Mageean secures place at Worlds
Ciara Mageean secured qualification for next month's world indoor championships by clocking 4:09.47 for 1,500m at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston on Saturday night. The Portaferry native finished eighth in a race won by Guduf Tsegay in 4:04.38.
At the Barcelona Half Marathon yesterday, Lizzie Lee ran a personal best of 73:24 to finish 11th, well inside the qualifying standard of 75 minutes for next month's World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia. Kevin Dooney was the leading Irishman in 24th, setting a big personal best of 64:57. Paul Pollock was 28th, running 65:40.
At the IFAM indoor meeting in Ghent, Belgium, Adam McMullen won the men's long jump with 7.75m as Sommer Lecky cleared 1.86m to win the women's high jump.
Gary O'Hanlon and Caitriona Jennings set national records when taking victory in the Donadea 50K, O'Hanlon clocking 2:54:39 in the men's race with Jennings taking the women's title in 3:24:29.
At the Irish Life Health National Intermediate Cross-Country Championships in Clarinbridge, Mary Mulhare of Portlaoise won the women's title, while Michael Harty of East Cork took the men's 8,000m. Paul Moloney of Mallow AC and Sarah Doogan of Corran AC took the masters titles. Sean Tobin ran a lifetime best of 7:55.08 for 3,000m at the Iowa State Classic on Friday.