Dempsey McGuigan Smashes Personal Best in America
14 April 2017
Northern Ireland & Ulster hammer thrower Dempsey McGuigan (Finn Valley AC) kicked off the Easter Weekend in fine fashion as he smashed through 70 metres in the hammer competition at the Mt Sac Relay meeting in California, America (Friday 14th May 2017).
Following his 69.45m throw in Florida two weeks ago, which saw Dempsey reach the Commonwealth Games 2018 standard, the Donegal man took another step up in performance with a new personal best of 70.55m.
The developing athlete will now have Declan Hegarty’s Irish record (77.80m) and Martin Garvin’s Northern Ireland record (77.54m) in his sights.