Local track stars impress in Europe:
Athletes from Northern Ireland have been in action at prestigious track events across Europe this weekend, with several recording personal bests and season’s best performances.
Following on from Ben Reynolds’ Commonwealth Games standard and Leon Reid’s 100m personal best in Denmark, which you can read about HERE, a number of familiar faces also impressed.
At the Putbos Memorial Leon Buyle Track & Field Meeting in Belgium (Saturday 3rd June 2017), Craig Newell (Ballymena & Antrim AC / Ian Neely) excelled with a notable 400m personal best of 47.87. Andrew Mellon (North Down AC / Brendan McConville) also performed well over 400m, running 47.32. Jason Harvey (Crusaders AC / Nick Dakin) recorded 51.59 over the 400m hurdles, while Gareth Thompson (City of Lisburn AC / Phillip Snoddy) clocked 11.09 (0.1) for 100m and 22.74 (0.5) for 200m.
Meanwhile, in France, Christine McMahon (Ballymena & Antrim AC / Ian Neely) raced to a seasons best at the Meeting Pro Athlé de Marseille in France (Saturday 3rd June 2017). Competing in the 400m hurdles, Christine crossed the line in 58.15.
Closer to home, Leon Reid (Birchfield Harriers / James Hillier), followed on from his 10.33 100m personal best in Denmark with an impressive outing at the British League Meeting in England (Sunday 4th June 2017). Leon narrowly missed the Commonwealth Games 200m standard of 20.77 when her crossed the line in 20.79.
In other news…
Letterkenny AC athlete Peter Glass began his drive towards Commonwealth Games qualification with a strong performance in the Decathlon competition at the Meeting Internacional Arona de Pruebas Combinadas in Tenerife (Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June 2017). After two days of competition, including ten events, Peter finished with an excellent 7120 points.