American-based athletes were also producing fast times. In Clermont, Florida, Lisburn's Amy Foster opened her season with a 11.41 secs time for the 100m, just one hundredth off the Irish record she holds jointly with Ailis McSweeney.
In the 200m, she ran 23.55 secs, with the help of a +2.1 wind. Colin Quirke threw 54.47 to win the discus.
At the Hoka One One meet in Eagle Rock, Declan Murray ran 1:48.68 for 800m - the fastest time of the year so far. Leevale's Ciarán Ó Lionáird ran 3:41.04 for 10th in the 1500m. In Starkville a few days earlier, Dempsey McGuigan hurled the hammer out to 66.90m. Síofra Cléirigh Buttner (pictured) was running in Princeton, where she clocked 2:05.66 for 800m