made her debut at All Ireland level after her superb Silver medal in the Connacht Indoors. Kemi was competing in the girls U14 Shot and she started the competition with a mighty throw which was surely a personal best but she put so much effort into it that the momentum caused her to touch the top of the throwing board and it was heartbreaking to see the red flag being raised. Her 2nd and 3rd effort were very good and she finished in 12th position in a very high standard competition and she is now looking forward to the outdoor season. Rory Monaghan was competing in the Boys U18 Shot and set another PB but had to settle for 8th place as the standard in his competition was superb. The winning throw was almost 16m and it is great to see so many talented young throwers emerging from Ireland. Meanwhile in Craughwell the 10 mile race was getting underway at the same time and Tuam was represented by Gearoid Healy who is in great form at the moment and he was followed by Stephen Brady who had another fine run. Martin Hynes ran another fine race and Hilary Moloney was in fantastic form and flew around the 10 mile course, she even enjoyed the hills and is looking forward to the upcoming 5k series which starts in Athenry on 29th April. The highlight of our visit to Craughwell was Sean O’Morains race where he knocked an unbelievable 10 minutes off last years time and he had a good race in 2013. Sean trained hard coming up to this race and it certainly paid off. He is also the main man behind our new Fit4Life beginners running group which starts on Tues 1st April at 7pm. Further details on the Tuam AC facebook page or by e-mail at sean@tuamac.com

Recovery week

MattsBlog - Tue, 2014-03-25 00:30
Easy 10 miles to shake out the legs after the run yesterday. Legs a bit sore, and the weather had taken a nasty turn (wet and windy), so not the most pleasant experience. All up 16.1kms in 1:10:42 (4:23's).

The plan is to take it easy this week. I'll try some threshold runs but I'll wind back the pace a little as to not overdo it.

Jarlath Fitzgerald book being launched this Friday night...

Athenry AC News - Mon, 2014-03-24 21:05

A good friend of the club, Loughrea AC stalwart, Jarlath Fitzgerald is launching his book in Loughrea this Friday evening at 8PM!

See here.

Category: Running News

Windows File Manager not running

Blacknight Status Blog - Mon, 2014-03-24 18:03
I'm afraid our Windows File Manager isn't available at the moment due to updates to the control panel system that were performed this morning.Please see here for more information on this upgrade:http://www.blacknightstatus.com/2014/03/scheduled-upgrade-of-the-control-panel-monday-24th-march-100-am.htmlWe hope to have service restored to the file... Tara Callinan http://www.blacknight.com/
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Irish Schools Team Lead the Way in Bolton

Athletics Ireland News - Mon, 2014-03-24 17:36

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There were thrilling individual victories achieved by two young Irish athletes; Caoimhe Harrington (Colaiste Pobail, Bheanntrai , Bantry) and Paddy Maher (Dunshaughlin Community College) at the SIAB International Schools Cross Country event in Bolton and there was silver and bronze medal success too by Kevin Mulcaire (St Flannan’s Ennis) and James Maguire (St Benildus, Dublin) in their respective Intermediate and Junior Boys events.

Caoimhe Harrington delivered a top drawer performance to win the Junior Girls race in a close finish with England’s Josie Czura who she just edged out approaching the finish line. Harrington also led the Irish Junior Women team to a third place finish behind England and Scotland.

This early victory by Caoimhe Harrington helped to inspire Paddy Maher to achieve victory in the Junior Boys event. Maher, who was running in his first international, raced into an early lead and was closely followed by his Irish schools team-mate James Maguire. However, it was Maher who had the faster turn of pace and he soon surged clear of England’s Matthew Willis and James Maguire and went on to finish strongly. The Irish Junior Boys team, led by Maher and Maguire, won the silver medals behind England. It was a day of special celebration for the Maher family as Paddy’s father, Tommy Maher is a former Irish Senior international cross-country runner who also finished third in the Dublin Marathon on two occasions.

The intermediate Girls race was a very convincing display by the English team with the first 8 individuals home all part of the English team. Ireland managed to hold off Wales to take Bronze in the Team results.

The final race of the day was the Intermediate Boys event and here Kevin Mulcaire from St Flannan’s College in Ennis delivered another top-class performance to take the silver medal behind the winner, Ben Dijkstra of England. Mulcaire led the Irish team to silver medal success behind England and ahead of Scotland.

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Juvenile Athletes Shine at National Indoors

Athenry AC News - Mon, 2014-03-24 15:28

It was a wonderful weekend (21-22 March) for our Juvenile athletes at the All Ireland Indoors in Athlone.  Brandon Lee took the gold medal in the u14 hurdles and also bronze in the 800m.  Lydia Doyle u15 took silver in both the 60m sprint and hurdles.  

All of our hurdlers made it to the finals u13 Aoilbhe Deeley fininshed 6th u14 Aubrey O Brien was 7th and he also finished 6th in the long jump.  Saoirse Healey finished 4th in the high Jump.  Evan Quirke was 8th in long jump and 7th in high jump.

Shannen Lee finished 6th in 1500m while Mathew Treacey also got a PB in his high jump.  

These were great performances from our young athletes and they should all be very proud of themselves.

Category: Athenry Club News

Scheduled upgrade of the Control Panel affecting email and cp access

Blacknight Status Blog - Mon, 2014-03-24 10:12
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Craughwell 10

MattsBlog - Mon, 2014-03-24 00:09
A good sunny day with only a touch of a breeze which was perfect. After a 2 mile warm-up I lined up for the start and we were soon off and running. Mick Clohisey of Raheny took it out quickly, with Emmett Dunleavy of Sligo AC in pursuit, leaving me alone in third spot. As I settled into my running I was a little surprised to be running by myself in such a big race at this early stage, and as the first few miles ticked by I was basically left in time trial mode.

So not much racing to report - I felt great for the first 4 miles, then started to wobble between miles 4 and 6, and then had to grind out the last 4 miles. We were running into the breeze for the first half of the race, and then had the benefit of the wind in the second half. After passing 10km in 33:20 I was there or thereabouts for a 53 something but I had nothing to offer in the run home. It's very hard to remain focused when you have nobody in sight in front or behind, and even though it felt like I was slowing the mile splits were pretty consistent. That was until the last mile which seemed to last forever and I struggled with the final few drags crossing the line in 54:02 for third place.
Mick won the race in a great time of 50:14 with Emmett in second place in 52:21. That's great running so well done to them both. On a personal note I was initially a little disappointed but upon reflection I was perhaps being a little tough on myself. I only missed my time goal by a few seconds and that was all in the last mile, and what gave me some hope that I was moving in the right direction was that my 10 mile time was worth a 32:20 10km (according to Mr McMillan)...
As I suspected I was only really 10km fit so I need to continue to work on my strength and stamina which the threshold sessions will develop once I increase the duration. So more hard training in the next month and I'll be ready to conquer the longer stuff!
Here are the mile splits:

5:10, 5:25, 5:17, 5:26, 5:27 (26:45), 5:26, 5:25, 5:24, 5:27, 5:35 (27:17)

Total 54:02

A few photos. The start:


During the race:


The finish:


The top 3 (Mick and Emmett had already done their warm-down before I crossed the line...)


All up 22.5km for the day after a very slow couple of miles warm-down. And that's 82.9kms for the week. A few beers in the evening and that was that.

Craughwell 10 Results

Athenry AC News - Sun, 2014-03-23 23:44
Photo courtesy of Peter Mooney

Cover photo courtesy of Peter Mooney.

After some horrendous wind & rain in midweek, Sunday morning dawned as fresh & perfect as a spring day could be. The vast blue sky was looking stupendous, the myriad of daffodils lining the roadside were looking voluptuous & the post race spread greeting us as we lined up for our timing chips & t-shirts was looking sumptuous.

The inform Mick Clohisey took the male honours today for Raheny Shamrocks as he cruised to a 2min win over second placed Emmett Dunleavy of Sligo AC. There was only ever going to be one winner as Mick is in the form of his life & came home in a fantastic time of 50.14. Never too far away from the top ten in races over the last decade he is going from strength to strength & has taken multiple wins over the last few years (including the Fields of Athenry the last two). He recently ran to his best win to date with a 1st place in the National Cross Country three weeks ago, narrowly beating Gary Thornton of GCH by 15 seconds in the process.

The womens race was a tighter affair & a successful one for Athenry AC as the club finished with two podium spots. Paula Prendergast took first place with a 1:04:37, with Jane-Ann Healy 39 seconds behind in second. Sinead Foran finished a further minute & a half back to take third place. It’s a mark of the fighting spirit & future possibilities in both that neither were happy with their times & feel they could have done better – Sinead in particular finding the heat tough going towards the end.

Not only did Jane-Ann take second place but also won the dinner table bragging rights as husband David finished 17 seconds behind her. A brilliant result for David in his first race at this distance!

Whilst the team results are only provisional at the minute, it looks like Athenry took gold in the womens county team championships with Maria Lambe running a stormer to be fourth woman home for the team behind Jane-Ann, Sinead & Ruthann Sheahan. The quartet of Janet Clancy, Mairead Blake, Siobhan Guinan & Mary Rohan look to have taken third place.

The men’s team of Lyall Guiney, Ray Somers, Mick Rice & Gearoid Rohan would appear to have taken silver behind GCH. Mick was also successful on a personal level, taking 2nd in the over 40 category. Well done to all on great running.

As ever Athenry AC descended en-masse to the Craughwell 10 with a total of 56 members turning out in maroon & white at the start line this morning. Less than two hours later there was a lot of sun burned & salt streaked faces & a lot of beaming smiles. Whether it’s a target race in its own right or preparation for a spring marathon / half marathon, the timing of this race is just perfect in the racing calendar & a lot of people come to this race in peak fitness and the amount of club PB’s prove it........(one’s I know of at the minute)

Lyall Guiney       - 0:59:15

Ray Somers        - 0:59:33

Gearoid Rohan   - 1:04:21 Gave himself a B+ (Could have done better!) Feels he left the sub 64 behind him

David Meehan   - 1:05:33 First race at this distance

Martin O’ Hara  - 1:08:41 Delighted! PB by 58 seconds

Pat McDonagh  - 1:08:52 The eternal carpet bagger! Apparently never in form but pulls it out every time

Kenneth O’ Hara  1:09:47 Woo hoo!!

Ronan McCarthy  1:09:59 What a way to run your first 10m

George Livanos - 1:10:03 So near but yet so far, but who cares, a 5min PB – brilliant!!

Paul Hegarty     - 1:12:17 First 10m. Wasn't expecting this time & over the moon

Maria Lambe     - 1:15:24 Very tough run but thanks to Philip Magnier for keeping me going, especially on the last two miles

Siobhan Guinan - 1:16:42 Very little mileage since the 50k in February so delighted

Janet Clancy      - 1:17:30 Definitely back in the groove after her injury

Anne Lyng           - 1:29:56 Delighted! PB by 3 ½ mins

With over 50 members running today there was bound to be more – and near misses too. Kieran Guiry narrowly missed out on a PB, falling short by 6 seconds with a 1:06:00.

It was great to see John Langan back on the start line again after a couple of injury interrupted years. In what was his first long distance event since Dublin 2012 John ran a 1:17:01. Kellie O’ Shaughnessy was also making her return today & was delighted with her 1:30:40.

As ever Craughwell put on a great race today & the post-race spread ( which, in fairness, is the reason most of us turn up) was fantastic. Congrats to all involved for a great day.

Results located here

Photos by Peter Mooney located here

Some thoughts on the day;

James Lundon

Last two miles today were horrible! Seeing all my teammates racing ahead up on the road and leaving me in the dust was not easy. I was passed by 6 or 7 people in the last painful mile, while the rest up ahead - much of it Maroon and White clad - went further out of sight! Just ran out of steam big time after keeping it together quite well in the first half. May have gone out too quickly but nothing I thought I couldn't hold onto to, or at least try to... Kinvara, then Ballycotton, then 9 hard miles in Abbey last week didn't help! I was behind Martin Hynes (AAC not TAC) for at least 7 miles - most of it only 30 metres back - but I could never get any closer; he was slowing at the same rate as myself in the last few miles!

  

Tony Killarney

It looked like there were more Athenry runners there than any other club, it was just amazing, and what a great day. Unfortunately I don't have a PB story - 73:56 versus 66:09 in 2012. But I was delighted to be able to run it (plus an extra 10 miles to make a long training run). The rest of the old guys seem to be getting faster though - I got a silver medal in 2012 but that time would only have been 5th O50 today.

 

Kellie O’ Shaughnessy

My first race since injury last year so no PB but mission was to get around and was delighted to manage 9 min miles as training not taken me under 10 min miles so happy happy happy!

 

Anne Lyng

I had a great day! Came in at 1.29.56 a PB and knocking 3.30 mins off last year’s time! Tough going, but worth it!!

 

Sinead Foran

Not my best day out today at all, had been hoping for a better time but didn't feel good from mile 5 on. The heat got to me too - unbelievable!

 

Kenneth O Hara

Some say that running is a solitary sport but I challenge anyone who thinks it to take a look at today’s race. With an identical target of 70mins Colin Duane & I decided to stick together & see what happens. It wasn’t long before we were joined by George Livanos & for a good 7 miles we were inseparable. In a race this distance you are always going to hit a low point or tough patch & it’s great to have a teammate alongside you to give you encouragement or even tuck in behind for a few minutes for a breather. At various times throughout today we all took on the leader / sufferer but dragged each other around & even got a few shouts of ‘Great teamwork Athenry’ along the way.

Delighted with the race, was unsure of match fitness going in to today so over the moon to hit the sub 70 – check out the photo for the pain / relief / ecstasy all rolled into one.

Category: Race Reports Attachments: craughwell10_2014_athenry_ac.pdf craughwell10_2014.xls

Hammer PB for McGuigan

Athletics Ireland News - Sun, 2014-03-23 23:04

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Hammer throwers stole the limelight over the weekend with Aoife Hickey (Kilkenny City Harriers) and Dempsey McGuigan (Finn Valley AC) both getting their outdoor seasons off to an excellent start.
Hickey had a best throw of 59.08m for second place at the Trojan Invitational in Los Angeles, not too far behind her best of 61.54m.
McGuigan, who started an athletics scholarship in Mississippi in January, added almost three metres to his best when he won his event in the Ole Miss Open in Mississippi. His winning throw of 66.38m improved on his previous best of 63.60m from last year.

Elsewhere, Mark Hanrahan (Leevale AC) broke 14 minutes for the first time when he clocked 13:58.03 when finishing sixth in the5,000m at the IAAF World Challenge in Melbourne, knocking almost eight seconds off his PB.

Trojan Invitational Los Angeles, Calif.
Women Hammer
1 Chambers, Lauren Usc 60.35m
2 Hickey, Aoife Utah 59.08m
59.06m 59.08m 58.36m FOUL 57.26m FOUL
3 Shepard, Martha Byu 57.67m

Ole Miss Open Oxford, Miss.
Men’s Hammer
1 McGuigan, Dempsey FR Unattached 66.38m Ole
65.44 65.20 66.15 65.21 65.80 66.38
2 Loe, Nathan FR Ole Miss 61.59m Ole
3 Vellella, Joseph JR Missouri S&T 60.00m

Spring Break Classic Carolina, Puerto Rico
Women 400 Meter Dash
1 Grace Claxton Sagrado 54.37
2 Claire Mooney St Johns University 55.32
3 Parilis Garcia St Johns University 56.12

Women 200 Meter Dash
Finals
1 Genoiska Cancel Federación 23.94 24.02 -0.7
2 Karene King British Virgin 23.24 24.06 -0.7
3 Alejandra Idrobo Univ. del Turabo 23.78 24.23 -0.7
4 Margarita Manzueta Interamericana 23.99 24.45 -0.7
5 Ashley Kelly British Virgin 23.45 24.81 -0.7
6 Shenika King St Johns University 24.60 25.46 -0.7
7 Claire Mooney St Johns University 24.90 25.53 -0.7

Bulls Invitational - Tampa, Fl
Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase
1 Kearney, Niamh Georgia Stat 10:50.73
2 Showalter, Katharine Georgia Stat 11:15.07
3 Evans, Bethany South Florid 11:37.96

Alabama Relays - Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Men 1500m
1 Brandon Lasater JR - Georgia Tech 3:44.50
2 Marcus Bridger-Wilkinson SR - Belmont 3:44.98
3 Matt Airola JR - Alabama 3:45.86
7 Andrew Monaghan SO - Miss State 3:51.97

Men 800m
1 Shawn Roberts SR - Georgia Tech 1:48.45
2 Zack Fanelty JR - Georgia Tech 1:50.63
3 Erick Kigen JR - Belmont 1:50.70
4 Quamel Prince SO - Tennessee St. 1:50.78
5 Alex Holden FR - SE Louisiana 1:51.18
6 Patrick Monaghan SO - Miss State 1:51.53

Coastal Carolina / Shamrock Invitational - Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Hammer Flight 3
1. Fryman, Andy Unattached 71.55m
2. Litzell, Love FR-1 Manhattan 61.18m
3. Bozarth, Aaron Unattached 58.48m
9. Barry, Killian JR-3 Manhattan 55.14m
54.57m 55.14m FOUL FOUL 54.28m FOUL

Viking Relays - Des Moines, IA
Men 1500 Meter Run
1 Dylan Eigenberger SO Iowa Central 4:16.82
2 Dean Cronin SO Iowa Central 4:18.41
3 Isaac Lalang SO Iowa Central 4:20.10

Tulsa Duels 2014 - Tulsa, OK
Men 800 Meter Run
1 Silva, Elijah Tulsa 1:51.85
2 Harris, Bennett Oral Roberts 1:53.99
3 Payton, Tyler Oklahoma State 1:54.13
10 Casey, Tommy Oklahoma State 2:00.35

FSU Relays - Tallahassee, Fl
1,500m Section 4
1 Schmick, Brennen FR Webber 4:06.04
2 Dunne, Carl SO Saint Leo 4:07.21
3 Jackson, Daniel FR Albany State 4:12.85

Baldy Castillo Invitational - Tempe, AZ
Men 1500 Meter Run
1 Hillenbrand, Matt Kentucky 3:43.90
2 Neal, Keffri Kentucky 3:45.22
3 Corona, Patrick Air Force 3:46.04
4 Burcham, Jacob Oklahoma 3:46.21
- Zarda, Zach Unattached X3:47.00
5 Doughty, Brandon Oklahoma 3:47.97
6 Simbassa, Abbabiya Oklahoma 3:48.06
7 Nicolls, Bobby Minnesota 3:49.39
- Rooney, David Northern Ari X3:49.66
- Gorman, Daniel Halifast Athletics X3:49.72
8 Eke, Allen Oklahoma 3:50.77
9 Herson, Ryan Arizona State 3:50.89

IAAF Melbourne - World Challenge - Melbourne AUS
Men 5000 metres Open
1 Isiah Koech KEN 13:29.05
2 Ben St Lawrence AUS 13:46.17
3 Malcolm Hicks 87 NZL 13:47.21
4 Brenton Rowe 87 AUT 13:51.46
5 Liam Adams 86 AUS 13:56.50
6 Mark Hanrahan IRL 13:58.03
7 Mitchel Brown 88 AUS 13:59.10
8 Chris Hamer AUS 14:01.95

Women 1500 metres Open
1 Mercy Cherono KEN 4:08.57 CB
2 Zoe Buckman AUS 4:09.59 CB
3 Bridey Delaney 89 AUS 4:10.35 CB
4 Melissa Duncan AUS 4:13.73
5 Jenny Blundell 94 AUS 4:13.89
6 Nikki Hamblin 88 NZL 4:14.19
7 Kaila McKnight 86 AUS 4:14.63
8 Heidi Gregson 89 AUS 4:14.75
9 Laura Crowe IRE 4:18.87

Butler Bulldog Opener - Indianapolis, IN
Women 3000 Meter Run
1 Eason, Ann Eastern Kent 9:44.73
2 Fischer, Abby Xavier (Ohio 9:58.83
3 Mathisen, Julie Eastern Kent 10:01.22
4 Weatherford, Colleen Butler 10:03.12
5 Manz, Karina Morehead Sta 10:04.54
6 Svec, Ashley Eastern Kent 10:07.52
7 Burnett, Shelbi Butler 10:12.72
8 Britton, Una Eastern Kent 10:13.28

Records a Plenty on Day 2 of Juvenile Champs

Athletics Ireland News - Sun, 2014-03-23 20:00

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Day two of the Woodie’s DIY Juvenile Indoor Track and Field Championships took place in AIT International Arena, Athlone on Sunday, 23rd of March. Once again Ireland’s best up and coming young athletes produced an array of top class performances.

Day 2 Results
U18 & U19 200m Result

There were four new championship best performances (CBP) in the 60m hurdles events. Jason Foley (Lios Tuathail AC) ran a time of 8.19 to shave .01 off the old record held by Fearghus Hannon (Tullamore Harriers) since 2008. Daniel Ryan (Moycarkey Coolcroo AC) was on the double in Athlone when he set two new CBP’s in the U16 60m hurdles (8.14) and long jump (6.58m). Niamh Foley (St Mary’s Limerick) and Miriam Daly (Carrick-on-Suir AC) set new CBP’s of 9.58 and 9.20 in their respective U13 and U14 60m hurdles events.

John Kelly (Finn Valley AC) dominated the U19 Boy’s shot putt competition with a massive throw of 17.80m. The throw eradicated the old mark by over 2m held by Sean Breathnach (15.18m) which has stood since 1997.

Elizabeth Morland (Cushinstown AC) had a very busy weekend of competition bagging herself three national indoor titles. Following on from her long jump gold yesterday she won the 60m hurdles (8.55) and set a new CBP in the high jump with a clearance of 1.76m. Another combined event athlete who excelled over the weekend was Grace McKenzie of Belgooly AC. McKenzie won the U19 national titles in the long jump (5.30m), high jump (1.68m) and almost clinched a third gold medal when she finished second in the 60m hurdles in a time of 9.34.

Donogh Mahon (Gowran AC) excelled in the boy’s U19 high jump setting a new championship best with a height of 2.10m. The clearance added 6cm to old mark (2.04m) which was held by Barry Pender (St Abbans AC).

Darren Prout (Carrick-on-Suir AC) jumped 13.96m to win the boy’s U18 triple jump title. The distance added 2cm to old record held by Niall Counihan (Dooneen AC)-13.94m. Sophie Meredith (St Marys Limerick) did likewise in the U14 girl’s long jump setting a new championship best performance with a winning distance of 5.39m.

Zak Irwin (Sligo AC) was back on track today after his 60m heroics yesterday to claim the double winning the U19 200m in a time of 21.64. Vicky Harris (Mullingar Harriers AC) won the girl’s U19 title setting a new CBP with a time of 24.67.

There was another very impressive double in the boy’s U18 age category by Dunleer AC athlete Garry Campbell; where he dominated the 800m (1.55.38) and 1500m (4.07.18) events. Kevin McGrath did like-wise at U16 level winning the 800m in a time of 2.00.21 and the 1500m in a time of 4.16.30.

European Youth Olympic Gold Medallist Louise Shanahan (Leevale AC) was back in action today in the girl’s U18 800m after her victory in the 400m on day one of the championships. Shanahan stormed to victory in the 800m in a time of 2.16.54. Alanna Lally (Galway City Harriers) did likewise in the U19 age category. Lally won the 400m in a new championships best performance of 56.75 and also impressed over 800m to win in a time of 2.17.22.

The championships conclude next Saturday, 29th of March with the juvenile indoor relay championships of Ireland.

Finn Valley ac Spring Series

Athletics Ireland News - Sun, 2014-03-23 17:48

A turnout of close to 400 enjoyed excellent conditions to complete the Finn Valley ac Spring Series of road races, the winning Running Team award going to Castlefinn Runners . A feature of the Series was the emergence of so many local organised running groups namely Convoy, Raphoe, Aghyaran ,Pettigo , Finn Valley Fit4Life, Finn Valley LC , North Fermanagh and a strong presence from Letterkenny 24/7 and St Nauls today in addition to the established athletics club participants . Gerard Gallagher and Catherine Dooher were to the fore representing Finn Valley ac in the 5k with Paul Ward ,Tirconaill the 10k winner . AS we point out everyone was a winner and next up is the Rundonegal Womens 5k April 6th again 11 am

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