Brown and Kirk go well at indoor event in Sheffield

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Katie Kirk and Zoe Brown claimed bronze medals at the British Indoor Athletics Championships in Sheffield.

Katie from Lagan valley followed up her recent personal best over 800 metres in Athlone with another tremendous performance in a blanket finish.

The race was won by Scottish star Laura Muir in 2:06.04 with Shelavna Oskas-Clarke second in 2:06.66 with Katie running 2:06.76 importantly catching multi medallist Jenny Meadowes on the line.

Katie had run 2:06.38 in her semi-final.

Brown cleared a season’s best in the pole vault with 4.16 metres to take bronze for the second year in succession.

The event was won by Olympic medal winner Holly Bleasdale with 4.73.

Amy Foster equalled her personal best when placing fourth over 60 metres in 7.33 which is just 100th outside the world indoor qualification.

She had run 7.36 and 7.35 in her heat and semi.

Paul Pollock lead for the first ten circuits of the 3,000 metres before finishing sixth in a best of 8:09.54. Conor Bradley placed 12th in 8:16.49 the race was won by Andy Vernon.

Mark Patterson had 1:56.02 over 800 with Gareth Hill clocking 4:02.95 in 1,500.

Leon Reid had 21.48 in the 200 with Oliver Back running a best of 6.82 in the 60.

There were two golds for UU athletes in the Irish Universities Indoor Championships at Athlone.

Claire Wilkinson set a meeting record with 3.95 in the pole vault while Adam McMullan took the long with 7.26 metres.

Meanwhile Stephen Prentice and Julie Murphy were winners of the Born 2 Run Minnowburn 10K Race. Prentice from Queens and Enniskillen looked in control as she came in almost a minute before Conor Curran with Stuart Paulin a further minute behind.

Julie Murphy was also in a class of her own as she won the ladies by over a minute from Maeve Lavery.