Healy glory in Manchester
Sarah Healy of Blackrock AC was an impressive winner of the women's 'A' 1500m at the British Milers Club meet in Sportcity, Manchester last Saturday.
After taking the lead with 700m to go, Healy, aged 17, came home in 4 mins 15.53 secs, improving on the time of 4:16.03 she ran to win the Irish senior indoor title last February. It puts her second behind Ciara Mageean on the current rankings list. Finishing fourth in 4:28.84 was Amy O'Donoghue of Emerald AC.
Over 800m, Brian Fay of Raheny Shamrock won the 'D' race in a personal best 1:50.20, while Ciara Everard of UCD continued her comeback with a time of 2:06.35 for sixth in the women's 'A' race.
Junior international athletes in action included Charlie O'Donovan of Leevale ninth in the 'B' 1500m in 3:52.67, Darragh McElhinney of Bantry AC ninth in the men's 'A' 5000m in 14:27.01, and Keelan Kilrehill of Moy Valley AC, winner of the 'C' 5000m in 14:59.86.
At last Wednesday's Dublin Graded Meet in Tallaght, Ciara Deely, Miriam Daly, Ellie O'Toole and Davicia Patterson set a new Irish junior record of 3:44.28 for the women's 4x400m.
In the USA, at the Big East Championships in Geneva, Ohio, Síofra Cléirigh-Buttner of Dundrum South Dublin AC, running for Villanova, retained her women's 800m title with a time of 2:05.52.
Clonmel's Seán Tobin finished seventh in the steeplechase in 9:07.04 at the SEC Championships in Knoxville. At the Big 12 Championships in Texas, Kevin Mulcaire of Ennis TC was sixth in the 5000m with a time of 14:46.35.