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New Shot best for Quirke


from the AAI The new indoor season is underway and several Irish athletes have already had an outing Stateside. Colin Quirke (Crusaders AC), competing un-attached for Manhattan College, improved his best for the shot when winning at the Brother Jasper Invitational on Saturday. His throw of 17.68m added 12cm to his previous best and puts him within sight of his father’s 1991 Irish record of 18.07m.

Brother Jasper Invitational & Multi – 12/9/2011 to 12/10/2011 Manhattan College
Men Pole Vault
1 McGovern, Brian Manhattan 4.85m
3.70 3.85 4.00 4.15 4.30 4.45 4.60 4.70 4.85 5.00
2 Giglio, Andres Unattached 4.45m

Men Shot Put
1 Quirke, Colin Unat-Manhatt 17.68m
16.54m 17.03m FOUL 16.83m FOUL 17.68m
2 Ewald, Roman Manhattan 16.59m

Harvard Open Track Meet 12/10/11 Harvard-Gordon Track and Tennis
Women 1 Mile Run
Finals: Heat #1
1 1 Black, Eimear SO-2 Bryant 5:14.20 –
2 2 Bohigian, Meaghan SR-4 UMass Dartmouth 5:15.03
3 3 Sheehan, Kathleen FR-1 UMass Dartmouth 5:16.01

Christmas Invitational – 12/10/2011 Murfreesboro, TN
Women 1 Mile Run
1 Finn, Michelle SR Western Kent 5:13.56
2 Gipson, Autumn SO Middle Tennessee 5:16.57
3 Islam, Rachel SO Middle Tennessee 5:25.02

Fordham Season Opener: 12-02-11 – New York, NY
Mile Heat #1
1 Hernandez, Francis SO-2 Providence 4:21.4H –
2. Byrne, Jake FR-1 Iona 4:23.8H –
3. Brunelle, Corey SR-4 Providence 4:24.1H –

Manhattan College Opener – 12/1/2011 Manhattan College
The highlight of the meet was Brian McGovern (Yonkers, N.Y.) qualifying for the IC4A Championships in the men’s pole vault with a leap of 4.80 meters (15 feet, nine inches). Having already won the competition, McGovern then made three very good attempts at 5.00 m (16′4).

Men Pole Vault
1 McGovern, Brian Manhattan 4.80m
2 Marks, Jason Columbia 4.45m

Men Shot Put
1 Quirke, Colin Unat-Manhatt 16.49m
16.49m 16.07m 16.18m FOUL 15.98m FOUL
2 Ewald, Roman Manhattan 16.10m

Men Weight Throw
1 Ewald, Roman Manhattan 17.35m
2 Brentnall, Edward Manhattan 15.23m
3 Quirke, Colin Unat-Manhatt 15.21m

Men 400 Meter
1 Allen, William Queensboroug 59.25
2 Bayley, Matt Iona 1:01.25
3 Soderberg, Alexander Iona 1:01.50
7 Byrne, Jake Iona 1:15.31