The fourth Meeting in the Dublin Graded Meeting Series attracted over 300 athletes from Derry to Cork and all places in between, to Morton Stadium in moderate conditions with a strong gusting wind keeping the temperature down.
The Women’s 100 Meters got proceedings underway with Cressida Amaniampong from Skerries clocking 12.55 ahead of Sarah McCarthy’s of Mid Sutton 12.58.
In the Men’s Keith Pike of Clonliffe could not be separated from Joseph Finnegan Murphy of Tallaght both sharing 10,93. Toluwabon Akinola of Fingallians won the "B" race in 10,77sec.
400 Meters was the next track event with the Women’s' race won by Caoimhe Mackey of Donore clocking 59.13. The fastest man over the one lap distance was Zak Higgins of Donore clocking 49.88, ahead of Leevale's Dean Cronin who clocked 50.53s.
The next on Track was the Women's 1500 "A" where Denise Toner of Clones left no one in doubt her intentions as she took it on from the start to win in 4m33.09s the youthful Lauren Murphy of Cilles A.C second in 4m36.49.
Liffey Valley’s Mollie O’Donnell was also a front runner in the Women's 1,500 winning in 5m09.95s ahead of Jessica Blaney making the journey from Lagan Valley AC. to finish 2nd. in 5m15.81.
Front running seemed to be the order of the evening as Leevale's Gavin O'Rourke was quickly to the front of the Men's A 1,500. From having a lead of some 30 meters he was over hauled with400 to go and looked to be in difficulty but recovered over the last 150 metres to win in 3m58.91 with Oliver Hopkins of Donore just behind in 3m39.15.
Rathfarnham's David Scanlon was another front runner in action winning the second "A" race in 3m58.20 ahead of Tallaght's Eoghan Keaney who clocked 4m01.18s.
The Track programme was completed with a "D" category 1,500 where Peter Markey of City of Derry Spartans made his long journey worthwhile winning in 4m42.29 ahead of Mark Naylor of Leevale.
With winners from Cork to Derry and many places in between like Monaghan, Carlow, and Donegal the Graded Meetings reputation of providing competition for athletes from all over the country was evident.