Track & Field

Day 3 Morning Recap: Irish Girls bow out as do Dendy and Mokoena in the Sandbox

Pena heads Home but so does Silkeburg as the favorites progress

Pena could only manage 4.30 which is just below her personal best as the only major athlete to bow out was multiple finalist and the nearly woman of the last two major global champs in London and Moscow, Silke Spigelburg bowed out.

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No Major Upsets in Women’s Discus

No Major upsets in this one but Yenis Cabellero, the Cuban World No 1 threw the furthest with her first throw(65.15). Sandra Perkovic threw slightly shorter (64.51). Perkovic would want to up her game or my accumulator is in trouble.

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Long Jump Men: Dendy and Mokoena the day’s biggest losers

Marquis Dendy, the NCAA champion over Long and Triple Jump and Godfrey Mokoena crashed out with both jumping below 8 metres. Dendy has jumped 8.39m and 17.50m this season but couldn’t handle the qualification rounds. Mokeona, a multiple global medalist crashed out as well.

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No Major Upsets in 400m

Major favourite Allyson Felix qualified handily in 50.60 but wasn’t the fastest of the day as Jamaican Stephanie Ann McPherson

Felix Interview

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Steeplechase: Irish Girls go home while Favourites advance

No Major upsets in this one with the exception of Etenesh Diro, the Ethiopian who was fifth in Moscow going home with a 9.31 clocking. The Irish girls put in a good performance but qualification was well beyond their personal bests.

Irish Results

Michelle Finn 9:55 9th in Heat 1
Sara Treacy 9:48 13th in Heat 2
Kerry O Flaherty 10:05 13th in Heat 3

Heat 1 Michelle Finn 9:55 9th in Heat 1

Heat 2 Sara Treacy 9:48 13th in Heat 2

Heat 3 Kerry O Flaherty 10:05 13th in Heat 3

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Ronan Duggan

Ronan Duggan

Ronan Duggan is an athlete, coach, athletics fan and, most importantly, was once named Bandon AFC's under-12 Player of the Year. He was once a promising athlete but is now a promising coach, teacher and part-time athletics writer/broadcaster. While an 800m runner himself, Ronan has coached everything from pole vault to 10km with varying levels of bluffing. He has regularly been threatening to do something for years but is yet to deliver. He is regarded as our expert on the American running scene, though has yet, to prove his knowledge in this realm.

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