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Monday, June 16, 2014

Phil Healy of Bandon AC sets a new PB in Geneva...

There was a large Irish contingent of athletes at the competition in Geneva last Switzerland. One of those who set a personal best was Phil Healy of Bandon AC. In the womens 100m, the 19 year old Cork woman set a new personal best time of 11.53 seconds, improving on her previous best of 11.63. That moves her up to 7th place on the Irish all time list.

The criteria for qualifying for the European Athletics Championships this summer are...

a) An athlete must achieve an “A” Performance Standard within the Qualification Period for the particular event  on, at least, one occasion. 
b) Development Athlete Selections will consist of individuals who are identified/carded by Athletics Ireland as ‘Development’ athletes and have minimally achieved two (2) “B” standards within the Qualification Period.

The 'A' standard for womens 100m is 11.4s while the 'B' standard is 11.6s.

Phil actually ran inside the 'B' standard twice last Saturday. In the heats, she ran 11.53 and ran 11.56 in the final.

I presume this may be enough to see her getting selected for the European Championships?

Irish 4 x 100m relay team...(L-R...Phil Healy, Catherine McManus, Niamh Whelan & Sarah Lavin)

Phil Healy was also part of the Irish 4 x 100m relay team that finished second last Saturday...
Rang Nom Société Performance Beme
1. Suisse Swiss Athletics 44.14 (Kambundji Mujinga 92 / Humair Fanette 91 / Golay Joëlle 87 / Sprunger Léa 90)
2. Irlande Irlande 44.45 (Lavin Sarah 94 / Whelan Niamh 90 / McManus Catherine 92 / Healy Phil 94 )
3. Pays de Galles Pays de Galles 44.66 (Brier Hannah 98 / Thomas Hannah 93 / Moore Mica 92 / Johncock Rachel 93 )
4. Suisse U23 Swiss Athletics 45.68 (Kora Salomé 94 / Keller Charlène 94 / Keller Melanie 94 / Dagry Samantha 94 )
5. Suisse U20 Swiss Athletics 46.12 (Strebel Irina 96 / Del Ponte Ajla 96 / Kambundji Muswama 96 / Blatty Inola 98 )

In the womens 100m hurdle race, 20 year old Sarah Lavin from Limerick finished 3rd in a new personal best time of 13.23 seconds. Her previous best was 13.34 when she won silver at the European Youth Championships in Italy last summer.

A full list of all the results can be seen HERE

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