Former World Indoors medallist Paul McKee got his Masters career off to a flying start when he scored a double in the Woodie’s All Ireland Championships in Athlone.
The Beechmount athlete opened by winning the M35 60 metres in a time of 7.19 and then followed by taking the 200 in 22.36 a huge improvement on the previous record of 24.48.
There were good local victories at the same venue yesterday in the U23 and Junior Championships.
Christine McMahon, Ballymena and Antrim, continued her good form by the U23 400 in 55.33 while Curtis Woods returned to win the 200 in 21.92 with Lagan Valley clubmate Ben Maze third in 22.3.
Conall Kirk, Lagan Valley, ran 1:55.29 to take the Junior 800 in a blanket finish just ahead of David Harper from Westport with Andrew Wright from Willowfield third in 1:56.93.
The performance of the day was the Irish Senior record 800 of 2:02.54 set by Ciara Everard of KCH.
Amy Foster came eighth in the final of the 60 metres in the UK Championships and European Trials at the new EIS Arena in Sheffield.
The many times Northern Ireland sprint champion clocked 7.44 in the final which was won by red hot favourite Asha Philip in a stadium record of 7.15.
Earlier Amy had won her heat in 7.47 ahead of International Anyika Onuora before placing fourth in her semi with 7.43 this time just behind Onuora.
Zoe Brown cleared 4.20 metres for the third time this season in the pole vault. She opened with 4.05, cleared 4.20 on the third attempt before failing three times at 4.40.
This performance placed her joint third with Lucy Bryan behind UK record holder Julia Bleasdale who won with another stadium record of 4.77.
Kerry Harty set an indoor personal best when taking fourth in the 3000 which was won by Lauren Howarth. The Northern Ireland record holder clocked 9:20.95.
Karen Alexander and Scott Rankin were too good for their opposition in the Roe Valley Country Park Trail Race on Saturday.
World Mountain medallist Karen, from Sperrin, was almost a minute clear of Springwell pair Alexandra Knox and Gemma Turley with top veteran Anne Paul, Alison Rankin and Ciara Toner making up the top six.
Springwell had ten of the leading twelve.
The Mens race was closer with Scott Rankin of Foyle Valley finishing eighteen seconds in front of Richard Johnston. Christopher McPeake also City of Derry and Pius McIntyre Foyle Valley followed.
Mark Alexander was top M40, Noel Connor led the M50 with Jim Breen just headed Ray Curran at M55. The M60 went to Francis Boal with Norman Lellyett heading the M65 section.