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Amy Foster reaps rewards in Florida

�Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25thJune 2013
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com

 Mary Peters Track International Opening Event.

 Amy Foster equals her personal best in the 100m

�Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 25thJune 2013 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Darren Kidd /Presseye.com Mary Peters Track International Opening Event. Amy Foster equals her personal best in the 100m

  • by Dave McKibbin
 

Amy Foster got her long overdue award when she produced a record smashing performance over 100 metres in Claremont, Florida.

The 25 year old sprint queen clocked 11.40 as she came third to Germany’s Tatjana Pinto. Amy had earlier run 11.59 in the preliminaries.

The time of 11.40 smashed the Northern Ireland record of 11.49 which she held jointly with Anna Boyle and also equalled the Irish record of Ailish McSweeney.

More importantly it is a qualifying standard for both the Commonwealth and European Championships and is a great performance by Amy who was only denied the record in an earlier race by an over the limit following wind.

She can now relax and concentrate on preparing for the Northern Ireland Championships and Commonwealth selection.

Meanwhile, Brendan Teer was in a class of his own as he retained his crown in the Downpatrick Lions 3 Lakes 14K Race with a dominating run.

The East Down athlete fresh from a great run in the Bannister Festival of Miles at the Mary Peters Track led from the start over the attractive course and had over three minutes in hand at the finish.

Richard Coey from Ballydrain continued his good form to take second with James Savage also East Down in third.

The Ladies race went to mountain racing expert Virginia Ervine of Mourne Runners who came in well clear of Janette Bailie of Dromore and Lisa Milligan from East Down.

There was also a 7K event with Daniel Atkinson of East Down and Pamela Young taking the honours.

Meanwhile, Katie Kirk set an outdoor personal best when winning the ‘A’ 800 metres at the Irish Milers Club meeting at Greystones. The Lagan Valley athlete ran 2:05.95.

Michael Quinn took the ‘C’ race and Conor Christie the ‘D’ event while Roseanna McGuckin won her 200 metres in 24.75 with Curtis Woods taking the 300 with 34.70.

Andrew Agnew was the winner of the 3,000 in a useful 8:27.23.

 

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