Breakthrough for McMahon in Geneva

14 June 2016

Breakthrough for McMahon in Geneva

Christine McMahon, Belfast International 2016

AthletiCAgeneve Geneva, Switzerland 


Christine McMahon (Ballymena & Antrim AC, Ian Neely) took over half of a second off her 400m Hurdles PB from 2014 when finishing second at the prestigious AthletiCAgeneve meeting in Switzerland on Saturday.

That time now gives her the European Championship A standard and puts her just 0.22 shy of the Olympic standard for Rio.

Jason Smyth (City of Derry, Clarance Callender) ran leg one for the Irish relay team who finished 2nd in race 2 in 39.98 and also finished 2nd in race 4 of the 100m in 10.56 (1.1). Jonathan Browning (Ballymena & Antrim AC, Melanie Browning) finished 3rd in race 6 of the 100m in a legal SB of 10.72 (0.4).


European IPC Championships, Grosseto

James Hamilton (Ballymena Runners / Mark Kirk & Ray Curran), who had high hopes going into these championships given his recent form, had the worst of luck in both of his T20 races in Italy. Hamilton lost a shoe in the early stages of the 1500m but was determined to see the race out where he finished 12th in 4.20.65. James was then tripped from behind in the heats of the 800m on Sunday and fell heavily. Despite his best efforts he had no chance to get back into the race and unfortunately the appeal for James to be given a bye to the final was denied.


Irish League Round 1, Santry

Adam McMullen (Cruasaders AC, Alan Kennedy) took impressive victories in the Premiership Long Jump (7.73m) and 100m (10.94 -1.1) in less than ideal conditions. 

Andrew Mellon (Queens, Brendan McConville) and Adam McComb (North Down AC, Brendan McConville) recorded personal bests in the 200m with 21.90 and 21.97     respectively.

In division one Megan Marrs (Combined Antrim / Tom Reynolds) took easy victories in the 100m Hurdles (14.15) and 100m (12.05) one week before the World Junior Trials in Bedford. Dean Adams (Combined Antrim, Alan Kennedy) took victory in the 100m in 11.05.