Monday, February 8, 2010
Sligo AC athletes impress at National Indoors!
The AAI National Indoor Competition was held in the Odyssey Arena in Belfast last weekend and a selection of Sligo's top athletes undertook the journey to participate in various distances. Tommy Casey and Dermot McDermott ran the heats of the 800 metres on Saturday and both finished 3rd in their respective races. Casey ran 1:57 with McDermott clocking 1:58. Neither qualified for the final but it was a big 4 second PB for Casey which was of obvious great delight to him. Mc Dermott recorded one of his fastest time’s aswell and as the early part of his race was pretty tactical and slow (1:30 @ 600m),he ran extremely well to go sub 2:00 off that pace. Entrants into the 3000 metres for Sligo AC were Martin Conroy and Emmett Dunleavy. Conroy finished third in the same event last year and created a new club record for the event in the process. However on this occasion it was Dunleavy who would be triumphant taking the Bronze medal in 8.18 whilst Conroy finished 10th in 8.31. Well Done to all athletes who took part & good luck in any future races that are taking place in the near future.