CARLOW'S Marcus Lawlor powered home in a new personal best to claim the Senior 200metre title at the AAI Senior Track and Field in the Oddsey Arena in Belfast last weekend.
But Lawlor was not alone in his outstanding performance of 21.86s to clinch the win and he also reached the semi-finals of the 60metre. Another county colleague, under-14 runner Molly Scott, won three gold medals in the 60m flat, the long jump and the 60m hurdles and set a new PB of 9.50 in the hurdles while St Abbans clubman Brian Kelly clocked up a wonderful win in the 800m Senior race.
Simon Doyle was forth in the long jump missing a medal by 2cm. Shane Webb and Keith Noctor ran well in getting their first taste of Senior competition.
Clare Murphy won the B race in the 400m in 58.43s just outside her p.b. David Kidd competed in the 5km walk and Ola Egebeymi ran the heats of the 60m flat but did not make the semifinal.
Lauren Dwyer (under-17) also won her hurdles in a new p.b. and was second in the long jump. Grace Lawler under-16 won the 60 flat and was second in the 200m. Ava Murphy under-15 won her 60 flat and was third in the 60 hurdles. Adam Murphy at under-17 won the high jump and was second in the 60m while Owen Scully was second in the 200m. Conor Brennan at under-14 was third in the 60 hurdles and long jump.