Four NI Athletes Selected for Inaugural European Youth Championships in Tbilisi
04 July 2016
Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley / Niall Wilkinson) is one of the headline athletes of the Irish team and will be enjoy returning to the City where she won High Jump Bronze at the EYOF last year.
Kate O'Connor (St. Vincent's Dundalk/ Michael O'Connor) will aiming to improve her own NI U18 record in the Heptathlon and again sail over the 5000 point mark in arguably the most competitive event in the championships.
North Down's Aaron Sexton (Roger Sexton) has been setting PB's over 100m, 200m and 400m all season long and will be hoping to attack Curtis Woods' NI U18 200m record of 21.79 in his favoured event.
Sexton's club mate Craig McMeechan (Francis Marsh) will tackle the 3000m which will be a tough event given the Georgian heat.
In other news...
Cork City Sports, 28 June
Adam McMullen (Crusaders AC / Alan Kennedy) won a competitive long jump in 7.59m while Jason Smyth (City of Derry / Clarance Callender) was 4th in a very fast wind aided 100m in 10.52 (3.3).
Paavo Nurmi Games, Finland 29 June
Christine McMahon (Ballymena and Antrim/ Ian Neely) was leading a race won well inside the Olympic qualification mark before fading slightly over the final 50m to finish 4th in her second fastest time of the year, 57.47.
Irish U20/U23 Chamoionships Tullamore, 2 July
NI athletes battled wind and rain with titles going to the following athletes:
800m Callum Crawford-Walker
PV Ellen McCartney
100m Christian Robinson
110mH Garbhan McKenna
SP John Kelly
100mH Clare Robinson
1500m Aislinn Crossey