Smyth Breaks Club Indoor 200m Record

Mark Smyth set a new club 200 metre indoor record while winning the Leinster 200 metres indoor title.

Mark Smyth won heat three posting a sharp 21.62 seconds, that was point 01 seconds off his personal best.

In the first semi-final, Conal O’Toole broke the tape in a winning 22.82 seconds to qualify for the final with Lam Sheehan just off a final place in 25.10 seconds.

The final saw the record books rewritten as Smyth blasted home to win in 21.42 shaving point 19 seconds off his club record.

Crusaders Nick Ennis took silver in 22.89 seconds with Conal O’Toole capturing bronze in 23.01 seconds.

Smyth’s time of 21.42 seconds is a European Under-23 B Qualifying standard.

Elsewhere in the 60 metres, Sean O’Driscoll took sixth place in 7.06 seconds having qualified for the final by finishing second in heat one in 7.20 seconds.

In the junior 200 metre championship Michael Farrelly took silver posting 22.86 seconds just behind Dundealgan’s Israel Olatunde who took gold in 22.44 seconds.

Farrelly had qualified for the final by posting 22.94 seconds in the heat.

Dylan O’Brien finished four in the 1500 metres posting 4.20.55.

Matthew Cotter took long jump bronze with a best of 6.32 metres.

In the junior men long jump’s Scott Meaney took bronze with a best of 5.93 metres, while Laura Fallon took gold in the junior pole vault with a best of 2.60 metres.

While in the masters 800 metres Adrienne Atkins took bronze posting 2:46.82.

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