Davicia Patterson smashes Irish Under 20 record in Germany!

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Mannheim Gala Track & Field Meeting (Germany) 2018:

Beechmount Harriers starlet Davicia Patterson (William Kelly) again deservedly stolen the headlines with a record breaking performance in her favourite 400m event.

The 17-year-old was competing for Ireland at the prestigious Mannheim Gala in Germany (Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018), were she clocked a new Northern Irish and Irish Under 20 record of 52.88 for 1st place; the time is also a World Junior Athletics Championships standard.

Fellow junior record holder Aaron Sexton (North Down AC / Roger Sexton) was also in action at the event.  Competing in the 100m, Aaron clocked 10.59 (+0.4) for 1st place in his heat, before going on to run 10.72 (+0.4) for 7th place in the final.

Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley AC / Niall Wilkinson) secured a podium spot in the High Jump with a 1.81m effort for 2nd place.

Full results for the event are available HERE.

Note:  Article compiled for use by Athletics NI.