Athletics: Impressive double for Marcus Lawler at Intervarsities
AT the Irish University Track and Field Championships in Belfast, international sprinter Marcus Lawler opened his season by winning the 100m in 10.70 seconds, putting him comfortably clear of QUB's Jonathan Browning 10.80 secs. In the 200m final, he beat DCU's Dara Kerwick.
DCU's Stephanie Creanor won the women's 100m in 11.91, and also took the 200m title in 24.28 secs.
Performance of the day came from University of Limerick's Thomas Barr who ran a superb early season time of 50.44 secs when winning the 400 metres hurdles. The time qualifies him for the World Student Games next July. Jessica Neville of CIT won the women's 400m hurdles.
In a competitive men's hammer, QUB's Robert Moffitt retained his title with a massive record throw of 60.85. Silver went to Trinity's James McCabe
Both men and women's long jump records fell. Sarah McCarthy of DCU jumped 6.24m to win the women's title, while UU's Adam McMullan was the men's winner with 7.55 metres.
In the race of the day, UU's Adam McComb edged out Commonwealth Games athlete Jason Harvey to win the men's 400m in 49.01 seconds. Harvey was .02 seconds slower for second with QUB'S Ben Maze third in 49.16.
UCD's Aisling Drumgoole won the women's 400m in 56.39 secs. Over the longer distances, Mary Ann O'Sullivan of DCU won the 1500m title, while Maria O'Sullivan of DCU won the 5000m and was second in the 3000m behind UCD's Ellie Hartnett.
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