7.34 for Foster in Metz and Mellon wins bronze in Sheffield
23 February 2016
Amy Foster (David Reid) once again narrowly missed her personal best and World Indoor qualifying mark of 7.32 when racing in France at the weekend. The City of Lisburn AC athlete ran 7.37 in the heat before recording yet another consistent run of 7.34 to finish 6th in the final.
Mellon adds BUCS bronze to IUAA Gold
Andrew Mellon (Brendan McConville/North Down AC) had the race of his life to take the bronze medal in an extremely competitive mens 400m. The Queens athlete set an outright PB of 47.82 in the final to finish behind Cameron Chalmers and defending champion David Hall. This performance was made all the more impressive given he had to run a quick 48.31 to qualify for the final earlier in the day.
A trio of 2015 Youth Academy athletes who progressed to universities in the UK mainland had impressive performances. Cardiff based Andrew Wright (Willowfield Harriers) was just short of his PB and the podium in the 3000m finishing in 4th place in 8.22.68. Another Cardiff based athlete Karl McClean (City of Lisburn AC) was just short of his PB set this season when he ran 7.01 in the heats of the 60m and then ran 7.10 in the semi-final. Heptathlete Sarah Connolly (North Down AC) won her heat of the 60m Hurdles with 9.00 but sadly failed to finish in the semi finals. The following day Sarah finished in 8th place in the Long Jump with an indoor PB of 5.43m.
City of Lisburn AC athletes Adam Hill (Wendy Phillips/ 8.79 60mH 1.85HJ) and Gareth Thompson ( Phill Snoddy/ 7.23 and 7.28 60m) couldn't quite reach their seasons bests while Anna McIlmoyle (Wendy Phillips) also City of Lisburn, qualified for the HJ final with 1.63m and finished 11th overall.