World Juniors: Griffin 4th in semi-final

UCD’s Karl Griffin  finished 4th in his 800m semi-finals at the World Junior Championships in Oregon on Saturday night. His time of 1:49.97 was  not fast enough to make the final as a fastest loser.

A personal best for Kilkenny’s Cliodhna Manning was the highlight for the Irish in the 200m  at Day 3 of the World Junior Championships in Oregon.

Manning placed fourth in her 200m heat in 24.15 secs, wnot fast enough to make the semi-finals. Niamh McNicol of Ferrybank finished 6th in her heat in 25.38 seconds.  At 17, she will still be eligible for the next edition of the championships in two years time.

In the men’s  heats, Marcus Lawler of St Laurence O’Toole finished  4th in 21.58 secs, while Zak Irwin from finished also finished 4th  in his heat in  21.78 secs also not fast enough to advance.

In the final of the girls’ hammer on day 2, Galway hammer thrower Emma O’Hara  finished 11th  with 56.28. O’Hara had thrown 57.17 m in  the qualifying rounds.
In the 800m, Newry’s Aislinn Crossey  finished  7th in her heat in 2:08.06, while Siofra Cleirigh Butter of DSD finished 5th in her heat with a time of 2:08.50. Neither qualified for the final.

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