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Wednesday 25 April 2018

Foroughi flies high in Germany

Star of the Sea's Kourosh Foroughi was not far off his best when he cleared 2.18m in the high jump to win the German University Championships at Darmstadt.

At the Europa Cup last June, Foroughi cleared 2.20.

In Rome, Paul Hession kick-started his season with 21.06 seconds for 200m.

In Nijmegan, Holland Donore's John Travers knocked 10 seconds off his previous best when winning the 'B' 1500m in three minutes 42.07 seconds. There were more promising performances at the British Milers Club fixture in Manchester.

Shane Quinn of Ferrybank clocked 14:26.01 when finishing fourth in the 'B' 5000m race, well inside the standard for the European Junior Championships. Liam Markham of Ennis TC ran 3:48.51 for 1500m, also inside the European junior standards, while Paul Robinson of St Coca's finished third in the 'A' 1,500m in a time of 3:43.25.

At the Leinster Junior and U23 Championships in Kilkenny, Steffi Creaner of Celtic DCH won the U23 100m in 11.91 and the 200m in 24.46.

At junior level, Paul Whelan of Dublin Striders won the 100m in 10.9, while Catherine McManus of Celtic DCH took both 100m flat and hurdles.

Ferrybank finished second overall and won promotion to Division One of the European Club Championships, which will be in Belgrade next year.

Among the stars of a strong team were Kelly Proper (first 100m and third long jump).

Clonliffe Harriers, struggling without Mark Kenneally, Brian Gregan and Dave Flynn, were boosted when David Fitzmaurice finished third in the 3000m and John Fagan ran a personal best 52.38 for the 400m hurdles.

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