Marrs attacks in Tullamore
Robbie Marrs of Lisburn soared over 1.94m to win the M16 high jump on Day 1 of the Glo Health Juvenile Track and Field Championships in Tullamore.
Multi-eventer Elizabeth Morland of Cushinstown won the W17 100m hurdles and long jump. Molly Scott of SLOT won the W16 hurdles in 11.67 and was second in the 200 behind old rival Gina Akpe Moses of Blackrock Louth.
Lawler aims for final
Sprinter Marcus Lawler from Carlow heads to the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon with high hopes of least making the 200m final.
He's joined in the 200m by Sligo's Zak Irwin.
In the women's 800m, Síofra Cléirigh Buttner of DSD hopes to improve on her semi-finals appearance of two years ago.
Competing in the men's 800m are UCD's Karl Griffin and Rob Tully of Star of the Sea.
The event begins next Tuesday.
Cardiff dates for schools
Meath athletes Elizabeth Morland (Dunshaughlin CC) and Keith Marks (Ashbourne) lead a strong Irish team at Saturday's SIAB Schools International in Cardiff.
Among the girls travelling are sprinters Gina Akpe-Moses (St Vincent's Dundalk) and Megan Marrs (Streathern Belfast), middle distance athlete Nadia Power and Carla Sweeney, both St MacDara's, hurdler Molly Scott (Col Chonglais) and thrower Michaela Walsh (Swinford).
On the boys' team are sprinters Sean Lawlor (Kylemore) and Eoin Doherty (Drimnagh Castle), 3000m runner Kevin Mulcaire (St Flannan's), and high jumper Robbie Marrs (RBAI).
Liberties 6k on horizon
More than 800 runners, joggers and walkers are expected in Dublin's Royal Hospital Kilmainham for the annual St James's Hospital Liberties 6km (7.45). Late entries at €25 between 5pm and 7pm.
Fly along to Fingal 10k
Fancy a warm-up run before next Sunday's Glo Health Irish Championships in Santry? Just up the road in Swords the Airtricity Fingal 10km starts at 10am - perfect timing! All finishers get a t-shirt, goody bag and drinks bottle. Register at www.dublinmarathon.ie.