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Britton Records Personal Best


Fionnuala Britton (Kilcoole AC) finished in fifth place in the 2012 Stanford Invitational in a personal best time of 15:28.22. The time left Britton only eight seconds outside the Olympic A standard 15:20.00, but inside the B standard 15:30.00. Britton stayed with the leaders for the majority of the race, only losing touch in the closing stages. Jackie Areson (Nike) was the eventual winner in a time of 15:18.31.

Fresh from his Irish and European Road Best from the previous weekend, Alistair Cragg (Clonliffe Harriers AC) was back in action. Cragg placed sixth in the 1500m 3:42.00 and fourth in the 5,000m 13:32.76 in what was a very busy evening for the highly talented Cragg.

Other Irish athletes impressing on the night were Brendan O’Neill (Dundrum South Dublin AC), O’Neill recorded a time of 29:28 in the men’s 10,000m, while Anthony Lieghio (Tallaght AC) finished 8th in the 1500m 3:49.07. Tommy Casey (Oklahoma State) was fifth in his section of the men’s 1500m 3:52.17.Kerry Harty (Newcastle AC) impressed in the women’s 1500m finishing fifth in a time of 4:18.81.

Rounding off a great evening for Irish athletes David Flynn (Clonliffe Harriers AC) and Tomas Cotter (Dunleer AC) recorded times of 8:49.24 and 8:51.88 respectively in the men’s 3,000m Steeplechase. Michelle Finn (Western Kent) clocked 10:14.09 for third place in the women’s 3,000m Steeplechase.