Tallaght AC’s Rhasidat Adeleke, still aged only 20, was again in record breaking form again over the weekend when she ran 49.54 secs in the 400m at the NCAA West qualifiers in Sacramento, California, on Saturday night to improver on her own Irish record of 49.90 set last month in Florida. It was Adeleke’s sixth Irish record this year over the 200m and 400m distances. At the same championships, Brian Fay of Raheny Shamrock AC was an impressive winner of the men’s 5000m in 13:24.71. Both will now compete at the NCAA Championships in Texas in June starting on June 7 - as will Paul O’Donnell of DSD AC who finished 10th in the 10,000m with a time of 29:11.54 at the NCAA East qualifiers in Jacksonville, Florida.
In Rabta at the Diamond Meet meet on Sunday, Sarah Healy of UCD AC made an impressive start to her summer season when finishing a steady seventh in the 1500m with a time of 4:03.57.
Closer to home, home, Roisin O’Reilly of UCD AC was the winner of the women’s 1500m title with a time of 4:45.16 at a well-supported Leinster Track and Field Championships held over two days on Saturday and Sunday (May 27/28) in Carlow. Sadhbh Mohan of MSB AC won junior’ 1500m in 4:49.21. Winning the junior men’s title was Jared Murray of Rathfarnham WSAF AC in 4:19.97. A day later, in the 3000m, O’Reilly finished second in 10:04.51. Taking the senior men’s 5000m title was David Scanlon of Rathfarnham WSAF AC in 15:18.72. Second in 15:30.68 was Stephen Cashin of Clonliffe Harriers in 15:30.68. In the sprints, Bori Akinola of UCD AC was an impressive winner of the 100m in 10.61 secs. Angela Castell Rodriguez of Raheny Shamrock AC took the women’s 200m title with Aobh Forde of DSD AC winning the junior 200m in 26.14. Rathfarnham WSAF AC clublates Caitriona Dowling and Louise Gaffrney battled it out in the 800m with Dowling the winner in 2:18.73. Caoimhe Mackey of Donore Harriers won the 400m hurdles in 66:82. Winning the women’s pole vault with a height of 2.80m was Una Samuels of DSD AC. Grace Casey of Clonliffe Harriers took the senior javelin title with a 42.74 effort, while in the discus, Niamh Forgarty of Raheny Shamrock AC threw 49.32 for a clear win. .
Multi-eventer Rolus Olusa of Clonliffe Harriers won the senior men’s 110m hurdles in 15.07 secs and was second in the pole vault. In the 56lb weight for distance, David Marquis of DSD AC was the winner with a heave of 6.35m. Winning the masters title with the lighter 35lb weight was former Olympic discus thrower John Menton of DSD AC with 9.05m. Master winners from Dublin included Snezana Bectina of Clonliffe Harriers who won the W40 200m, 400m and 400m hurdles. Special congrats to the Lucan Harriers masters who travelled to Carlow in force!.
Others Dublin winners included: 100m - Sorcha Dineen (Lucan Harriers) W35, Dara Carr (LSA AC) W50, Shane Sheridan (DSD AC) M60, Liam Lyster (Crusaders AC M65 and David Leech (Blackrock AC) M70. 200m - Sarah Doylw (Tallaght AC) W35, Carol Kearney (Lucan Harriers) W55, Dara Carr (LSA AC) W50, Shane Sheridan (DSD AC) M60, Liam Lyster (Crusaders AC) M65. 400m - Carol Kearney (Lucan Harriers) W55, Donal Swift (Crusaders AC) M70. 800m - Breda Smyth (Lucan Harriers) W50, Liz Arkins (Lucan Harriers) W65, Stephen Brett ( MSB AC) M45, Neil Sherlock (Clonliffe Harriers) M35,. John Healy (Lucan Harriers) M55, George Maybury (Clonliffe Harriers) M65. 1500m - Zoe Quinn (Raheny Shamrock AC) W45, Breda Smyth (Lucan Harriers) W50 , Mary Browne ( Lucan Harriers) W65. David Kirwan (Raheny Shamrock AC) M45. 300m - Fiona Hayden (Love2Run AC) W35, Sinead Tighe (Bros Pearse AC) W45, Breda Smyth (Lucan Harriers) W50, Liz Arkins (Lucan Harriers) W65. 5000m - Lea Fulcher (Plant Based AC) M45, Tomasz Olech (Love2Run AC) M40, James Crowley (Lucan Harriers) M50, Tom Monks (Clonliffe Harriers ) M60. Steeplechase - Eimear Caulfield (LSA AC) W40, David Dunwoody (Clonliffe Harriers) M50. Long jump -George Wyatt (DSD AC) M55, Rob Ryan (MSB AC) M40, Pearse Carberry (Lucan Harriers) M45. High jump -Edel Maguire (Clonliffe Harriers) W60, Katrioan Power (Lucan Harriers) W50, Paul Curtayne 9Rahney Sharmock) M50, Pole vault - Alison Beck (DSD AC) W40. Shot - Liam Lyster (Crusaders AC) M65, Lucy Moore (DSD AC) W65. Javelin - Pearse Carberry (Lucan Harriers) M45, Colin Browne (Lusk AC) M50. Hammer - Peadar McGing (DSDAC) M65, Patsy Conboy (Bros Pearse AC) M80. Katriona Power (Lucan Harriers) W50, Frances Mansfield (Clonliffe Hrs ) W75. Discus - Eamon Gahan (Lusk AC) M45, Peadar McGing (DSD AC) M65,Patsy Conboy 9Bros Pearse) M80.Katrioan Power (Lucan Harriers) W50, Frances Mansfield (Clonliffe Harriers) W75. Weight for distance - Lucy Moore (DSD AC) W65.
Winners of the Dublin 800m Championships held in conjunction with Dublin Graded Track Meet No 3 in Lucan on Wednesday (May 24) were Amy O’Donoghue of Dundrum South Dublin AC in 2:09.47 and Jack Byrne of Donore Harriers in 1:57.27. An impressive winner of the grade A men’s 400m was Lee Byrne of Rathfarnham WSAF AC in 50.77. In the B race, Ailin Rock Geraghty of Tallaght AC was the winner in 50.93.
Next graded meet takes place at the UCD track on Saturday next (June 3).