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POLE VAULT: Zoe Brown determined to claim a medal at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Pole Vaulter Zoe Brown

Pole Vaulter Zoe Brown

  • by Dave McKibbin
 

Zoe Brown continued her quest towards a Commonwealth medal by setting her fourth Northern Ireland pole vault record of the year at the Cork City Sports.

The 30-year-old soared over 4.42m and had close attempts at 4.50 in spite of a tricky wind.

The performance consolidated her second ranking in the Commonwealth behind Alana Boyd of Australia.

She took several notable scalps in her victory with Kylie Hudson of USA placing second with 4.25 and Finn Valley’s Tori Pena, the Irish record holder third at 4.10.

“I have a goal and am executing my plans by clearing these heights. I have developed a strategy to downplay the negatives and it is working,” she said.

If Zoe is can maintain this form a medal looks definitely on the cards in Glasgow.

Meanwhile, Aislinn Crossey from Newry has been selected on the Irish team for the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon from JUly 22-27.

The Newry girl will be in the 800m at which distance she clocked 2:06.33 at Watford. She will be accompanied by Siofra Cleirigh-Buttner who will be going to her second World Juniors.

Also on the nine strong team is Karl Griffin from Donegal who has run 1:49.52 for 800. He is joined by Robert Tully who clocked a best of 1:49.15 at the Belfast International.

 

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