Favors Set New National Indoor Record

Eric Favors set a new national indoor shot put record of 19.68 metres at the South Carolina Invitational on Saturday night.

28-year-old Favors added 19cm to his own Irish record which he set 51 weeks ago.

On Sunday, Brian Fay set a new club 3,000m indoor record when he won the Val de Reuil meeting in Normandy France in 7:53.62.

Bastien Augusto took second place in 8:13.86, showing Fay’s excellent form in taking a win in race against a mainly French field.

Fay’s time was nine seconds faster than Kevin Dooney’s previous club record set in Boston in 2014. The time is also a qualification standard for next month’s European indoor championship.

Iseult O’Donnell set a new personal best posting 2:04.61 in the 800m b race at the Metz meet on Saturday night.